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Nebraska Crime Commission

Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center

Management Training

Click here to register: Spec_Enr.pdf

Dates and Times will be finalized when it gets closer to the course dates listed below.

Students are responsible for lodging ($25.00 double occupancy) and meals. NLETC reserves the right to limit the number of students from any one agency.

This course is mandatory for Nebraska law enforcement officers promoted to a Management position as defined in Title 79 Chapter 1 Sec. 004.31 which may include but is not limited to the following ranks:

  • Chief
  • Asst. Chief
  • Deputy Chief
  • Lieutenant
  • Major
  • Captain
  • Marshal
  • Colonel
  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • Sheriff (appointed only). 

Successful completion of an on-line training component addressing Title 79 and liability issues, as well as the classroom portion, is required within 1 year of appointment.  

Once the application to attend Management training has been received, or a waiver has been granted to the student, the NLETC staff will enroll the individual in the next available on-line course.

Training must be completed within 1 year of appointment. If training is not completed within one year, the agency must request an extension of the one year requirement from the Police Standards Advisory Council.

Equipment: No specific equipment needed. Pen/pencil, notebook and extra towels if staying at NLETC.

Start Date: 10/16/2023                  Start Time: 8:00 AM

End Date: 10/20/2023

Tuition: No Tuition if you are mandated to attend. If you are not mandated to attend, the tuition will be based on the number of days the course is scheduled. ($80.00 per day.)

Class Limit: 50

Location: NLETC

Instructor: 

Coordinator: Mark Stephenson

Prerequisite: None

Event-Date: 
Monday, October 16, 2023 - 8:00am to Friday, October 20, 2023 - 4:00pm

Supervision Training

To register: Spec_Enr.pdf

Dates and Times will be finalized when it gets closer to the course dates listed below. 

This course is mandatory for Nebraska law enforcement officers promoted to a Supervisory rank:

A Supervisory position is defined in Title 79, Chapter 1, 004.41 as, "A position occupied by a person with lesser responsibility than a management position and who in the chain of command directly supervises subordinate officers or employees in their work performance and for which commensurate salaries are authorized." Typically this means corporals and sergeants in an agency.

Tuition is charged if you are not mandated to attend the training.

Training must be completed within 1 year of appointment. If training is not completed within one year, the agency must request an extension of the one year requirement from the Police Standards Advisory Council.

NLETC reserves the right to limit the number of students from any one agency. This is to provide equitable training throughout the state.

Students are responsible for lodging ($25.00 per night double occupancy) and meals.

Equipment: Classroom supplies, extra towels if staying at NLETC

Start Date: 7/17/2021     Start Time: 8:00 am

End Date: 7/21/2021

Tuition: Based on the number of days the course actually gets scheduled for. ($80.00 per day of training.)

Class Limit: 50

Location: NLETC

Instructor: 

Coordinator: Mark Stephenson

Prerequesite: None

Event-Date: 
Monday, July 17, 2023 - 8:00am to Friday, July 21, 2023 - 4:00pm

Traffic Crash Reconstruction

Click here to register: Spec_Enr.pdf

This is an 80-hour course. Early application for this course is encouraged. Prior to the start of the class, study the materials you received in Intermediate, Advanced and Technical Crash Investigation; particularly with regard to basic mathematics and algebra. This course is the fourth and final piece in the NLETC crash investigation curriculum. The students will be instructed in specialized applications of momentum as well as completing real-world projects to emphasize all aspects of these courses from Intermediate on up. Further blocks on technology, courtroom considerations, report writing and human factors will round out the course so that the student has a complete picture of many of the aspects of the crash reconstruction process. Introductions to specialized course in specific vehicle and crash types (i.e., motorcycles, bicycles, commercial vehicles, rollovers, pedestrians, etc.) will be given so that the investigator is aware of further courses to expand their knowledge in this ever evolving field.

NLETC reserves the right to limit the number of attendees from any one agency. This is to provide equitable training throughout the state.

Students are responsible for lodging ($25.00 per night double occupancy) and meals.

Equipment: Pen/Pencil, notebook, colored fine-tipped marker pens or colored pencils, 0.5mm mechanical pencil, eraser (polymer, vinyl or plastic), calculator (Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS or equivalent), Northwestern traffic template, 360 degree counterclockwise protractor (provided in Technical course), IPTM formula booklet (from Intermediate Crash Investigation), Fundamentals of Traffic Crash Reconstruction (Daily, et. al.) textbook from Intermediate (provided as needed). Extra towels if you are staying at NLETC.

Start Date: 5/1/2023     Start Time: 8:00 am

End Date: 5/12/2023

Tuition: No tuition. Students are responsible for lodging and meals as applicable.

Class Limit: 20

Location: NLETC

Instructor: Chris Mannel, Great Plains Technical Services

Coordinator: Gene Boner, NLETC

Pre-requisite: Completion of the Technical Crash Investigation course held at NLETC or equivalent.

Event-Date: 
Monday, May 1, 2023 - 8:00am to Friday, May 12, 2023 - 4:00pm

Basic Jail Training

To register: Enrollment Form for Specialized Training

Deadline for registering for Basic Jail Training is 30 days prior to the start of the session.

Please be aware of the physical and mental demands that are made on trainees during this course. The physical demands consist of, but are not limited to the following:

Handcuffing and being handcuffed, bending, kneeling, twisting, punching, pushing/pulling, falling to the ground, thrown to the ground (landing on chest), rolling reaching, gripping hands and fingers, finger dexterity and joint manipulation. Training requires aggressive forward, backward, and lateral movements while afoot.

Equipment: Casual clothing for fingerprinting and pat searches, sweat clothes for subject control training, tennis shoes with non-marking soles, pen, pencil, and notebook, alarm clock, 1 box of non-latex gloves, handcuffs and key, and extra towels if staying at NLETC.

Students are responsible for lodging ($25.00 per night double occupancy) and meals.

Start Date: 09/25/2023               Start Time: 8:00 AM

End Date: 10/06/2023

Tuition: No tuition. 

Location: NLETC

Instructor: 

Coordinator:

Prerequisite: None

Event-Date: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 8:00am to Friday, October 6, 2023 - 4:00pm

Basic Jail Training

To register: Enrollment Form for Specialized Training

Deadline for registering for Basic Jail Training is 30 days prior to the start of the session.

Please be aware of the physical and mental demands that are made on trainees during this course. The physical demands consist of, but are not limited to the following:

Handcuffing and being handcuffed, bending, kneeling, twisting, punching, pushing/pulling, falling to the ground, thrown to the ground (landing on chest), rolling reaching, gripping hands and fingers, finger dexterity and joint manipulation. Training requires aggressive forward, backward, and lateral movements while afoot.

Equipment: Casual clothing for fingerprinting and pat searches, sweat clothes for subject control training, tennis shoes with non-marking soles, pen, pencil, and notebook, alarm clock, 1 box of non-latex gloves, handcuffs and key, and extra towels if staying at NLETC.

Students are responsible for lodging ($25.00 per night double occupancy) and meals.

Start Date: 06/05/2023               Start Time: 8:00 AM

End Date: 06/16/2023

Tuition: No tuition. 

Location: NLETC

Instructor: 

Coordinator:

Prerequisite: None

Event-Date: 
Monday, June 5, 2023 - 8:00am to Friday, June 16, 2023 - 4:00pm

Criminal Interdiction and Patrolling

To register: Criminal Interdiction Flyer

Criminal Interdiction and Patrolling to Include Hidden Compartment Training for ANY and ALL Officers

Instructor: Greg Goltz is a 33 year veteran trooper with a large Midwest state police agency. He is the instructor for his agency in Criminal Interdiction/Patrolling and has instructed this course to thousands of law enforcement officers and their agencies from all over the United States. Greg is a veteran Police Service Dog handler, Firearms Instructor and Team Leader for SWAT. He also worked very successfully in undercover operations purchasing illegal drugs of all kinds. While working in the uniform division he has seized millions of dollars in United States currency and literally thousands of pounds of contraband all while making normal traffic stops that he turned into Criminal Interdiction arrests. He is a declared Expert witness in both the State and Federal court systems and actively testifies about this subject matter. 

Course Objectives: Students will see first-hand how Criminal Patrol techniques can yield large and small drug and other type arrests from legal contacts with many people of society regardless of age, sex, race, or any other class or designation. These students will learn about the growing number of drugs they may see in their area and how to battle them. The students will learn how to put these legal techniques into place with these types of contacts after class. 

Students will also learn of the incredibly advanced concealment places in land vehicles that smugglers and other people involved with drugs hide the drugs, weapons, currency and the countless other items of contraband.

For more information visit: www.criminaladdiction.com

Equipment: No specific equipment needed. Extra towels if staying at NLETC.

Students are responsible for lodging ($25.00 per night double occupancy) and meals.

Start Date: 04/10/2023               Start Time: 8:00 AM

End Date: 04/12/2023

Tuition: $300 plus lodging and meals as applicable

Location: NLETC

Instructor: Greg Goltz

Coordinator:

Prerequisite: None

Event-Date: 
Monday, April 10, 2023 - 8:00am to Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 4:00pm

Intermediate Crash Investigation

Click here to register: Spec_Enr.pdf

NLETC reserves the right to limit the number of attendees from any one agency. This is to provide equitable training throughout the state.

This is a 40-hour course with an emphasis on "at-scene" evidence recognition and collection, scene photography, diagramming and an introduction to mathematical formulas.

Students are responsible for lodging ($25.00 per night double occupancy) and meals.

Equipment: .5mm mechanical pencil and erasers, pen, notebook, Northwestern Traffic Template, drawing equipment (to include a flex curve and eraser shield), Texas Instrument TI-30XA calculator (or equivalent), 6" or larger locking compass, 100' or larger fiberglass tape measure, 25' or 50' steel tape measure, used/old/cheap screwdrivers, spring clamps, 3-5 lb. sledge hammer, digital camera of your department's choice with a tripod (Students who do not bring a tripod will be unable to participate in the photography section of the class.), minimum 1GB flash drive and extra towels if you are staying at NLETC.

Start Date: 8/28/2023                  Start Time: 8:00 am

End Date: 9/1/2023

Tuition: No tuition. Lodging and meals as applicable

Class Limit: 20

Location: NLETC

Instructor: Chris Mannel, Great Plains Technical Services

Pre-requisite: Completion of a basic crash investigation course.

Event-Date: 
Monday, August 28, 2023 - 8:00am to Friday, September 1, 2023 - 4:00pm

Field Training Officer

Click here to register: Spec_Enr.pdf

NLETC reserves the right to limit the number of attendees from any one agency. This is to provide equitable training throughout the state.

The Basic Field Training Officer course is a 40 hour course specifically designed for experienced officers who will be serving as Field Training Officers for the agency. The class will use an innovative approach to deliver a dynamic classroom experience that will prepare the officer to successfully train and mentor new officers to the agency. Using the San Jose Model as its core, this course features the "best practice" legally defendable evaluation process that is being used in public safety agencies across the country. The prospective Field Training Officer will be exposed to the benefits of using the Field Training and Evaluation Program during a new employee's training and the specific roles of the Field Training Officer will be presented and discussed. Trainee documentation and legally defendable standardized evaluation procedures will be instructed through discussion and practical exercises. The Field Training Officer will learn about the program's structure and how to modify it specifically for your agency. Remedial training action plans will be developed to address the trainee's performance weaknesses, along with the Field Training Officer's responsibilities as it relates to the training. Materials will be provided with the information needed to make valuable improvements to your agency's existing program.

Topic Include:

  • Basic FTO program concepts and philosophies
  • Documenting your trainee during the shift
  • FTO program documentation
  • Training strategies and Remedial Training
  • The basic FTO program structure and how to make modifications
  • Preparing your trainee for the FTO program
  • Trainee responsibilities during the FTO program
  • Adult learning, memory and how stress impacts your trainee's performance
  • Things you must know about FTO program-related legal issues
  • The recruit training checklist
  • The daily observation report and rating scale application
  • Ethical and Burnout dilemmas facing all FTOs

Audience: This course is designed for all categories of sworn law enforcement and officers who conduct on-the-job training of newly hired officers; shift supervisors responsible for the daily supervision of FTOs and their trainees; watch commanders unfamiliar with FTO program processes; agency training officers; FTO program managers who have not attended the basic Field Training Officer course and FTOs whose basic FTO training was more than the "gold standard" of five years ago.

Students are responsible for lodging ($25.00 per night double occupancy) and meals.

Equipment: Pen/Pencil, notebook, and extra towels if you are staying at NLETC

Start Date: 02/13/2023     Start Time: 8:00 am

End Date: 02/17/2023

Tuition: $360.00 plus lodging and meals as applicable

Class Limit: 30

Location: NLETC

Instructor: Steve Rathman, Chief of Police Plattsmouth P.D.; Rachel Kohlman, NLETC; Daron Lindgreen, NLETC

Prerequisite: None

Event-Date: 
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 8:00am to Friday, February 17, 2023 - 4:00pm

Emergency Vehicle Operator Instructor Training

THIS COURSE IS FULL. ANY REGISTRATIONS WILL BE PUT ON THE WAIT LIST.

Click here to register: Spec_Enr.pdf

NLETC reserves the right to limit the number of attendees from any one agency. This is to provide equitable training throughout the state.

Topics

  • This 40-hour course will certify students as instructors in Law Enforcement driving procedures. It will include courses in;
    • Adult education,
    • Legal issues,
    • Non-emergency and emergency driving techniques,
    • Driving exercises,
    • Mechanics of driver control,
    • Vehicle dynamics,
  • Will conclude with a hands-on "instructor-student" practical.

Suggested Audience

  • Law Enforcement Officers capable of operating a motor vehicle under stressful conditions.

Course Completion Requirements

  • Each participant must bring a suitable emergency vehicle in excellent working condition. The vehicle must be equipped with working overhead lights and a siren.
  • It is suggested that the vehicle be equipped with all new or “near new” tires. One full-size spare tire is required to have available during driving exercises. Worn tires are considered hazardous and may not be allowed during exercises.
  • Students may bring their own driving helmets.  NLETC will have helmets available.  NO BALLISTIC-STYLE HELMETS ARE ALLOWED. It is suggested that students bring a “do-rag” if using an NLETC helmet.
  • It is recommended that participants bring plenty of fluids for both you and your cars.  
  • Vehicles should be emptied of any contents that are not needed for this training.
  • Fuel stations will be in Grand Island and in Hastings at your expense. Students must fuel up at the end of each day.
  • Students must pass a written test, and successfully complete the driving qualification courses.
  • Students will be required to return to NLETC for a 12-hour apprenticeship during Basic Training, within the first year of completing the course to receive their instructor certificate.         
  • The certification will need to be renewed every 3 years.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. Training will be held in Grand Island and Hastings and will conclude in Grand Island each day.  Casual attire is recommended.

Students are responsible for lodging ($25.00 per night double occupancy) and meals.

Equipment: See above under "Course Completion Requirements", Pen/Pencil, notebook, and extra towels if you are staying at NLETC.

Start Date: 5/15/2023                  Start Time: 8:00 am

End Date: 5/19/2023

Tuition: $360 plus lodging and meals as applicable

Class Limit: 10

Location: NLETC

Instructor: Gene Boner, NLETC

Pre-requisite: None

Event-Date: 
Monday, May 15, 2023 - 8:00am to Friday, May 19, 2023 - 5:00pm