Bradley County Sheriff's Office Conducted Training Course

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Bradley County Sheriff's Office conducted a 40-hour Law Enforcement Instructor Development course for local law enforcement officers, July 29 – August 2. This course was certified by the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission and meets POST requirements for officers who intend to become certified law enforcement trainers.


Fourteen students successfully completed the rigorous course, which includes instruction in adult learning theory, instructional techniques, lesson plan construction, POST rules for trainers, classroom management, training and presentation aids, and liability for trainers, as well as the requirement to research and construct a lesson plan and PowerPoint slides for a 20 minute presentation given on the last day of class. Students also must complete a workbook and pass a written examination. The course instructor was BCSO Maj. Jim Hodgson, with assistance from Lt. Douglas Towne and Lt. Robert Hancock of the BCSO Training Unit.


Those successfully completing the course (and their agencies) were: Matt Bales and Russell Fredericks from the 10th Judicial Drug Task Force, Brian Montgomery, Chris Mason and Richard Tanksley from the Cleveland Police Department,  and  Carl Maskew, Tim Mason, Mitch Roe, Steve McCullough, Michael Westfield Jr., Willie Espinoza, Michael McMinn, Paul Allen, and Anthony Z. Moore of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.  


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