Courses

Officer Survival and Communication Spanish Level I – (3-day) (No prior Spanish required)

  • The essentials to gather information and complete paperwork in Spanish
  • Interview control techniques
  • Arrest commands and control expressions in Spanish
  • Handle general/unknown-risk and known-risk/high-risk traffic stops in Spanish
  • Spanish street slang, gang slang, drug terms and weapons terms
  • Recognizing imminent danger and when to take safety precautions
  • Cultural and behavioral information to enhance officer preparedness
  • Pertinent legal cases

Introductory Survival Spanish for Law Enforcement Level II (Level I or prior instructor approval required)

  • Interviewing for incident-specific criminal investigations in Spanish
  • Traffic crash investigations in Spanish
  • DUI/DWI in Spanish
  • Introduction to sentence structure and formulating commands
  • Review of essentials to gather information and complete paperwork in Spanish
  • Review of interview control techniques
  • Review of arrest commands and control expressions in Spanish
  • Review of general/unknown-risk and known-risk/high-risk traffic stops in Spanish
  • Review of street slang, gang slang, drug terms weapons terms
  • Recognizing imminent danger and when to take safety precautions
  • Cultural and behavioral information to enhance officer preparedness
  • Pertinent legal cases

Introductory Survival Spanish for Law Enforcement Level I & II – (5-day) (No prior Spanish required)

IADLEST National Certification Program
  • Interviewing for incident-specific criminal investigations in Spanish
  • Traffic crash investigations in Spanish
  • DUI/DWI in Spanish
  • The essentials to gather information and complete paperwork in Spanish
  • Interview control techniques
  • Introduction to sentence structure and formulating commands
  • Arrest commands and control expressions in Spanish
  • Handle general/unknown-risk and known-risk/high-risk traffic stops in Spanish
  • Recognize street slang, gang slang, drug terms weapons terms
  • Recognizing imminent danger and when to take safety
  • Cultural and behavioral information to enhance preparedness
  • Pertinent legal cases

Spanish for Office & Service Professionals (No prior Spanish required)

  • Obtaining accurate biographical information and avoiding data entry problems
  • The essentials to gather information and complete intake and other paperwork in Spanish
  • Handling appointments for Spanish speaking staff or interpreters
  • Determining if an emergency exists or if immediate follow-up is by a fluent speaker is needed
  • Taking messages for Spanish-speaking staff
  • Assessing and/or determining basic service needs in person and on the phone
  • Cultural information related to serving Latino clients
  • Interview control techniques and “understanding the answers”
  • Becoming a more effective “gatekeeper” for 1st contacts with your agency

Enhanced Officer Survival Spanish Level III (5-day) (Level I-II or prior instructor approval required)

  • Components of Spanish sentence structure
  • Verb conjugation other grammatical concepts
  • Use of subject pronouns
  • Criminal Interdiction in Spanish
  • Consent Searches in Spanish
  • Long-phrase arrest and control commands and expressions
  • Extended practical exercises for traffic and criminal investigations.

Corrections, Detention and Transportation Officer Spanish (3-day) (No prior Spanish required)

  • The essentials to gather information and complete paperwork in Spanish
  • Interview control techniques
  • Commands and phrases to control inmates in Spanish
  • Handle transportation/vehicle mount dismount with Spanish-speaking inmates
  • Recognize street slang, gang slang, drug terms weapons terms
  • Recognizing imminent danger and when to take safety precautions
  • Medical intake screening questioning in Spanish
  • Cultural and behavioral information to enhance officer preparedness
  • Pertinent legal cases

Emergency Medical Spanish (No prior Spanish Required)

  • The essentials to gather information and complete paperwork in Spanish
  • Interview control techniques
  • Commands and phrases to control patient movement and position in Spanish
  • Cognitive questioning in Spanish
  • Trauma, illness and other detailed assessment questioning in Spanish
  • Illness/injury and pain checklists in Spanish
  • Medication questioning in Spanish
  • Body parts for pain questioning in Spanish
  • Cultural and behavioral information to enhance officer preparedness
  • Pertinent legal cases

Spanish Immersion for Law Enforcement (10-day) (Level I and Level II or Prior Instructor Approval)

  • Students are lodged at the training site for ten consecutive days
  • After the second day, only Spanish is spoken except in case of emergency
  • Introduction to sentence structure and formulating commands
  • Classroom study for grammar and detailed sentence structure
  • Intensive and repetitive drill groups
  • Scenario-based practical exercises and role-plays
  • Interviewing for incident-specific criminal investigations in Spanish
  • Traffic crash investigations in Spanish
  • DUI/DWI in Spanish
  • The essentials to gather information and complete paperwork in Spanish
  • Interview control techniques
  • Arrest commands and control expressions in Spanish
  • Handle general/unknown-risk and known-risk/high-risk traffic stops in Spanish
  • Recognize street slang, gang slang, drug terms weapons terms
  • Recognizing imminent danger and when to take safety
  • Cultural and behavioral information to enhance preparedness
  • Pertinent legal cases

Emergency Telecommunicator Spanish (3-day) (No prior Spanish required)

The essentials for controlling incoming emergency/911 calls from Spanish speakers

  • Conversation control techniques
  • Gathering initial information rapidly to increase first responder safety
  • Maximize use of third-party interpreter services
  • Handling 911 hang-ups/callback with Spanish speakers
  • Assessing hazards and potential threats to first responders
  • Determining service needs (police, fire, ambulance) with Spanish-speaking callers
  • Gathering information on injured/ill persons on the scene in Spanish
  • Obtaining descriptions of suspects and missing persons from Spanish-speaking callers
  • Essentials for gathering basic biographical information
  • Obtaining initial information about accidents and specific offenses
  • Cultural and behavioral information to enhance telecommunicator effectiveness
  • Pertinent legal cases

Advanced Spanish Immersion for Law Enforcement

  • Students will be lodged at the training site for eight days. This course is taught predominately in Spanish and all participants are expected to limit their communication to Spanish for all in class and after hour interactions.
  • The course involves reading, writing, translations, and discussion groups conducted in Spanish, as well as homework assignments. The provided text, Mara Salvatrucha, will be the center of daily readings and discussions.
  • The students will develop a presentation based upon a law enforcement issue, verbally present it, and answer questions from the group on that topic.
  • The students will participate in intense verbal drills involving complex grammatical issues presented in class. Verbal drills are based on relevant law enforcement vocabulary.
  • The students will listen to a guest Spanish speaker deliver a talk on a law enforcement issue and participate in a round table discussion.
  • If time permits, individual law enforcement scenarios that require complex language skills will be conducted.