Foundations of Strategic Awareness - Postponed

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Friday, March 2, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Stewart Center West
2900 W. Pearl City Road
Freeport, IL
Instructor: Charles Huth, Captain, Kansas City (MO) Police Department
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $85

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This course is designed to help officers identify core character traits that affect officer safety, interpersonal relationships, community interactions, and leadership potential.  The program will explore high-core value applications that will enhance officer effectiveness and improve performance in all areas of personal and professional life.

The course will include:    
1.    Enhanced Officer Safety
a.    More comprehensive pre-contact threat assessment
b.    Greater awareness of precursors to violent or aggressive behavior
c.    Closing the ever-present hesitation gap (85% of officers using deadly force report hesitating) in use of reasonable levels of force

2.    Increased Interpersonal Effectiveness At Work
a.    Increase in community member satisfaction in L.E. contacts
b.    Developing community members who are promoters of the basic mission of L.E. with each contact
c.    Significantly lower Community Complaints
d.    Increase citizen cooperation
e.    Increased ability to have real accountability and address wrongs in the work place in a positive, proactive manner

3.    Increased Effectiveness in Communication
a.    Increase listening versus merely hearing
b.    Greater understanding of real underlying issues
c.    Greater problem solving ability

4.    Increased Interpersonal Effectiveness in Personal Life
a.    Significantly lower personal stress level
b.    More satisfying and stable personal relationships
c.    Increase in general health and well-being

Charles Huth is a Captain with the Kansas City, MO Police Department and has 23 years of law enforcement experience.  He currently serves as the Watch 1 Commander for the Central Patrol Division.  He is a former team leader for the Street Crimes Unit Tactical Enforcement Squad, and has coordinated and executive over 2,500 high risk tactical operations.  He is a certified national trainer in defensive tactics, an expert witness in the field of police operations and reasonable force, and a subject matter expert on police use of force.

Charles serves as the Past President of the National Law Enforcement Training Center, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to delivering effective training to law enforcement, corrections, court security and military personnel.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Multi-Disciplinary Studies, and an Associate’s Degree in Police Science from Park University.

Charles is an adjunct professor for the University of Missouri – Kansas City, and a part-time instructor at the Kansas City Missouri Police Leadership Academy.  He serves as a consultant for the KCPD’s Office of General Counsel, the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission, and the Missouri Attorney General’s Office.  He is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association and the National Tactical Officers Association.  He is the President and CEO of CDH Consulting L.L.C., a law enforcement consulting and training company, and a Senior Consultant for the Arbinger Institute, and international corporation specializing in conflict resolution.

Charles has 35 years of experience in the martial arts, with a background in competitive judo and kickboxing.  He also co-authored the book, Unleashing the Power of Unconditional Respect-Transforming Law Enforcement and Police Training – CRC Press (June 2010).  He is a veteran of the United States Army and lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

This course has been certified by the ILETSB and approved to meet the following mandates:

    ☐    Civil Rights            
    ☐    Constitutional & Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority    
    ☒    Cultural Competency        
    ☒    Procedural Justice
    ☐    Human Rights            
    ☐    Law Updates
    ☐    Lead Homicide Investigator        
    ☐    Use of Force (must include scenario based/similar training)