Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
La Salle County Sheriff's Department
707 E. Etna Road
Ottawa, IL
Instructor: John Bostain - Command Presence, LLC

John Bostain is the President of Command Presence, LLC. John has committed the last 23 years to law enforcement, 20 of which have been as a law enforcement trainer. He has presented nationally and internationally on contemporary law enforcement topics such as dynamics of officer/citizen encounters, use of force, human performance factors, and instructor development. He’s certified as a Force Analyst by the Force Science Institute (FSI) and holds a B.S.Ed in Adult Education from Valdosta State University.

John began his career with the Hampton Police Division (HPD) in Hampton, Virginia where he served as a Uniformed Patrol Officer, Narcotics Investigator, Academy Instructor, Detective, and Patrol Supervisor. He served on the departmental S.W.A.T. Team, Bike Patrol Unit, and was the Advisor for the Law Enforcement Exploring Program. He held Virginia DCJS certifications as a firearms instructor, defensive tactics instructor, and driving instructor, in addition to several other instructor certifications.

After leaving HPD in 2001, John spent 13 years at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA serving as an Instructor and Senior Instructor for Defensive Tactics, Patrol Procedures, Use of Force. He also held position as a Program Specialist in the Rural Policing Institute, Training Transformation Office, and Training Management.

In 2012, he became the recipient of the prestigious Trainer of the Year Award as selected by Law Officer Magazine. John is an Instructor Trainer (Core Instructor) for the Below 100 Program is a member of the instructional staff of the BJA VALOR for Blue program. John has presented training to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), National Sheriff’s Association (NSA), and numerous State Chief’s and Sheriff’s Associations. He is a frequent presenter at ILEETA and IADALEST and serves as an Advisory Board Member for (ILEETA).

For further information go to: www.commandpresence.net

  Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $100

Increased Officer Safety and Public Safety

Police interactions with citizens are in the national spotlight. What previously wouldn’t have made the local paper now makes national news. Officers need tools to effectively engage citizens in a professional manner without compromising their own safety in the process. That’s why Dynamics of Officer/ Citizen Encounters was created. Through guided discussions, video analysis and case studies, participants will examine:

  • Effective Communication with People in Crisis
  • Current Research about the Threats to Officer Safety
  • Awareness: Going Beyond “Keep Your Head on a Swivel”
  • Addressing the Culture of Speed in Law Enforcement
  • Characteristics of Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA)
  • Unconditional Respect as an Officer Safety Tool


What is Think CLEAR?

The Think CLEAR Approach to Law Enforcement Professionalism provides a simple approach to officer/citizen contacts that can increase officer safety while also increasing the quality of contacts they have with citizens. By addressing the areas that most often lead to officers “going viral”, we can enhance officers’ physical and career survival; a true win/win for the modern day law enforcement officer.

THIS COURSE MEETS THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED MANDATED TRAINING: Civil Rights, Cultural Competency, Human Rights, Constitutional & Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority, Procedural Justice, & Use of Force

MTU 5’s request for certification of this course has been approved through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Course enrollment must be made by the agency CEO or designated training officer.  Registration may be made using our on-line course registration link on this website.  All officers enrolled by their department will be assumed to be on duty unless otherwise noted
Mobile In-Service Training Region #5 –Assist Program
Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Serving the Counties of: Bureau – La Salle – Marshall – Putnam - Stark