Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Ends On: Thursday, October 03, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Illinois Valley Crime Prevention Commission Training Room
225 Backbone Road East
Princeton, IL
Instructor: Tina Spall – has served in Law Enforcement since 2000, with the majority of her years on patrol in the inner city of Indianapolis.  She is a Red Cross Hall of Fame recipient and has received several awards during her tour which includes Unit Citations, Commendations as well as North District Officer of the Month multiple times.  Tina currently serves as a mentor for officers on the department through ‘Our Legacy Program’ and is active in her role as a Field Training Officer.  She has an extensive background in physical fitness with experience training veteran officers as well as civilians in CrossFit and is currently a personal trainer as a Level 1 CrossFit and USAW instructor.  Tina is currently completing her bachelors degree in Criminal Justice.  She’s also a certified instructor by the Indiana Law Enforcement Board (ILETB).
Sergeant Melissa Moody – has served the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department since 2010.  Currently she is assigned to the operations division as a street supervisor.  Before being promoted Melissa has served as a district Officer, Field Training Officer, and Motorcycle Officer.  Currently Melissa serves as a Crisis Hostage Negotiator and member of the Chief’s Honor Guard.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis and is a graduate of the IMPD Leadership Academy.  She is also a member of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives.
  Member Fee: $0
Non-Member Fee: $100


This course is designed to challenge and develop females in the criminal justice field.  The content is applicable to veteran officers as well as those just starting their careers.  The course will explore how females can survive both physical and emotionally in the criminal justice field. Topics in the course also will include: How gender differences affect the workplace, resilience, recognizing your strengths and weaknesses, being a mentor, and women’s fitness and wellness.If you are striving to improve personally and professionally this course is for you.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course the student will:
•    Discuss how gender differences effect the work environment both positive and negative
•    Improving communication skills
•    Exam women in leadership roles
•    Complete a DISC
•    Review multiple techniques to improve your defensive tactics and de-escalation techniques
•    Assess your fitness, and receive wellness tips

Group Activities
During this block of instruction students will be given information to allow them to perform a 
group activity.  Teamwork and communication will be the focus.

How Gender Differences Affects the Workplace
Challenges women face in the workplace will be examined. Also, the differences of how gender 
dynamics applies in policing will be covered.  Small group discussions will be a part of the class.

Exploring the DISC
The DISC will be reviewed and how it applies to the student.  There will one individual assignment 
and one group activity during the class.

Strategies for Inter-Department Conflict Resolution
In this section, reducing negative stereotypes, inclusiveness and mentoring will be explored.

Defensive Tactics & De-escalation Techniques for the Female Officer
This segment of the course will focus on how women can use both physical and verbal techniques to
de-escalate situations.  Topics will also include proper appearance, body language and 
communications skills.

Officer Wellness
Officer wellness is imperative in criminal justice!  In this sections, physical health as well as 
emotional be addressed.  Numerous techniques for improvement will be discussed.
MTU 5’s request for certification of this course, as well as Mandate Approval, has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standard’s Board.
  Civil Rights   Constitutional and Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority.
x Cultural Competency x Procedural Justice
  Introductory Mental Health Awareness   Legal Updates
x Human Rights   Use of Force (must include scenario based or similar approved training)
  Lead Homicide Investigator   Sexual Assault Trauma Informed Response
  Sexual Assault Investigator Training   Psychology of Domestic Violence
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