COURSE REGISTRATION FEE: $325.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.
Detective Tyler Sutherland has been a police officer for over 15 years with the Battle Creek Police Department, in Battle Creek MI. He is currently assigned to his police departments Detective Bureau. Before being promoted to Detective, Tyler Sutherland worked as a road patrol officer for five years, and then assigned to the police department’s Gang Suppression Unit for 8 years. Tyler received his Bachelors Degree from Adrian College, while majoring in criminal justice, and a minor in psychology.
As a member of the Gang Unit and Detective Bureau, Tyler Sutherland has been the lead investigator in a number of gang and violent crime cases involving cell phone investigations, drug investigations, writing and executing search warrants, surveillance techniques, undercover drug buys, and managing confidential informants. These investigations resulted in several hours of courtroom trial experiences, and jury convictions.
While participating in all aspects of gang investigations and court room prosecution, Detective Sutherland, has been qualified as, and testified as a gang expert, in Federal U.S. District Court, Michigan State Circuit Court, and Michigan State District Court, more than 15 times in in his police career. One of these gang cases was the first criminal gang enhancement jury conviction in the State of Michigan since the state statute was created. The Michigan State Supreme Court placed its first opinion on the record about gang expert testimony in the state of Michigan, as a result of Detective Sutherland's testimony.
In addition, Detective Tyler Sutherland has also been recognized in Michigan State District Court and Circuit Court as an expert in drug trafficking, identifying armed subjects, and cell phone records analyses. Detective Sutherland is a Defensive Tactics Instructor, Firearms Instructor, a Patrol Training Officer, and an adjunct teaching instructor at Kellogg Community College Police Academy. After several hundred hours of training, education, research, and on the job experience, Tyler has developed several Law Enforcement Training Courses related to Officer Safety Tactics, Hybrid Street Gangs, and Courtroom Testimony.
Pre-Payment is not required to register or attend IN-PERSON seminars. Pre-payment is required for WEBINARS and ONLINE COURSES.
Every officers’ goal is to stay safe and go home at the end of their shift, and the general public has a right to have their 4th amendment rights protected. This course helps officers break down case law related to search, seizure, use of force, and exceptions to a search warrant. The instructors then provide examples of how to apply it to your police-citizen contacts past, present, and future. This course will detail and show examples of Investigative Detentions; who do you detain, and when should you detain someone based on your threat assessment. Sometimes more control in the beginning of a police-citizen encounter, often results in less force used at the end.
Many times, during these use of force police-citizen encounters, stress levels increase, and the human body physiologically reacts in different ways to these stressors. The instructors will show examples of how your body reacts under stress and provide helpful tips for how officers can keep a winning mindset during a violent force encounter.
Would a reasonable citizen, that is not a cop, not present at the scene, believe and feel the same way the officer did in the moment? Many times, details in a police report, or lack of details, determine Case Law, which in turn affects every police officer across the country. This course will break down important details that need to be included and explained in a police report, to help officers when it comes time to testify in a court room.
In the current climate of “police mistrust” in many communities, it is important for officers to be able to deescalate a situation when tempers flare up, but stay in control, and still be professional in their actions. This course will show officers some mental mindset tools and tips to help them understand that as generations change, so must the police officer’s mindset when dealing with different generations. The instructors will show examples of how to build relationships with a neighborhood and explain your actions to the citizen once officer safety is not a factor, and the scene is secure.
Each participant will come away with a better understanding of:
4th amendment search and seizure case law
Traffic Stop tactics and considerations
De-escalation techniques and mindset
Communicating with your neighborhood citizens
Threat Assessment based on subject behavior
Your body’s reaction to stress and inoculation during violent force encounters
Mental mindset and mental preparation to win the fight