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Seminar Title:  
Spanish Level I Officer Survival and Communication

DATES:  3/15/2021 through 3/17/2021

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Luis Uribe

LOCATION:  Albany Police Department - 2600 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany , OR  97321

HOTEL:  Holiday Inn Express - Albany, OR  541-928-5050
Contact Hotel for State Govt. Rate

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $350.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Luis was born in Colombia South America, and at the age of 13 immigrated to the U.S. Luis and his family settled in Lancaster Pennsylvania where he graduated from High School. After graduation Luis joined the U.S. Air Force where he completed a 4 year tour of duty.

In 1987, Luis joined the Pennsylvania State Police where he worked as a Patrol Officer, Drug Interdiction Officer, Undercover Officer, and intelligence Officer. In 2006 Luis became a Spanish for Law Enforcement Instructor after completing the Instructor training provided by "Partners In Training Consultants" under the direction of Jose Alentado. Luis taught Spanish for Law enforcement classes at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy, and the Pennsylvania South East Training Center.

Luis retired from the Pennsylvania State Police in 2008 after 21 years of service and in 2009 Joined P.I.T where he begun teaching Spanish for Law Enforcement classes throughout the U.S. At present Luis is still teaching for "Alentado Training Consultants" formerly P.I.T.C, and also works for the Yuba City School District in Yuba City, California as an interpreter.

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Course Objectives

This course is designed to take officers with little or no knowledge of the Spanish language and have them complete a preliminary report, citation, or booking report using a method developed and validated! Your personnel will be able to affect an arrest, traffic stop and high risk traffic stop in a practical exercise. Also, this program will familiarize your personnel with “Street Spanish” in an effort to reduce danger and better prepare your officers for criminal investigations. Latino culture and customs will be discussed.

At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to do the following:

  • Alphabet, numbers 0-9 & rules of Spanish pronunciation
  • Obtaining accurate biographical information, identifiers and physical descriptors in Spanish
  • Pivotal phrases and interview control techniques to quickly obtain information and avoid being overwhelmed with conversational Spanish
  • Arrest commands to prepare suspects for handcuffing and phrases to assert scene-control while gaging compliance and maintaining officer safety
  • Handle general/unknown-risk and known-risk/high-risk traffic stops with Spanish-speakers
  • Recognize street slang, gang slang, drug terms weapons terms and precautionary and imminent danger expressions, enhancing situational awareness and officer safety
  • Gage the interviewee’s knowledge of English
  • Understand cultural and behavioral cues to better navigate interactions with Spanish-speakers
  • Case law on Limited English Proficiency & best practices to avoid specific legal pitfalls

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