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Seminar Title:  
Spanish Level I Officer Survival and Communication

DATES:  2/7/2022 through 2/9/2022

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Adam Chacon

LOCATION:  Golf Manor Police Department - 6450 Wiehe Rd., Cincinnati , OH  45237

HOTEL:  Hyatt Place Cincinnati/Blue Ash - Cincinnati, OH  513-489-3666
$79 single/double
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $350.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Adam Chacón is a 26-year veteran in law enforcement. Being a native Spanish Speaker has

enabled him to be an incredible asset to his department and his brothers in blue.

Adam had served 12 years as a Patrol Supervisor, 10 years as a Field Training Officer and 22 years as Adjunct Faculty Member at Police Training Institute (PTI) at the University of Illinois.

He was the only bilingual hostage negotiator for the Champaign County METRO/SWAT.

Adam has worked with multiple state, county and municipal Illinois agencies, the FBI, DEA and

U.S. Marshall's Service on cases involving Spanish language as well as investigated a full range of

incidents at patrol level.

He has served as investigator/interpreter on homicides, attempted homicides, drug interdictions,

sexual assaults, child sex assault, as well as other major cases and critical incidents.

Adam began with Partners in Training Consultants (PITC) as a Spanish Instructor and has been

certified since 2000. Over the last 16 years he has taught over 2,800 hours of PITC courses. He

continued to work with Jose Alentado & PITC to develop multi-media training materials, manuals

and resources to support the curriculums and methodology.

Adam developed and has taught Police Spanish Training based on the PITC methodologies for

the Illinois Police Training Institute (PTI) since 2001

Pre-Payment is not required to register or attend IN-PERSON seminars. Pre-payment is required for WEBINARS and ONLINE COURSES.


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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