Forensic Skeletal Recovery

Nonverbal Communications in a Forensic Setting

featuring Joe Navarro

This workshop focuses on the forensic use of nonverbals in interviewing, due diligence, depositions, and security related interviews. The training is the same that Joe Navarro has taught for both the FBI and other members of the intelligence community. The training will focus on understanding how the brain regulates behavior, how we assess others, and what the body reveals when it comes to thoughts, feelings, intentions and fears. Emphasis will be placed on the latest model for detecting issues, concealed information, or possible leads, as well as deception. Joe will also highlight what science reveals to us about nonverbals and how we can use that knowledge to assess, communicate, and conduct effective, ethical interviewing. This workshop is informative, practical, and immediately useful to both the student and the professional practitioner whether in the fields of medicine, psychology, law enforcement or national security / counter-terrorism work, and many others.

Approved by the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Commission for six (6) hours and by the Tennessee Office of EMS for six (6) continuing education hours in category of Cardiac, Medical, Trauma, and six (6) hours of ABMDI credit. Recipients can also request 0.6 CEUs/6 CPEs through Middle Tennessee State University for an additional $10 fee.

Date:  Wednesday, October 25, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Location:  Student Union Ballroom
Registration:  $150

Book Signing to Follow

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Free Self Defense Workshop on November 15

The Middle Tennessee Forensic Science Society (MTFSS) and the Forensic Institute for Research and Education are offering a free self defense workshop featuring Levi Montgomery on Wednesday, November 15, 6:30 p.m. in the MT Center, which is located in the Sam Ingram Building on Middle Tennessee Boulevard. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information, email Click here to register.

Montgomery Self Defense Workshop

Officer Survival Course


Montgomery Officer Survival Training Course November 2017

Officer Survival

Instructor:  Levi Montgomery

FIRE is sponsoring a 32-hour POST approved Officer Survival course that is a comprehensive study of tactical training designed for ANY law enforcement officer regardless of experience, age, sex, or strength. This 32-hour course will incorporate 4 areas of training not typically associated with officer survival. The objective of this training is to provide the officer with the means and options available to survive the pressures of the streets as well as the scrutiny of the courts.

Day 1- Tactical Joint Controls to Handcuffing
Day 2- Defensive Use of the Edged Weapon
Day 3 - Critical Confrontation Tactics
Day 4 - Shooting Solutions for the Compromised Officer

Attendance is limited and pre-registration is required.
The course cost is $350 and is restricted to law enforcement.

Levi Montgomery is the chief instructor for Priority One's "Self Defense Nashville/Lebanon Self Defense. He began training law enforcement in 1977, with his own law enforcement career beginning in 1979. His posting as an officer have included SWAT, undercover, vice, patrol, and tactical training officer. With an extensive background in police tactics, weapon use, and the martial arts, his unique methods of controlling and managing aggression have been recognized and implemented throughout the US and abroad by special operations groups such as Team MIKE in Kosovo, H8 (Hostile Area Tactical Escort) teams in Iraq and special interest miliary groups operating out of the western US.

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Mental Health

Mental Health Requirement: POST approved for 1 hour

FIRE is offering a new online training course in the area of mental health. The course meets the new POST Commission mental health requirement and has been approved for one hour of POST certification. Created by Kim Parker, MSSW, the course makes officers aware of mental health issues, which they may encounter on the job. The cost of the one hour course is only $25 and may be accessed and completed at any time. Click here to register.
Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the course. The course is to be used only for the registered participant. If you have any questions, please email or 615-494-7971.

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