March 17,2014 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Cabela’s - Owatonna, MN
This one day POST accredited course (6 hours) of instruction will deal with the necessary understanding of how to respond and react when an officer is involved in a critical incident and cover the rights of officers following a critical incident. There will also be a presentation by a BCA investigator that handles officer involved critical incidents.
Tom Schlieman began his career as a police officer for the City of St. Cloud Minnesota, in 1989. Since then, he has served in many capacities, including FTO, Firearms Instructor, Armorer, S.W.A.T. Team Member, Basic and Advance S.W.A.T. Instructor for S.O.T.A. He has also served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Board S.O.T.A, Board. As a survivor of two fatal deadly force encounters, Tom is a two time recipient of The Medal of Valor. He was awarded the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association officer of the year honorable mention 1993, LELS Lou Jeska Steward of the year award 2011. Tom has also received three life saving awards. Tom’s current assignment at the St. Cloud Police Department is in the special units working with the Housing Redevelopment Authority investigating civil and criminal cases in low income crime free housing.
Tom’s training seminar, “SURVIVING THE ATTACK,” is a law enforcement presentation designed to prepare all law enforcement officers for surviving a deadly force encounter. Tom’s presentation goes beyond the normal mandated officer survival training.
Officers learn how to prepare physically, and more importantly, mentally for a deadly force encounter. With the aid of PowerPoint, Tom covers both of his shooting and plays video, photos and the audio, of the radio traffic and 911 calls from his shooting. Tom speaks candidly and extensively about survival techniques for the physical and emotional trauma which may occur during and the aftermath of a deadly force encounter. Tom talks about family issues that may arise, his experiences with the media, the Grand Jury, and the civil liability attached to deadly force encounters. Tom shares techniques that help officers to get back on track after a traumatic incident. Officers will come away with a better understanding and the confidence and tools needed for “SURVIVING THE ATTACK”!
Paula Johnston- Paula R. Johnston has been with Teamsters Local 320 since 1996. She has served as General Counsel since 1998. Ms. Johnston advises the principal officer on a variety of labor and employment law matters. She also tries labor arbitration cases involving discipline, contract interpretation, past practice, and other issues on behalf of the Local. She has represented Teamster members involved in critical incidents since 1998.