will be presenting a series of DUI Training Conferences in coordination
with the PA DUI Association and PENNDOT.
is no registration fee. The conferences are open to law enforcement
personnel, probation officers, CRN Evaluators, DUI and UAD Instructors
and other interested individuals.
conferences begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Registration
is based on a first come, first served basis.
this year are Malignant Communications and Drug
Police Training Center
Communications - 8:30 am to 11:30 am - Course Number CR-547
matter, and when they originate from an authority figure they matter
even more. "Malignant" means disposed to cause harm, suffering,
or distress; showing ill will; dangerous or harmful in influence
or effect; likely to spread or get worse; and characterized by uncontrolled
growth. "Communications" are the exchanges of thoughts
and information from one person to another through verbal and non-verbal
between a private citizen and a member of law enforcement, the medical
community, a first responder, a counselor, an instructor, or any
other person tasked to deal with the public are under greater observation
and criticism than ever. Orders, directives, requests, questions,
and even answers given without consideration for their effect often
lead to serious problems such as officer and citizen safety situations,
prolonged confrontations, formal complaints, poor public relations,
and impediments in completing assigned tasks. Words have effects,
and toxic words and gestures can metastasize from oral arguments
to physical confrontations.
discusses common expressions and mannerisms that may seem innocuous,
but often are received with anger and resentment. It will also look
at the delivery of oral messages that can be more damaging than
the words themselves. The intent is to provide an objective analysis
of human communications between a public servant and a private citizen
and to utilize less damaging words and mannerisms so that the organization’s
objectives can be met in as non-confrontational manner as possible.
Paraphernalia- 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm - Course Number CR-548
probation officers, drug treatment specialists, and many other professionals
in the fields of law enforcement and/or drug-related occupations
encounter an ever-growing number of drug abusers during routine
enforcement and supervisory activities. With the increase in the
number of types and methods of use of various drugs, the Internet
has become a major source for the sale and instruction in the use
of a variety of drug devices and their concealment.
presents a discussion of many of these devices, packaging techniques
and other drug-related paraphernalia that are commonplace to those
who frequent the "social media", or who pick up ideas
from other users. With the increase in prescription medicine abuse
and the use of "medical marijuana", the methods of using
drugs has changed; and the devices - home-made or professionally
made - have also changed.
paraphernalia involved with the new forms of cannabis and other
drugs, throw-away devices, paraphernalia available for sale on-line,
drug hides, and procedures for hiding drugs in plain view.
Gene Stull, General Manager, STAC Associates
Mr. Stull is
a graduate of Gettysburg College where he received a B.A in Psychology.
After serving in the United States Marine Corps he took graduate
courses at the Pennsylvania State University in Counselor Education.
He worked as an Employee Relations Specialist for a major corporation
before becoming a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
As a Special Agent, he was stationed in Omaha, Nebraska; Dubuque,
Iowa; San Francisco, California; and Oakland California. He was
assigned general criminal and domestic security cases, and spent
approximately one year on the Militant Extremist Intelligence Squad
Mr. Stull served
as the Assistant Director for the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Academy
while earning a M.S. degree in Organizational Communications from
Shippensburg University. He has been a police instructor for 38
years, and a police officer for 30 years, serving as Patrolman,
Sergeant and Chief of Police in an Adams County department, a part-time
Patrolman in a township department in Franklin County, and a part-time
Patrolman for Penn State University in Mont Alto, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Stull retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as the Director
of the Institute for Law Enforcement Education (ILEE) in 2007, after
serving a total of 33 years with the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement
Academy, the Traffic Institute for Police Services and the Institute
for Law Enforcement Education.
Mr. Stull is
currently the General Manager of STAC Associates (Strategic Training
and Consulting), specializing in client-centered training and security
analysis in the fields of highway safety, security risk analysis,
interviewing, report writing, interpersonal communications, psychological
and physical effects of alcohol and other drugs, handling anger
in impaired suspects, and the application of psychology to the law
enforcement function. He is a certified instructor in SFST, several
field drug test kits, and a variety of chemical breath test instruments.
He is a Master Instructor of various alcohol and drug-related classes,
and was an Instructor for Penn State University in Security Risk
Analysis. Mr. Stull has developed, and instructs, several advanced
training workshops in the areas of security risk analysis, alcohol
and controlled substance abuse, interviewing and interrogation,
report writing, aggressive driving, officer safety and tactical