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Workplace violence to be course topic

Workplace violence to be course topic

Posted: Friday, November 7, 2008 2:04 pm

The University of Tennessee at Martin Institute of Professional Development will offer a course from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 12-14, in Jackson. The cost is $365 per person, and the course focuses on recognizing, preventing and responding to incidents of violence in the workplace. The course also examines the cost to business and industry, threat assessments, offender characteristics, triggering events, prevention strategies, intervention techniques, sample grievance reporting procedures, management of the security function, employee screening, termination strategies and interaction with local law enforcement. At the conclusion of this instruction the participant will: •Understand the potential causes of workplace violence; •Know how to recognize behavior that may predict violence; •Have learned types of events that have triggered incidents; •Have learned intervention techniques designed to prevent an incident; •Recognize the importance of planning for an event and the steps involved; •Understand the types of police responses; and •Know the legal issues faced by officers and managers. The course will be taught by Dennis Mays, a retired commander of the uniform patrol and special operation units of the Jackson Police Department, and Jimmie V. Leach, a 20-year law enforcement professional who has served as a police officer, state trooper, special agent, special agent in charge with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and as the director of criminal investigations for the Department of Safety. To register, contact UT Martin Office of Extended Campus and Continuing Education at 881-7082. wcp 11-06-08

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