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LEO Training

Interdiction Academy
  • December 11, 2023
  • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Okemos Event Center
    2187 University Park Drive
    Okemos, MI 48864

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This comprehensive course has been meticulously designed to cater to the specific needs and requirements of all Law Enforcement Officers, ensuring their professional growth and expertise in various domains. The course entails a well-structured curriculum that primarily focuses on crimes pertaining to the transportation of Narcotics, Illicit Currency, Weapons, and Human Smuggling. However, it goes beyond these specific areas and encompasses a wide range of investigative aspects related to policing. By participating in this course, students will gain invaluable knowledge and skills in utilizing highly advanced roadside interviewing skills, which serve as a powerful tool for deciphering and understanding human behaviors commonly exhibited by deceptive individuals. This efficient approach will empower the students to effectively handle encounters with potential violators, enabling them to accurately articulate and analyze their behaviors while ensuring compliance with legal procedures. Throughout the duration of the course, the students will engage in a comprehensive study of human behavior, engaging in meticulous video analysis exercises and gaining a deep understanding of the underlying motivations and reasons behind various actions.

Using Dash Camera recording, Nick will analyze multiple real-life traffic stops that he has conducted to present a comprehensive explanation of human behavior during roadside interviewing. Students will learn how to conduct consensual encounters, determine reasonable suspicion and probable cause based on behavior, plan encounters, and prepare for court testimony and review. By thoroughly examining the intricacies of human behavior, this course aims to equip students with a holistic perspective, allowing them to make informed decisions and contribute to the overall effectiveness and success of their law enforcement endeavors.

Instructor

Brian Konopka

Brian Konopka is a Highway Criminal Interdiction officer that works a series of our nation’s Interstates. Konopka brings ten years of law enforcement experience and has invested over seven hundred hours continuing to train in his field. He has personally seized dozens of kilograms of narcotics, including over one hundred sixty-five pounds of cocaine, hundreds of pounds of marijuana, millions of dollars in United States Currency, and thousands of cartons of contraband cigarettes. Konopka was the recipient of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Drug Interdiction Assistance Program, Largest Criminal Highway Interdiction Cocaine Seizure of 2021.

Konopka was deemed a court certified Drug Trafficking and Highway Criminal Interdiction Expert. Prior to serving as a Police Officer, Konopka served in the United States Marine Corps deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After returning home, he obtained a Master of Science Degree in Homeland Security where he specialized in Terrorism and Security Studies.

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