Today is July 27, 2021


The Arizona Crime Prevention Association provides quality training throughout the state of Arizona. We strive on bringing our members state of the art and cutting edge training opportunities. We will always attempt to do this at a reduced cost or no cost to members.

We will also post trainings sponsored by other agencies and organizations below as we become aware of them.

No current acpa training.


Please do not register for any ACPA training unless you plan on attending. If you register and don't show, or cancel and do not find a replacement, you will have taken a slot that someone else could have used. You or your department will be charged a $50 cancellation/no show fee.


Cyberharassment and Cyberstalking

Expert Q&A session on "Cyberharassment and Cyberstalking" with guest hosts Jayne A. Hitchcock and Eric McGriff

If you have questions for the hosts, they welcome your contact by email: Jayne A. Hitchcock and Eric McGriff.

NW3C Training Calendar




New programs for 2021 now open!

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Certification program now available in self-paced format

The Justice Clearinghouse

Online Course: Inductive Interviewing for Justice Professionals

Built on the foundation of time-tested interviewing principles, the Inductive Interview System brings a fresh approach to interviewing that is innovative, unique, and highly effective. Non-coercive and non-linear, the system can be easily applied by any officer who has to gather information and determine the credibility of sources.

National Criminal Justice Training Center


* Critical 3 - Technology Device Rules in the Home

Recorded on April 30, 2021

Do you set technology device boundaries in your home? Do you provide professional guidance to others about safe technology uses for children and families? Technology devices have a large presence in our daily lives, surrounding us in our homes, schools, and workplaces. They assist us in many ways but can be equally disruptive or dangerous if not marshalled correctly. Dana Miller shares three critical things to consider when teaching or setting your own technology device limits for children and adolescents.


Critical 3 - Maximizing your Training and Teaching

Recorded on April 6, 2021

Do you currently teach or instruct within your organization or agency? Teaching can be one of the most difficult, yet rewarding jobs we can do within our profession. Truly great instructors make lasting impacts on their students, their organizations, and their profession as a whole. Consider three ways you can approach your training sessions to truly maximize your outcomes and deliver great training to your students.


Critical 3 - Effective Organizational Change

Recorded on February 24, 2021

Why do agencies need to change and evolve? What steps are you taking to help foster an inclusive culture and a transparent organization? Consider three ways to approach and implement organizational change that can strengthen community and employee trust.



Critical 3 - 3 Ways to Take Suspicion Out of Your Death Cases

Duration: 0h 7m | Recorded on November 30, 2020

Suspicious deaths can take months or even years to solve. Collaboration is key to a positive outcome for victims and their families. Bill Hanson shares three critical ways to ensure success in your death investigation cases.


Critical 3 - Crisis Management: What the Media Want to Hear From You

Duration: 0h 8m | Recorded on October 29, 2020

How does your agency communicate with media during a crisis? What steps have you taken to prepare? Anne Schwartz will share three things your agency can do to communicate effectively during a crisis.


Critical 3 - Trauma and Its Impact on Youth

Recorded on January 18, 2021

Protecting our youth is a fundamental goal for those who work in the criminal justice system or in social services. What steps can you take to help limit the trauma our youth potentially face? Consider three ways to help improve your role as a trauma-informed provider.



Critical 3 - Wellness and Resiliency: It Starts With You!

Duration: 0h 7m | Recorded on September 10, 2020

Who is gassing your tank? What steps are you taking to focus on your emotional health and wellbeing? Consider three ways you can improve your emotional health while creating resiliency to the challenges each of us face personally and professionally.


Telcommunications Best Practices for Missing and Abducted Children.
Self paced course 
Provides law enforcement telecommunications personnel with information and resources to promote swift and effective response to incidents of endangered missing and abducted children. Learn about the scope, scale and nature of the problem, best practice policy, and protocols for telecommunications response. Review important NCIC record entry and data management considerations and resources for the communications center.

Investigative Checklist Training for Patrol First Responders

Gain an overview of the Patrol First Response investigative checklist resource. This training provides a guided case-scenario review of important checklist elements and considerations for effective use. Patrol officers can use this information to support accurate and effective response to reports of endangered missing or abducted children, and assist with steps essential to communicate information to arriving investigators. You will find the resource in the Resources tab on this webpage.

Following the Evidence in Child Abuse and Child Exploitation Cases
Live Online Instructor Led

Examine the importance of multidisciplinary team (MDT) case coordination and evidence corroboration in the investigation of child abuse cases. Learn how to evaluate evidentiary findings through crime scene images, interviews and case studies. Understand multidisciplinary team members' roles and responsibilities for protecting child victims and prosecuting offenders. Focus on offenders’ use of technology, including the use of sexually explicit images of minors (child pornography) in grooming and manipulation. Discuss a variety of technology that can be used by investigators.

Multidisciplinary Team Response to Child Sex Trafficking Online
Live Online Instructor Led

Improve multidisciplinary team (MDT) responses to child sex trafficking cases. Gather information about improving or establishing a formal MDT in your community. Identify gaps and develop short and long- term response plans with the help of subject matter experts.

Response to At-Risk Missing and High-Risk Endangered Missing Children
Live Online Instructor Led

Gather information on how to engage and construct a collaborative response to at-risk missing and high-risk endangered missing children. Explore how a missing child’s path to becoming a victim of exploitation intersects with the child protection, law enforcement and juvenile justice systems and acts as a risk factor to abductions. Identify opportunities within those systems for prevention and engagement. Examine the complex, layered exploitation these victims endure and how exploiters capitalize on this victimization.

Death Investigation Academy
Live Online Instructor Led

Explore strategies for conducting death investigations that occur from several origins. Learn how to evaluate the crime scene, conduct effective interviews and interrogations, develop case leads, utilize investigative resources (crime laboratories, medical examiners), and comprehend medical autopsies.

Child Abuse: From Suspicion to Disclosure
Live Online Instructor Led

Learn the best approach with children who are alleged victims of child abuse in the initial phases of a case, after a concern has been identified. Develop the skills and techniques necessary to engage a child in such a way as to minimize suggestibility but still provide support, beyond what is taught in a First Responder Training. Review best practices in identification of a concern and learn to engage these children in a way that maximizes positive case outcomes and minimizes potential behaviors that can hurt cases.

Child Sex Trafficking: From Suspicion to Disclosure
Live Online Instructor Led

Learn techniques and strategies to enhance the likelihood of obtaining information from possible victims of child sex trafficking. Compare and contrast typical child sexual abuse cases with child sex trafficking (CST) cases and address the different points of entry into the criminal justice and welfare system for CST victims. Understand various disciplines' roles and responsibilities and how they can contribute to a positive outcome of the CST case. Examine question strategy, interview dynamics, language use, and interview suggestions. Discuss the business model of child sex trafficking as it relates to a variety of crimes, including the use of sexually explicit images of minors (child pornography).

Child Abduction Response Team Training (CART)
Live Online Instructor Led

Take steps toward implementing a successful law enforcement led Child Abduction Response Team (CART) by bringing together a team of experts whose knowledge, skills, and abilities will be beneficial in a child abduction case. Join us to learn how to develop a multidisciplinary Child Abduction Response Team (CART) for responding to endangered, missing, or abducted children. Hear about the impact a child abduction has on the family and learn the fundamentals of developing an effective responsive CART team. Examine incident command considerations, search and canvassing operations, CART activation, and resources to improve the response, investigation, search, and canvass activities associated with missing children investigations.


Criminal Connections: Child Pornography and Child Sexual Abuse
Live Online Instructor Led

Explore investigative strategies that address the relationship between child sexual abuse and child pornography to supplement an investigation and corroborate victim statements. Gather the right tools and resources to investigate sexual abuse cases and produce the most comprehensive case outcomes. During this training, you will learn about the trauma experienced when child sexual abuse cases involve child pornography.

Protecting Children in a Digital Age
Live Online Instructor Led

Learn about the technology that our youth are using and the role that it plays in their lives to create better understanding and open up meaningful communication. Increase awareness of opportunities to protect and connect with children while also gathering valuable information to mitigate threats posed by individuals who seek to exploit them.

Conducting Child Abuse Investigations

Gather up-to-date information for the investigation and prosecution of all types of child abuse cases utilizing a multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach. Learn about medical evidence, interviewing child victims/witnesses and adult suspects/witnesses, along with legal issues involved in the investigation and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse cases. Discuss trends in offenders’ use of t... More... More... Moreechnology, the use of sexually explicit images of minors (child pornography), and sextortion. Learn law enforcement investigative techniques that capitalize on new technology.

School Resource Officer Training Conference
Live Online Instructor Led

Our conference theme is "Protecting Our Children Through Prevention and Response". Join other law enforcement and school personnel to address school violence and youth victimization concerns through the use of crime prevention and response strategies and review lessons learned from relevant case studies. Examine the impacts of trauma on youth and effective strategies for working with students expe... More... More... Moreriencing mental illness and learning disabilities. Explore the most current trends among youth relating to social media and alcohol and substance abuse. Discuss successful prevention and intervention program models.


Conducting Unexplained Child Death Investigations

Learn how to utilize the evidence to support the proper conclusion in cases involving the death of a child. Discuss possible causes of death and gain best practices and tips including various investigative steps for first responders to evidence collection, witness and suspect interviews, and medical examination, and legal issues for prosecution.


Reimagining Policing: Strategies for Building Community Relationships that Last
Live Online Instructor Led

Gain insight and strategies to maximize how police agencies can connect with their community and important stakeholders through ongoing dialog and partnerships. Consider minority perceptions of policing due to historical events and ways to overcome some of these barriers. Discover strategies for creating a “learning organizational culture” while appreciating the fragile relationship with our com... More... Moremunities. A focus will be on the importance of police legitimacy through ethics, empathy and equity.


Psychology of School Threat Assessments
Live Online Instructor Led
August 25-26, 2021 | Virtual

Examine the psychological and behavioral aspects of threat assessment and management. Gain understanding in normal versus abnormal child and adolescent behaviors, identifying red-flags, why threats are made, and how threats can be managed along a pathway toward violence (both short and long-term) to ensure personnel safety. Review common problems in school threat assessment and propose solutions. ... More... MoreLearn multidisciplinary threat assessment and management strategies and explore empirically based youth-violence risk and protective factors. Review assessment tools for use in the school system. Participate in simulated threat assessments and management with followup discussion (hotwash).


Current Drug Trends
Live Online Instructor Led

September 13-16, 2021 | Virtual


The opioid crisis and the flood of other drugs has reached epidemic proportion in many of our communities. Learn more about this national challenge and other emerging drug trends such as Fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, synthetic cannabinoids, and other chemicals. Explore the issues associated with the legalization of marijuana in many states and vaping, Butane hash oil, and cannabis e... More... Moredibles. Discuss the challenges these “new drug delivery systems” have caused many states. Consider how particular drugs are designed and why the designs of these drugs are so popular. Gain an understanding of the stages of use, addiction, withdrawal symptoms, and the health and life-threatening dangers posed from the use of drugs. Discuss common delivery systems and observe examples of emerging drugs in various forms. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug usage, as well as how Naloxone/Narcan works in cases of opioid overdoses.


Investigating and Prosecuting No Body Homicides
Live Online Instructor Led

Explore the challenges involved with no body homicide investigations. Most start as missing persons cases; the suspect’s head start coupled with the absence of the victim’s body leaves gaping holes in the investigation. Join us to hear from experienced instructors as they provide the framework and tools to build a prosecutable circumstantial case—regardless of the age of the case—from proving the... More... More victim is dead using established practices such as victimology, interviews, documents/records/digital footprint to search strategies and best practices in documentation. This training will also provide established prosecution strategies that maximize the likelihood of success. During instruction, there will be an opportunity to share your case as a class participation case study exercise.


Strategies for Instructional Excellence

September 7-9, 2021 | Virtual

Develop and enhance the skills of the 21st Century criminal justice instructor or trainer. Examine how adults learn and explore effective instructional methods. Develop a structured learning plan, apply adult-learning techniques, utilize instructional technology, evaluate learner retention strategies, and the legal implication of instruction.

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