Today is April 13, 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.



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.



The International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP) present a three-day International Crime Prevention Specialist (ICPS) Training - April 6 thru April 8, 2021 - that will culminate with the ISCPP’s ICPS Test. The training will be held in a virtual environment.

The three-day Training will give attendees a solid foundation of crime prevention knowledge and the resources and network contacts to continue their study after the Training. It won’t make you an instant crime prevention expert – that takes years of study and fieldwork – but it will give you the basics and the resources so you can continue to learn and improve!

This training is open to anyone interested in learning more about crime prevention including crime prevention officers, crime prevention specialists, unit supervisors, volunteers, neighborhood watch coordinators, loss prevention managers and security professionals.

The cost of the training is normally $325 USD but is being offered at a covid rate of $199 and includes 3 days of training, testing & test fees, the electronic ICPS Crime Prevention Curriculum and a one-year membership per attendee to the ISCPP.

More information and online registration: ICPS Online []

NW3C is a nonprofit, membership-affiliated organization comprised of state, local, federal, and tribal law enforcement and prosecutorial and regulatory agencies.
Live online training: Cognitive Interviewing, Communication, & Influence.......


You can also join NW3C and subject matter expert, John Pizzuro, virtually for a 2-day live online training! 

March 15 - 16, 9 AM - 6 PM Central

You will learn how to interview suspects, witnesses, and victims more effectively by observing brain-based deceptive behavior in both face-to-face and virtual communications.

opics in this course include:

· Influence and persuasion with difficult witnesses and suspects

· Interpretation of body language for deceit and truthfulness

· Best practices for testimony and reframing cross-examination

· Neuro-linguistic programming

· Interviewing

· Communicating in the court

· The digital age



New programs for 2021 now open!

After a successful first session in 2020, ACPI is excited to announce that our Spring 2021 training and certification programs are now available online, eliminating the expense and burden of attending in person.

  • New programs and certifications available
  • Programs to enhance community relations
  • Skills to help you advance your career

2021 Basic Crime Prevention CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Skills for developing proactive crime prevention programs

April 12-16, 2021


2021 Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Improving security through facility and community design

May 4-7, 2021


Campus Crime Prevention

Crime prevention strategies for educational institutions

May 18-20, 2021



2021 Security Assessment CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Fundamental skills for identifying and reducing risks and liabilities

June 14-18, 2021


Crime Prevention Through Community Engagement


Strengthening trust and support for law enforcement

 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.

Police Response to Homelessness: Promising Practices and Partnerships for Criminal Justice Professionals
Webinar on Thu Apr 1, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT
Police often are the first (and sometimes the only) point of government contact for persons experiencing homelessness (PEH). Although it has been common for police to rely on traditional law enforcement powers in dealing with homelessness, many agencies have moved away from arrest-focused methods in favor of approaches that are designed to foster positive relationships with PEH, assess individual needs of each person or area, and guide homeless or unsheltered individuals to the services they require. This webinar reviews the background of homelessness and law enforcement in the United States, the challenges in studying the topic, and some high-priority needs to advance research and understanding. These needs cut across four main topic areas: promising law enforcement practices; partnerships and collaboration with service providers and the community; data collection, analysis, and evaluation; and basic research and public education. Finding ways to address these needs is especially important given public discussions regarding the desired scope of law enforcement and potential budget shortfalls within communities.


National Criminal Justice Training Center

Telcommunications Best Practices for Missing and Abducted Children.

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.

Initial Response Strategies and Tactics When Responding to Missing Children Incidents
Live Online Instructor Led

In the initial response to endangered missing or child abduction incidents, accurate and timely situational assessments, and immediate resource deployment are critical. During this training, first responders will gain knowledge of the investigative activities that occur during an endangered missing or child abduction investigation, and how their actions influence the short- and long-term response of law enforcement. Learn the impact the missing and/or abducted child incident has on the family and how this can impact your response.Examine the critical and necessary first steps for first responders and gain best practices and strategies for search and canvass implementation.

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.

Verbal De-Escalation & Crisis Communication
Live Online Instructor Led

The ability to organize your thinking and calmly respond can help you avoid a potential crisis. Every year, approximately 1,000 people are shot and killed by police. Roughly half wielded a gun while the remainder held knives, toy weapons, or no weapons at all. Join us to learn how de-escalation communication skills can defuse those situations and lead to more successful resolutions.

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).

Neurobiology of Addiction - Beyond the Basics
Webinar (Upcoming) | Mar 31, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT

Previous webinars have laid the foundation regarding the impact of addiction on the brain. This webinar takes participants to the next level and explores what we can do to support tribal members’ journeys out of addiction We will emphasize skills and research-based methodologies of healing the brain and preventing relapse.

Ask the Expert Series: Attending to Risk and Needs in Treatment
Webinar (Upcoming) | Apr 6, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT

Join us to learn how to regularly and consistently attend to risk and needs between treatment, corrections, and victim/survivor services. Each 60 minute session features a brief overview presentation followed by an opportunity to engage in an in-depth facilitated discussion and question and answer (Q&A) session with subject matter experts, practitioners in the field, and other attendees. Your participation is encouraged and additional questions will be taken during this live session. Prior to the session, we will gather feedback from you about what you would like to learn about the topic from the experts.

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.

Co-Occurring Disorders Simplified
Webinar (Upcoming) | Apr 7, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT

Clients present with myriad needs and complexities, and complex clients require complex solutions. This is especially important for clients with mental health considerations. This webinar will focus on understanding mental health symptoms and what tribal service providers and criminal justice professionals can do from a very practical perspective. We will cover broad categories of diagnoses, but more importantly, we will equip you with some skills you can use when working with a client presenting with mental health symptoms.

Developing a Comprehensive Approach to Sex Offender Management to Keep Your Community Safe
Webinar (Upcoming) | Apr 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT

Public concern about the threat posed by sex offenders has inspired legislation and policies designed to combat recidivism and sexual violence. The field of sex offender management and treatment has become increasingly complex in nature and continues to evolve with more emerging research and robust evidence that supports best practices. Sexual offender risk assessment has advanced greatly in the past 20 years. We now have actuarial or structured clinical instruments that help identify who we should be most concerned about regarding risk to reoffend. We know that effective community supervision and treatment of sex offenders while staying victim centered is the cornerstone of community safety and victim protection. The collaboration of treatment, supervision, law enforcement registration, and the community at large can increase the offender’s chances of a pro-social non-offending lifestyle.

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.

Neurobiology Applications for Community Supervision Professionals in Interpersonal Violence
Webinar (Upcoming) | Apr 27, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT

Over 80% of all people under supervision in the criminal justice system have experienced trauma or show symptoms of trauma. Additionally, probation, parole and victim/survivor service providers encounter a high percentage of victim/survivors that are experiencing trauma. It is critically important for criminal justice professionals to have skills to recognize and address trauma. Without being trau... Morema-informed, we miss a vital component of responsivity when attending to client and victim/survivor needs. During the webinar, you will learn about the foundation of trauma, the impact of trauma on the brain, and how to recognize symptoms in ourselves and others. We will also cover what it means to be trauma-informed in every interaction as well as strategies to effectively support ourselves and others through a trauma-response.

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.

Investigating Domestic Strangulation
Webinar (Upcoming) | May 26, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CST

According to the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, a domestic violence victim who is strangled is 750 times more likely to be a victim of domestic violence homicide than any other domestic violence victim. An individual who commits a domestic violence strangulation is more likely to be involved in a police involved shooting. During this webinar, you will learn about the development a... More... More... Morend implementation of a strangulation protocol from the 911 call through the prosecution. Review the questions that should be asked by 911 operators and the first officers on scene. Examine what the investigators should look/listen for and the use of forensic nurses for strangulation exams. Learn how the evidence can be presented at trial.

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

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

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.

Critical 3 - Effective Organizational Change
Webinar (Watch Now) | Recorded on Feb 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.

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