Course detail: PMEI - Police Misconduct: Early Intervention

In law enforcement agencies across the country, there is a natural tendency not to address the signs of police misconduct and personal distress until they reach a critical point-meaning that the professional and personal unraveling of officers is on display for the media, public trust is negatively affected and severe officer discipline, termination or other self-destructive officer outcomes are inevitable. It is vital that agencies break this pattern and embrace pro-active hiring initiatives and early intervention as a method of minimizing the damage ultimately done to officer safety, public safety and officers' livelihoods when cumulative issues-left untreated-rise to the level of crisis. This course will prepare public safety professionals, human resources, peer support, civilian support personnel, community advocates and union executives to craft strategies intended to address police misconduct and crisis in the early stages, save careers when possible and increase the safety of law enforcement professionals and the public they serve.

Training Objectives

  • Identifying and addressing the factors that cloud judgment in the hiring process and lead to bad hires.
  • Investing in effective background investigations in the interest of the agency, the community and the applicants.
  • Implementing agency developmental programs that create partnerships at work and at home with the goal of arriving at retirement healthy.
  • Looking for resiliency during the recruiting and probationary process.
  • Understanding how to more effectively view your agency and new hires through a multi-generational lens rather than through the leader's limited focus.
  • Recognizing how an understanding of emotional intelligence could positively impact officer behavior and interaction with the public through cognitive rather than emotional processing.
  • Addressing misconduct and performance issues in a way that is legally defensible through enhanced agency policies focusing on accountability and corrective measures.
  • Understanding the importance of early intervention before officers are in crisis.
  • Addressing the myth of "retraining" as a cure-all for police misconduct.
  • Asking what is the agency doing to keep its people healthy, and what are the safety ramifications to department members and the public if nothing is done?
  • Utilizing family and financial literacy training and other retirement planning education at the start of officers' careers instead of waiting until it is too late.
  • Increasing intervention and accountability with the goal of decreasing discipline and minimizing liability.
  • Utilizing separation agreements and other non-adversarial methods when intervention strategies prove unsuccessful.

 Session Detail:  LE19242F
Schedule: Every day, starting on 11/05/18 and ending on 11/06/18
Times: 08:00am - 05:00pm
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Price: Registration Fee : $225.00

KLETC Meals and Lodging (04:00pm-05:00pm)
Please dress in layers, as the temperature in the room may be difficult to adjust. Onsite registration will be available at 7:30 AM.

KLETC Dormitory Information:

For those with reservations at KLETC Welch Hall Dormitory, and specifically for those attendees who desire to come in the night before, please come to the Main KLETC Entrance marked on the map, it is near the flag pole and marked with a large "A". You may check into your room between 4:00 PM and 10:00 PM Monday through Friday. If you are scheduled to arrive on Sunday, the doors are open 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. If you arrive after 10:00 PM the doors will be locked, however you can contact security at 316-239-8882, and after answering their questions, they will assist you in getting room keys. Checkout time is Noon on your departure day or last day of training, please have all personal items removed at that time.

All lodging attendees will find an envelope containing their room key at the front desk in the main lobby reception area. Sheets and a blanket are furnished for our guests. Items you may wish to bring: Alarm Clock, Bath Towels, Wash Cloths, Soap, Shampoo, Hair Dryer, Pillow and Pillowcase and an Extra Blanket.

Weapon Safety - KLETC adopted a new weapons policy effective July 1, 2017. The concealed carry of handguns shall be permitted on the KLETC Campus, including all buildings and public areas to the maximum extent possible while ensuring the safety of the staff, students and guests in a training environment. The open carry of firearms shall be prohibited unless necessary for instruction in an authorized training program. Nothing in this procedure is intended to interfere with a law enforcement officer performing his or her official law enforcement duties on the KLETC campus. Law Enforcement officers attending continuing education or basic training classes, or are attending meetings or other academy- related events, are permitted to carry their firearm while on the KLETC campus. Law enforcement officers carrying a firearm on the KLETC campus must possess appropriate agency identification. ABSOLUTELY NO student, instructor, or role player is allowed to carry any firearm into an area where signage stating "no live weapons or ammunition is allowed in training safety areas" is present. You are responsible for ensuring that your firearm is secured in a safe, reasonable, and acceptable manner while on the KLETC campus. Questions regarding this policy for continuing education students, instructors or guests may be directed to the KLETC Assistant Director for Professional Development and Continuing Education.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: A full refund of lodging and registration fees will be available if requested in writing and received by KLETC ten days prior to the beginning date of the seminar. After that date, but prior to the seminar, refunds will be made, but a $25.00 administrative fee will be charged, even if payment has not been made. No refunds will be made after the starting date of the seminar. If you have any questions concerning this session, please contact KLETC at 620.694.1400 or by email at

Thank you again for your willingness to participate. We look forward to seeing you at KLETC!!

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Brian Nanavaty
Brian Nanavaty
Captain (ret.)
Captain, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, IN

Captain Brian Nanavaty (ret.) spent 33 years with the Indianapolis Metro PD (IMPD), retiring in 2017 as Professional Performance Manager for the Office of Police Officer Development and Wellness where his innovative officer and agency wellness and development program created a culture of health at IMPD and resulted in a reduction of officer failures and disciplinary referrals by 40%. During his career Nanavaty has also instructed thousands of officers, agency executives, union officials, insurance providers and clinicians for the DOJ and at IACP, FBI, ILEETA, IADLEST, NOBLE, FOP and EAPA conferences in addition to being featured on Police and in Law and Order magazine and the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin.

In 2015, Nanavaty and IMPD received the NLEOMF Destination Zero Valor Award for officer and agency wellness and in 2016, in addition to appearing in front of the US Congress, Nanavaty was a finalist for the International Association of Chiefs of Police Officer of the Year. In 2016, the White House sent US Attorney General Loretta Lynch to Indianapolis as part of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing where Lynch stated: "Captain Nanavaty's officer and agency wellness program at IMPD should be the model for law enforcement across the US." In 2016 Nanavaty applied for and was awarded a prestigious DOJ/Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)/Community Oriented Policing (COPS) microgrant for Officer Safety and Wellness initiatives.

Brian Nanavaty

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A refund less a $25.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 10 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.