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L.e.a.d. law enforcement against drugs and violence 

"On the Street and in the Classroom"

The only K-12 proven-effective evidence-based anti-drug/anti-violence curriculum delivered by police officers and educators.

Maine K-12 Training

Dates: September 19-23, 2022

Times: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Belfast Boathouse Event Center 34 Commercial Street Belfast, ME 04915

One Week New Instructor Training 

September 19-23, 2022, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Open to any Officer never trained in any drug and violence prevention program

One Day K-8 Instructor Curricula Training 

September 20, 2022, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

For more information please call (609-259-2500)

To register, please go to




 A Nationally Recognized Training Program Endorsed by Law Enforcement Regional Training Academies, State Agencies & Associations Nationwide  

October 18-20, 2022 Hours 0800-1600

Belfast Police Department (Host)

Presented by the Belfast Police Department

34 Commercial Street

Belfast, Maine 04916

(Hotel up to Attendee)




THE INSTRUCTOR for this training course will be investigator David Newman (RET) from the Norfolk Police Department in Virginia. Investigator Newman began his career in law-enforcement in 1984 and retired from Norfolk in late 2008. His experience with the Norfolk P.D. includes over 15 years in the bureau serving in homicide & forensics and involvement in over 500 death investigations and high-profile homicides. While serving in forensics he has investigated over 2500 cases including an additional 65 homicide investigations and over 500 crime scenes. Investigator Newman received his bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University in 1986 in Criminal Justice and has lectured several hundred hours to law enforcement agencies at all levels across the country on the topic of homicide investigation and its related forensic applications. His courses have been taught in conjunction with the Virginia State Division of Forensic Science and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Investigator Newman has also instructed basic and advanced forensics at Thomas Nelson College in Virginia, equivocal death scenes at the Virginia State Division of Forensic Science and is a qualified expert in death investigation and its related forensic fields. His expertise in crime scene management through development of standard operating procedures have been adopted by several agencies across the country with great success. Inv. David Newman continues to provide aid in cold cases, 911 analysis and expert courtroom testimony resulting in over 30 years of experience.


Certifications include LETAC, Missouri and Kansas POST, MCOLES, Florida Bar Association, TCLEOSE, ILEA, Virginia DCJS, Minnesota Post & Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board for Lead Detective                                




*Development of Standard Operating Procedures Regarding the Suspicious Death Scene

*Defining and Explaining the Various Levels of Association that Exist Between the           

  Homicide Victim and Offender (Pyramid of Association) (Solvability Factors)

*Initial Scene Responsibilities Covering Boundaries, Canvassing (Data Collection) &

  Immediate Leads (Sources)     

*Proper Crime Scene Protocol as it Relates to Death Investigation & Homicide

*Cold Case Investigation Strategies & Review of Solvability Factors (Case Objectives)

*Cold Case Reviews

*Evaluation of the 911 Call During the Active Phase through Case Reviews

*Sources of Crime Scene Contamination & Prevention (Assessment Accountability)

*Categories of Circumstantial Evidence and Recognition of Contamination

*Victimology and Immediate Lead Indicators (High Vs. Low Risk)

*Medical-Legal Death Investigation (Victim I.D. / Time of Death / Injury Recognition)

*Primary & Secondary Crime Scenes (Proper Definition)

*Crime Scene Sequence Event Determination – Model Employing Scientific Method

*Crime Scene Evaluation (Execution of the Walk-thru)        

*Crime Scene Indicators Related to Motive, Manner of Death & Method of Operation

*DNA Review and Touch Evidence (Familial DNA & Phenotyping) (Genealogy)

*Specific Types of Crime Scenes & Related Forensic Disciplines

*Case Review (To Change Each Course)

*Suicide and Equivocal Death Scene Investigation – Analysis of Equivocal Death

*SIDS Review and Infant Homicide Scene


Inside the Tape has been committed to providing quality training to law-enforcement agencies since 2001 without raising tuition rates or cancelling classes. We have added more in-depth topics and several new case reviews to our program which continues to receive high marks from law enforcement at all levels across the country and has been used as a model for homicide scene management by agencies such as the Cincinnati, Austin, Detroit, Atlanta and St Paul Police in Minnesota. Several agencies contract our program out for in-service training and have implemented our methodologies and crime scene management principles with great success resulting in higher clearance and conviction rates. Our courses have also been certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board by the Law and Justice Commission as required training to serve as a lead detective in the state.


Simply go to the calendar page and click the on-line registration link for the Belfast Course Course. Print out the registration form and complete including method of payment. Fax the registration to 1-866-529-6152. You will receive a confirmation within 24 hours and a receipt if paying by credit card. Once payment is made refunds are not issued but credits are given for any future training course offered in the U.S.




Phone: (757) 748-1991   Fax: (866) 529-6152    Toll Free: (800) 297-6007

Granite State Police Career Counseling, LLC

 The Belfast, ME Police Department is hosting the following class: 

Command Leadership & Management 

Dates: Wednesday-Friday: March 22-24, 2023 

Times: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Location: Belfast Boathouse Event Center 34 Commercial Street Belfast, ME 04915 

Cost: $295 per student 

Command Leadership & Management Course is a course that will provide the student with a fundamental understanding of how leadership foundations and principles impact management and supervision. This course will greatly assist command level officers with the completion of certain managerial duties. Students will learn how to understand and maintain a police budget, understand how to effectively utilize strategic plans, and students will understand organizational leadership and how it applies to their respective agencies. This course utilizes breakout team exercises to help students develop a true understanding of approaches and practices. 

Topics Covered: 

• Leadership styles and how leadership & management differ but work together 

• Self-leadership and how it impacts overall leadership 

• How to truly motivate employees 

• Organizational leadership (leading, influencing & inspiring) 

• Police budgets (forecasting, proposals, presentations, approval process) 

• Strategic planning (SWOT analysis, implementation and follow through) 

• Much more. 

To register for this class, visit GS-PCC.COM

For cancellation and refund information, refer to the GSPCC policy on the course submission page. 

Granite State Police Career Counseling, LLC 

The Belfast, ME Police Department is hosting the following class: 

Field Training Officer Course 

Dates: April 24-26, 2023 

Times: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm 

Location: Belfast Boathouse Event Center 34 Commercial Street Belfast, ME 04915 

Cost: $525 per student 

Our three (3) day Field Training Officer class is based on the industry standard San Jose Model. This class will fit with C.A.L.E.A. accreditation standards, providing you with the tools and knowledge to properly train a new officer. From ethics to leadership, our FTO class covers the topics needed to both train and evaluate a field trainee. 

The course offering includes: 

• Field Training Program Goals & Objectives 

• Expectations of / for FTO’s (Roles of the FTO) 

• Ethics & Professionalism 

• Leadership Skills 

• Teaching and Training Skills/Adult learning Styles

• Intro to Competency Evaluations/DORs/DOR Videos 

• Remediation

• Intervention Techniques/ Legal Issues/Liability 

• Driver Safety/FTO Awareness or 

• Practical Exercise Test/Side Evaluation 

• Case Study Presentation 

To register for this class, visit GS-PCC.com 

For cancellation and refund information, refer to the GSPCC policy on the course submission page