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Tue, Jul 30


Jefferson County Sheriff Training Center

Spanish for Law Enforcement

This 3-day course will enable the student to conduct patrol duties, respond to medical emergencies, recognize dangerous phrases, and effectively communicate with Spanish-only speaking citizens.

Spanish for Law Enforcement
Spanish for Law Enforcement

Time & Location

Jul 30, 2024, 8:00 AM – Aug 01, 2024, 5:00 PM

Jefferson County Sheriff Training Center, 3500 Happy Hollow Ln, Fultondale, AL 35068, USA

About the Event

This course will expose the student to a comprehensive approach to speaking with Spanish-only speakers. Speaking Spanish is vital in enforcing laws concerning Transnational Criminal Organizations. Within the scope of this training, students will be able to read, write, and speak Spanish in three verb tenses. Each student will be able to understand danger phrases, and weapon terminology, investigate assault, robbery, domestic violence, and drug investigations as well as suspect/victim identification. All students will have a working knowledge of Hispanic name composition and will be able to effectively run individuals through NCIC and their respective state crime information systems.

Prior knowledge of Spanish is NOT required and instructed by Detective Steve W. Gaenzle - retired.

Objectives covered:

  • Overview of Spanish Alphabet/vowels
  • Understanding numbers / Telling time in Spanish
  • Understanding singular/plural – masculine/feminine
  • Tú verses Usted (you) in the Spanish language
  • Verb Conjugation - Present, Past, and Future tenses - Sentence structure and composition
  • Vehicle Traffic Stops / Violations
  • Drug Terminology / Investigations
  • Weapons Terminology / Danger Phrases
  • Arrest Commands in Spanish
  • Interview / Interrogation -  Questions and Responses
  • Understanding Hispanic Names / Culture / Perception of Law Enforcement
  • Understanding Patron Saints of the Mexican Drug Underworld
  • Crime Scene Investigations / Evidence Collection

Duration: 3 days (24 hours)

Tuition: $225

24-hour APOSTC CEU's available for this course

Prerequisite: None

Point of Contact: Director Black  blackt@jccal.orgor 205-849-5246


Hotel:  Comfort Inn  $65.00 per night 205-405-9470 for reservations

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