Sheriff Kenny Cassell is proud to announce that Searcy County Deputies Craig Loggins (left) and Kevin Trammell (right) were recently certified as new instructors. The instructor's class was hosted by the Searcy County Sheriff's Office, and Chief Deputy Dewayne Pierce.
Pierce has been a certified Professional Police Instructor since 1997. He is also a firearms instructor and RADAR instructor. Professional instructors teach all law enforcement related topics. This class was conducted from December 2-6, 2019.
Pierce said, "The Instructor Development course is designed to improve training skills for law enforcement officers who will present traditional department trainings and/or facilitate groups. Participants will learn how to provide instruction using practical applications and learning principles. Topics will include: Principles of Adult Learning; Research Practices and Techniques; Methods of Instruction; Testing and Evaluation; Communicating Clearly; Designing Lesson Plans, Instructional Objectives; Utilizing Training Aids; Role of the Instructor; Public Speaking; Legal Issues and CLEST Forms."
Pierce added this course is designed for all certified law enforcement officers with three or more years of law enforcement experience. This class is 40 hours.
Pierce believes Loggins and Trammel will be an asset to the instructor community and looks forward to assisting them in their future endeavors.