Looking to sign up for classes? Contact your agency representative to get it done!
Print Course Description

Length: 3 Days (24 Hours)

Designed for: This course is designed for Law Enforcement that enforce Drug Laws, Criminal Laws, Traffic Laws (to include Patrol), Investigators, Agents, Corrections, Probation, Parole, and all others who possess authority of arrest and investigations including Military Police.

Prerequisites: None

Description: This course will expose the student to a comprehensive approach in 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 conduct traffic stops in the Spanish language, coupled with the knowledge of the Latino culture. Each student will be able to understand danger phrases, weapon terminology, investigate assault, robbery, domestic violence, 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.

Objectives Covered:

  • 1. Overview of the Spanish Alphabet / vowels
  • 2. Understanding numbers / Telling Time in Spanish
  • 3. Understanding singular/plural - masculine /feminine relating to Spanish grammar
  • 4. Tú versus Usted (you) in the Spanish language
  • 5. Verb Conjugation – Present, Past and Future tenses – Sentence structure and composition
  • 6. Vehicle Traffic Stops / Violations
  • 7. Drug Terminology / Investigations
  • 8. Weapons Terminology / Danger Phrases
  • 9. Arrest Commands in Spanish
  • 10. Interview Questions and Responses
  • 11. Victim and Suspect Identification
  • 12. Understanding Hispanic Names / Culture / Perception of Law Enforcement
  • 13. Understanding Patron Saints of the Mexican Drug Underworld – Icons, Statues, Images, Prayer Cards and Amulets
  • 14. Crime Scene Investigations / Evidence Collection

Taught by Steve Gaenzle, Spanish Language Consultants, LLC