Monadnock, part of the BAE Systems Products Group, announces today the Monadnock Police Training Council has scheduled its 28th annual International Training Seminar for September 7-12. This program offers certification or recertification as an Instructor or Instructor-Trainer in the Monadnock Expandable Baton (MEB) program, the PR-24 program or the Monadnock Defensive Tactics System (MDTS) program.

"The 2008 International Training Seminar offers a comprehensive training
approach that covers everything from suspect confrontation to arrest
completion," said Terry Smith, Monadnock International Training Seminar
program director. "It's an excellent environment for attendees to learn,
network, and gain certification. ­ Officers can share opinions, ask questions,
get straight answers from those in the know, and have the opportunity to
share ideas with others in the field from around the world."

Directly addressing the circumstances faced by today's law enforcement
officers, attendees of Monadnock's 2008 International Training Seminar will
receive training and education in select areas, including media development, instructor development, and specialized less-lethal tactics. Conducted in smaller groups, these breakout sessions train law enforcement officers for dealing with the media and developing instructors within their own agencies.

Additionally, this year's Training Seminar offers personal professional
growth breakout sessions, which conducts drills, risk assessment and risk
management. Graduates of the program will receive a certificate of
participation to recognize their completion of Monadnock's exclusive
training programs.

"Few seminars provide this level of personalized attention and hands-on
instruction," said Smith. "We've trained more than 40,000 criminal justice
professionals over the past 36 years, and we're looking forward to inducting another group of select individuals to this level of professional certification."

As a special added feature, attendees of the International Training Seminar
have the option of attending the one-day Defense Technology OC Aerosol
Projectors Instructor Certification Program on September 11. This program,
which is included in the $600 tuition, provides information on topics
including OC formulations and carriers, projectors, liability factors, and

The four-day MEB and PR-24 programs begin at 8 a.m. on September 7 and
conclude at 5 p.m. on September 10. Attendees enrolled in either of
those two programs also have the option of also attending the MDTS seminar
with two additional days of training, through September 12. Tuition to each
of the four-day programs, which includes attendance to the extra two-day
MDTS seminar, is $600. Some training classes may be limited to U.S.

This year;s seminar will be hosted at the DoubleTree Riverfront Hotel in
Lowell, Mass. To register for the programs or for more information, please
visit or call 603-585-6810.

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