ATOM is fortunate to partner with professional training organizations, bringing the highest quality training to law enforcement in Minnesota.
Take a moment to learn more about them.
Field Training Associates – Bruce Sokolove “Coach”
Field Training Associates is a law enforcement consulting firm specializing in the design, implementation, revision and administration of public safety employee Field Training and Evaluation Process for Probationary law enforcement personnel since 1982. We provide assistance to public safety agencies in the defense of allegations of wrongful termination of Probationary employees before administrative hearings and judicial tribunals.
Guest engagements include sessions at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia as well as before audiences at the annual conferences of the National Training Officers (NAFTO) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) executive track workshops.
We are fortunate to have Coach Sok cover our FTO courses throughout the year. Thanks Coach!
Hostage Negotiation – Jonathan Bundt
Jonathan Bundt has worked in the behavioral science and law enforcement field for over 30 years with specializing in disaster and crisis response. In the mid-80s, he moved to Israel, where he served in the Israeli Defense Forces and then was a Chief Inspector with the Israeli National Police-Border Patrol Division, where he was initially part of the elite anti-terrorism hostage rescue unit called Yamam. He then became a trainer in the national anti-terrorism school and worked in the behavioral science unit.
He returned to the US for graduate studies in psychology and organization development/training. Jonathan runs his own consulting company that specializes in dealing with disaster and crisis planning, exercise, and response. Some of his work has included working as a consultant to many law enforcement agencies as a trainer and on-scene support advisor where he specialize in training crisis/hostage negotiators and critical incident response. He has been involved in responding to over 2000 local, regional, and national incidents. Some of his work has been involved in elements of dealing with workplace violence from prevention strategies, threat assessments, response and recovery.
He regularly provides consultation and training services to the private sector, hospitals, EMS, police and fire departments, state departments of Corrections, Public Health, Human Services, Public Safety, and Emergency Management. He is a certified emergency manager in the state of MN and involved as the coordinator of a new model of responding to called 3Echo: Hostile Event Response that is hosted through the Metropolitan Emergency Service Board.