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Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse

Registration Information

Online registration will open approx. TWO MONTHS prior to start date of each course. 

2020 No Show/Cancellation Policy for Law Enforcement classes

Due to a cut in grant funding for this coming year and in order to serve the most officers, we are implementing a new NO Show policy. We understand that in the law enforcement profession there are times that you cannot attend a class, but you can notify us by responding to the reminder emails that are sent out approximately one week prior to the class. We will begin tracking all no shows (people who do not attend class and don’t notify us prior to the start of class). We are hoping this policy will cut down on people registering for numerous classes and not showing up for the those classes, which causes a 10-30% no show rate. 



Law Enforcement Training Funding Update

Byrne/Jag Federal Grant funding for law enforcement has been received by ADECA for the state of Alabama for the next 2019-2020 fiscal year, which ends September 30, 2020. AUM received a reduction in funding, so if you are a law enforcement agency that can fund your training, please contact Linda Wright, for a quote on a class.



AUM Center for Lifelong Learning
75 TechnaCenter Drive
Montgomery, AL 36117

From Atlanta: Take I-85 South to Montgomery. Take Exit 11/Mitylene. Turn right off the exit ramp onto Atlanta Highway. Turn right at the next traffic light onto TechnaCenter Drive; take an immediate right onto Atlanta Hwy 126; the TechnaCenter entrance is on your left 0.5 miles down the road; the Center for Lifelong Learning is on your left.

From Birmingham: Take I-65 South to Montgomery. Take I-85 North toward Atlanta. Take Exit 11/Mitylene. Turn left off the exit ramp onto Atlanta Highway. Turn right at the next traffic light ontoTechnaCenter Drive; take an immediate right onto Atlanta Hwy 126; the TechnaCenter entrance is on your left 0.5 miles down the road; the Center for Lifelong Learning is on your left.

From Mobile: Take I-65 North to Montgomery. Take I-85 North toward Atlanta. Take Exit 11/Mitylene. Turn left off the exit ramp onto Atlanta Highway. Turn right at the next traffic light onto TechnaCenter Drive; take an immediate right onto Atlanta Hwy 126; the TechnaCenter entrance is on your left 0.5 miles down the road; the Center for Lifelong Learning is on your left.


About Us

The Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse & Training Institute delivers continuing education opportunities that assist law enforcement, state agencies, community groups, and schools in removing or reducing crime in their community and throughout the State of Alabama.

The Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse & Training Institute, located at Auburn University at Montgomery, is a project funded by the Alabama Department of Economic & Community Affairs Law Enforcement & Traffic Safety Division and the Division of Continuing Education & Community Engagement at Auburn University at Montg. Linda Wright, who has over 30 years of leadership in the crime prevention field, directs the Clearinghouse. It also has a resource library and program materials. The Clearinghouse coordinates efforts, and partners with federal and state agencies such as, HIDTA, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Alabama Homeland Security, Alabama Peace Officers Association, and other agencies to sponsor statewide crime prevention training.

“One of the best training classes in my 30+ years of law enforcement!”  said David Carlington

Linda M. Wright, Director Brittany Thomasson, Senior Program Associate
Phone: 334-244-3961 Phone: 334-244-3804


About the Instructors

Our instructors have real-world experience that they bring into the classroom.  They go beyond the curriculum by including relevant tips and skills that they have gained through years of service in law enforcement.  As experienced instructors they use a combination of lecture and practical experience of case studies to help convey the course material.  The following instructors have completed an Instructor Development Course and are APOST certified.

Dr. Lou Harris
Dr. Harris is the Chair of the Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Department at Faulkner University.  He holds a Doctorate of Public Administration from the University of Alabama and a MS Degree in Criminal Justice from Troy University Montgomery.  Dr. Harris is a Certified APOST Instructor and is retired from the FBI and served in the Navy.  He serves as a Board Member on the Alabama Sentencing Commission, Montgomery Chapter of CrimeStoppers, Governor’s Task Force on Prison Overcrowding and Montgomery Chapter of ASIS.

Phillip Calvert
Mr. Calvert serves as BCJ Director of the Criminal Justice/Legal Studies Department at Faulkner University and as an Adjunct Instructor for the Faulkner University Criminal Justice Program.  He has served as former Accounting Director for the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and is retired as an Alabama ABC Enforcement Captain.  Mr. Calvert holds a BS Degree in Management of Human Resources and a MS Degree with additional completion of Criminal Justice courses.  He graduated from FBI National Academy and has 26+ years of law enforcement experience.  He is a Certified APOST Instructor and was the founder and administrator of  He has served as Alabama Representative & Proxy to the Board of Directors for ROCIC and as Secretary/Treasurer for the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association.  He has also served as Sergeant-at-Arms for the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association and is a former adjunct instructor at Troy University.

Robert T. Thetford
Mr. Thetford has over twenty-five years of experience as a FBI Prosecutor, Special Agent and Division Legal Counsel.  He is also a member of the Alabama Bar and has provided legal advice and instruction for a variety of federal/state agencies.  During his career he has investigated political corruption, white collar crime, and terrorism cases.  Mr. Thetford is a Certified Police Instructor, Legal Instructor, Government Mediator, and Field Relief Supervisor for 10+ years.  He currently serves as MJA Director and Professor of Criminal Justice at Faulkner University and has served as an instructor with the Alabama Department of Public Safety as well as a guest lecturer at the U.S. Air War College.  Mr. Thetford practices law specializing in mediation procedures and consulting for police agencies and private industry.  He serves as an elder and Sunday Scholl teacher in his Church and as a Certified Christian Conciliator, providing biblically-based mediation services and training.

John Mulligan
Mr. Mulligan has 40 years of law enforcement experience in the FBI and in the Alabama Attorney General’s Office.  He has conducted investigations of organized crime, public corruption and white-collar crime and judicial inquiries.  He has served as a police instructor, Field Relief Supervisor and Assessor in the FBI New Agent Selection System.  He holds a BA Degree in Criminology from the University of Maryland and he is a Certified Fraud Examiner.  Mr. Mulligan operated his own private consulting business.  He has conducted training in the use of computer databases in the Attorney General’s Office.  He serves as a regular presenter for the Center for Government Services, Auburn University and is commissioned as a lay minister- Toolen Institute of Parish Services, Archdiocese of Mobile.

Jim Rechel
Mr. Rechel is the President of The Rechel Group, Inc. and is a Certified Financial Security Officer.  He is a retired FBI Agent and is a past Board Member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators.  He has also served as a Board Member for the American Society of Industrial Security and is the former Vice-President for Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, OH.  Mr. Rechel holds a BA Degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati and is a graduate from the FBI Academy.  He has served as a Special Agent with the FBI in Selma, Alabama, for three years and has 15+ years’ experience training more than 1000 professional organizations and more than 75,000 individuals.  His work has been nationally recognized in CEO Magazine, Cincinnati Enquirer, USA Today, and CNBC.

Stan Tippins  
Mr. Tippins is a Professor for the Criminal Justice Department at Faulkner University and a former Criminal Investigator with the State of Alabama Medicaid Agency/Fraud Investigation Unit.  He has 16+ years of law enforcement experience and as served as an Adjunct Instructor at Central Alabama Community College.  He is a graduate of the ICJE Instructor Development Course and he holds BS and MS Degrees with Specializations in Criminal Justice.  His experience includes being an instructor of Rape Awareness and Prevention for the Business Women of America and Chief Instructor and founder of Creative Defense Systems as well as State Representative for Filipino Combat Systems (FCSKali).

Lodging Information

Hilton Garden Inn-Eastchase
7665 EastChase Parkway
Montgomery, AL 36117

Towneplace Suites Montgomery
2845 Eastchase Lane
Montgomery, AL 36117
334-239-7110 - Call for special AUM rate

Homewood Suites by Hilton Montgomery EastChase offers a special rate for AUM events.
7800 Eastchase Pkwy
Montgomery, AL 36117
Call for special AUM rate: 334-277-9383

Best Western Montgomery
5225 Carmichael Rd.
Montgomery, AL 36106
(866) 625-3113 Reservations / (334) 277-6000 Direct
AUM Rate: $72 weekday / $84.99 weekend

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