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R2 171 National Honor Guard Academy

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Course Number:    R2 171

Description:  National Honor Guard Academy

The NHGA is a unique training opportunity that carefully blends classroom and  practical training into a comprehensive 40-hour course for all Public Safety agencies to lay the foundation and elevate their ceremonial knowledge. The intense training culminates with a complete mock funeral to include planning and conducting events at a funeral home, church and cemetery.

This invaluable training you hope to never have to use, but if you do, this training will provide you the skillset to deliver with the highest honors.

Course topics include:

  • Line of Duty Death (LODD) & non-LODD procedures and protocols
  • Drill movement and techniques
  • Honor Guard and Color Guard history, traditions and development of SOGs
  • U.S. Flag etiquette, procedures & commands with posting and presenting
  • Casket handling & movements
  • Funeral pre-planning through post care

Students are evaluated on their command and coordination as well as their drill and ceremonial knowledge and execution.  A formal graduation ceremony marks the end of the week in which families and Agency Heads  (or designee) are welcome to attend.

NHGA Meridian PD 2023 Announcement v1
NHGA Sample Boot Camp Agenda 2023

Dates:   May 21 – May 26, 2023

Time:     1300 Sunday May 21, 2023  0800-1700 Monday thru Friday see agenda

Credit Hours:  40 POST Hours


Meridian Public Safety Training Center
1223 East Watertower Road
Meridian, Idaho  83642

Cost:  $625.00      Payable to National Honor Guard Academy
(Meals, travel, and/or lodging are the responsibility of the participant)


Instructors: Doug Swartz 

POST CoordinatorJeff Sklar    Ronda Wallace 


Remarks:  For additional information regarding this training or the training venue, e-mail  Justin Northway     or call 208-865-3335


May 21
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Meridian Police Department


Meridian Public Safety Training Center
1223 East Watertower Lane
Meridian, ID 83642 United States
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