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R2 Mobile Field Force Operations and Crowd Management – Train The Trainer – Boise

July 10

Course Number: R2 309A

Description:  Mobile Field Force Operations  & Crowd Management – Train The Trainer

This Idaho POST approved, train the trainer course, is designed to provide students the necessary understanding and skills needed to effectively work in a Mobile Field Force (MFF) environment.  This Mobile Field Force Operation & Crowd Management training is available to current LE Officers with Patrol or Probation & Parole certification who wish to obtain the instructor level training required to apply for the POST high liability Crowd Control Instructor endorsement.

This is a very physically demanding course, developed as a hands-on performance-based block of instruction utilizing practical exercises and scenario-based training to actively engage the student.  Students will be required to effectively demonstrate and provide instruction to other students related to MFF operations and provide a classroom presentation on course related topics.

Upon completion of the course, participants will have the necessary skills to instruct other officers in the different types of Crowds and effective Crowd Management, Field Level MFF Platoon and Squad formations, tactics, and movements; as well as MFF Vehicle formations, tactics, and movements.


Student should bring the following:

  • Duty belt (no live weapons, ammunition, Tasers, OC, etc while training)
  • 24” or 36” Straight Stick baton and baton ring (Preferred)
  • Helmet w/face shield or other eye protection (If Available)
  • Gas mask and pouch with the ability to be worn on support side (If Available)
  • Appropriate clothing, gloves and shoes for outdoor training
  • Laptop Computer and or ability to do research and note taking
  • Outdoor camping style chair for outdoor instruction/breaks
  • Drinks, snacks, sunscreen etc. (water will be provided)

Pre-requisites for attendance 

    • Completed Instructor Development at registration
    • 3 years of full-time LEO experience
    • Basic LEO certification
    • Registration applications will be vetted by POST for approval to attend

Mobile Field Force

Note :  Completion of this class does not guarantee Instructor endorsement in the Mobile Field Force & Crowd Control/Crowd Management discipline.  Additional requirements must be met before applying for Instructor endorsement. 

High Liability Endorsement Instructor Requirements

Date:  July 10-14, 2023         Time:    0800-1700

Credit Hours:   40


Boise Police Department
333 North Mark Stall Place
Boise, ID 83704

BPD contact Lt. Doug Ericsson  208-519-8328

Cost: $  500.00         Payable to Idaho POST
              (Tuition does not include meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:  July 1, 2023   NOTE  -this class is limited to a minimum of 16 and a maximum of 32 participants.

Instructors:   Lt. Kerry Giesige, Retired, Long Beach PD

The Lead Instructor is Retired Police Lieutenant Kerry Giesige, a 25 year veteran of the Long Beach Ca. Police Department, with over 35 total years in the field of Law Enforcement and Law Enforcement training. Lt. Giesige has deployed and trained well over 100 times as a Mobile Field Force (MFF) Operator, Squad Leader, and Instructor for the Long Beach Police Department’s primary MFF Platoon, as well as the primary Mutual Aid Platoon for Los Angeles County.

Since retirement, he has spent the last 6 years as an Instructor for Idaho POST, instructing Firearms, Tactical Combat Casualty Care (Tac Med), ALERRT, ERASE, Mobile Field Force/Crowd Management, Gangs, as well as evaluating and instructing during POST Patrol Academy scenarios. He is also Adjunct Faculty and an instructor for The College of Western Idaho (CWI) and Idaho State University’s (ISU) Law Enforcement programs.

Additional  Instructors TBD

POST CoordinatorJeff Sklar
 call 208-509-2797

Registration: Use the REGISTRATION LINK provided below.

Additional certified Instructors will be used throughout the week as needed to maintain an appropriate instructor student ratio, specifically during practical applications



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Boise Police Department
333 N. Mark Stall Pl.
Boise, ID 83704 United States
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