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November 30, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Number:    R2 245

Description:   This course presented by Idaho State Police utilizes current materials and information from NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and includes a review of case law and requirements for officers to provide testimony in Idaho courts.   The course will provide the student with an understanding of the need and purpose of speed enforcement, legal concepts of speed limits, understanding enforcement site selection and set up, and understanding the basic function and operating principles on which RADAR and LIDAR technology measure speed.

Classroom instruction is followed by practical field exercises in the use of speed measuring devices; visual speed estimation under the guidance of instructors; becoming familiar with the devices in general; and, demonstrating overall proficiency in visual speed estimation supported by confirmation of the RADAR or LIDAR.

Key elements of the subject matter include:
• The involvement of speeding in traffic crashes, deaths and injuries, both Nationally and within the participants’ State(s)
• The concept of general deterrence through enforcement
• Identification of enforcement targets and the concepts of establishing cause for measuring speeds, using the RADAR or LIDAR, and taking enforcement action Revised:
               Speed Measuring Device Operator Training 9/2018 Administrator’s Guide 6
• Familiarizing the student with sufficient knowledge to describe the concepts and principles on which RADAR and LIDAR devices measure speed
• Determining if the device is being used and is working properly, recognizing potential malfunctions, and what action should be taken

Officers with prior RADAR/LIDAR training may attend as a refresher and forgo the field exercises for 5 hours of training credit.

Dates:   November 30, 2022

Time:     0800-1700

Credit Hours:  8 POST Hours


Vendome Event Center
309 State Street,
Weiser, ID 83672

Cost:  Tuition Free
(Meals, travel, and/or lodging are the responsibility of the participant)



Matt Vallard – Idaho State Police
Quinn Carmack – Idaho State Police

POST CoordinatorRonda Wallace 

Registration:  e-mail  


Note taking material is advised, no other equipment required.  Participants who wish to follow the course on laptop or other electronic devices can download the training material prior to training with the following link:

Dress: Casual/Business Casual.  Practical exercises will take place on and around public roadways, high visibility garments and law enforcement identification are recommended.

For additional information regarding this training or the training venue, contact Matthew Vallard at   or call 208-220-7630



November 30, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Idaho State Police


Vendome Event Center – Weiser
309 State Street
Weiser, ID 83672 United States
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