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Use of Force for Instructors (Updated for 2021)- Salmon

August 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Number: R4 161A

Course Description:

This is the POST Basic Academy Use of Force course, adapted for Idaho POST Certified High Liability Instructors and updated for 2021. The course will qualify for High Liability Endorsement instructor training hours.

The first day of class will focus on legal aspects of Use of Force, covering the following objectives:

  • Seizures under the 4th Amendment
  • Legal standards as applied to Graham v. Connor, Tennessee v. Garner, and other relevant case law
  • Deadly force and objective reasonableness
  • Legal issues related to intermediate weapons
  • Dealing with suspects’ due process rights
  • Understanding qualified immunity

The second day of class will address the practical aspects of using force. We will discuss the physiological changes which occur under high levels of stress, such as in a deadly force encounter.

  • Articulating use of force in accordance to constitutional standards
  • Overcoming unnecessary hesitation when using force
  • Identifying methods to overcoming hesitation
  • Human performance factors that impact use of force response

New material updated from the 2018 POST Use of Force instructor update courses:

  • Deadly Force Encounters, updated for 2021
  • Ambushes and unprovoked attacks, US Department of Justice 2019
  • Safety Priorities Decision Making matrix replacing the Priorities of Life matrix, NTOA 2018 Tactical Response and Operations Standards
  • Unintended consequences of improper commands issued during high stress situations- Why “Show me your hands!” is an improper and dangerous command
  • Science Based Learning
  • Shoot/No Shoot Decisions: The effect of muzzle-position (2020 University Colorado, Denver)

Dates: August 5-6, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

Location: Idaho Department of Fish and Game Offices, 99 Hwy 93 North, Salmon, ID

Cost: Free

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline: July 30, 2021 (midnight)

Instructor(s): Matt Bloodgood, Idaho POST Regional Training Specialist

Remarks: This course is open to current POST Certified Instructors, or prospective instructors, particularly those who intend to teach a high liability subject.



August 5, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Idaho POST


Idaho Department Fish and Game- Salmon
99 Hwy 93 North
Salmon, ID, 83467 United States
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Shawn Hunter - Blackfoot Police DepartmentJacob Benson - Lemhi County Sheriffs OfficeCurtis Cannon - Salmon Police DepartmentRobert Howe - Idaho Department of Fish and GameChad Campbell - Bonneville County Sheriff\`s OfficeTrevyn Phelps - Soda Springs Police DepartmentJoshua Jorgensen - Bingham County Sheriff\`s OfficeBen Kearsley - Bingham County Sheriff\`s OfficeRandy Lundergreen - Sun Valley Police Department
Jim Spain - Lemhi County Sheriffs OfficeLevi Maydole - Lemhi County Sheriffs OfficeMalcolm Clemenhagen - Idaho Department of Fish and GameDavid Stacey - Bonneville County Sheriff\`s OfficeRon Pell - Idaho State Probation and ParoleKristopher Gergen - Sun Valley Police DepartmentKristopher Talbot - Bingham County Sheriff\`s OfficeElias Perez - Bingham County Sheriff\`s OfficeCody Samson - Weiser Police Department

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