R4 Shooting Incident Reconstruction- Chubbuck

Course Number: R4228E

Course Description:

Modern investigators are frequently faced with the investigation of incidents involving the discharge of firearms.  Whether the incident is a criminal act, an act of self-defense, or the use of deadly force by law enforcement, the outcome of these investigations often has far-reaching consequences.  It is essential that investigators effectively and accurately analyze these scenes so facts surrounding these incidents can be demonstrated in a court of law or where otherwise required.

This comprehensive 5-day (40-hour), Shooting Incident Reconstruction course is specially designed for case officers/investigators, forensic technicians, crime scene analysts, and others involved in shooting incident analysis.  Through both lecture and practical exercises, students will learn and practice shooting scene reconstruction methodologies and evaluate positions and evidentiary relationships between the shooter, scene, victim and other evidence.

All main concepts are reinforced through hands-on practical exercises using historically-based case scenarios.  * Includes exercises conducted at a shooting range.

Class Requirements:

Course is designed to develop knowledge and hands-on experience for shooting incident scene analysis.    Prior investigative or crime scene experience and attendance at a previous Crime Scene Reconstruction Course is recommended but not required.  Attendees should bring a camera for documenting evidence and an electronic device with USB connection, preferably a laptop computer, to access and save digital handouts, case materials, and fillable forms used in lecture and practical exercises.

​Classroom and firearms range instruction and practical exercises include:

  • Firearms and ammunition design and function
  • Physics of projectile motion
  • Proper identification, documentation and organization of firearms-related evidence
  • Gunshot wound ballistics and interrelationships of wounds and other evidence
  • Determining muzzle to target distances
  • Mathematics for trajectory analysis in crime scenes
  • Application of the scientific method to field analysis
  • Reconstructing the shooting event through recognizing and correlating evidentiary relationships between evidence in the scene, forensic analyses, and subject/witness statements
  • *Trajectory analysis through rodding, laser, trigonometry and stringing
  • *Demonstration and analysis of bullet interactions with various materials including glass, metal, concrete, wood, motor vehicles, bone and dirt.  Commonly held perceptions will be challenged

This course has been approved for the following certification/re-certification training credits: IAI Crime Scene Certification Board – 40 and IAI Forensic Photography Certification Board – 2.

Dates: September 12-16, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Location: Chubbuck City Hall, 290 E. Linden Rd., Chubbuck, ID 83202

Cost: $689.00

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Gary Graff, Iris Dalley Graff

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://www.tritechtraining.com/091222-SIR.html download the printable forms and follow the registration directions.

Recommended hotel-

La Quinta Hotel
1440 Bench Road
Pocatello, ID 83201
208-234-7500

Booking Rate: $99 per night plus tax – Single/Double Occupancy

​Booking Info: Please call the hotel and mention the Shooting Reconstruction group to receive this special rate. Block expires 30 days in advance of the course.

R2 Fentanyl Safety and Awareness

Code: 120

Flyer – FentanylSafety&Awareness

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide law enforcement officers and other first responders an overview of the characteristics and hazards of fentanyl and synthetic opioids as we teach current tactics, techniques and procedures to mitigate hazards to first responders when fentanyl or other harmful illicit substances are present at the scene. This course provides hands on training on the proper use and wear of personal protective equipment, and the basic first aid measures to help prevent and mitigate incidental exposure to synthetic opioids.

Date: 04/26/2022

Registration Timeline: 04/25/2022

Time: 1300 – 1700

Credits: 4 POST training hours

Location:

Meridian Police Department
1223 E Watertower St
Meridian ID, 83642

Cost: FREE

Instructors: Maria Lepe and Scott Salmon

Register at www.wrctc.com Western Regional Counterdrug Training Center

R4 Crime Scene Awareness for First Responders- Pocatello CANCELLED

Course Number: R4114

Course Description:

Our program teaches the importance of forensic identifiers and the procedures for processing and applying these identifiers to the department’s information database and methods to protect the chain of evidence.

Exploitation involves the immediate collection, prioritization of items of potential evidence value and recording the information. This program will familiarize the student with the ability to properly process a site for evidence value without contaminating or destroying important information. They will understand the different formats of reports and how they are dictated for courtroom testimony and directives based on the student’s departmental protocols. They will learn how to process, log, categorize, and exploit gained information to the best of their abilities in support of the criminal case and how to pass it through the chain of command to the appropriate level for inclusion into case file and intelligence records.

Crime Scene Awareness training is designed to give the 1st responder the ability to recognize, identify and preserve evidence at any scene and the surrounding environment where a crime has been committed. The student will learn the proper procedures to protect crime scenes by observing, analyzing, and understanding indicators left by nature and human activity.

This course was developed as a training program that gives the student the ability to increase their evidence identification & collection skills with up to an 80% increase in effectiveness. It enhances performance in observation skills and situational awareness. The foundation of the course centers on teaching the students various forms of visual recognition skills used to observe, locate, and interpret crime scenes.

Since humans by nature tend to follow predictable patterns of behavior, these signatures can be readily identified and exploited by the keen observer. Being able to apply this knowledge while assessing crime scenes will give students the ability to accurately identify actions, intentions, and motives of suspects.

Dates: CANCELLED

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 24

Location: Bannock County Sheriff’s Office, 5800 S. 5th Ave., Pocatello ID 83402

Cost: $350.00

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Randy Merriman

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://form.jotform.com/211887618566167

R4 Introduction to Shooting Reconstruction- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4228E

Course Description:

Course overview

For CSI’s and Detectives to analyze a shooting incident scene effectively, they need skills in recognizing and documenting the physical characteristics associated with firearms and projectiles. This 32 hour course prepares students to handle large scale shooting scenes by building skills in firearms evidence recognition, documentation and analysis.

Day One.

Day one begins with a review of firearms terminology, mechanisms and firearms safety. The day continues with lessons on how to properly document a shooting scene and its related evidence.

  • Firearms safety

  • Terminology

  • Modern firearms operating systems

  • Photography & diagramming a shooting scene

  • Trajectory measurements

  • Shot directionality

Day Two.

Day two teaches students how to evaluate the way projectiles interact with various surfaces. Students also learn how different chemical tests aide in a shooting scene investigation.

  • Yielding vs. unyielding surfaces

  • Ricochet

  • Glass, sheet metal & tires

  • Ejection patterns

  • Gun shot residue & chemical testing

Day Three.

Day three is “range day” where instructors demonstrate many of the principles discussed in days one and two. Students observe and analyze shots in vehicles and tires as well as ricochet shots. Chemical tests are also performed.

  • Known angle & measurements

  • Vehicle glass & tires

  • Mismatched calibers

  • Sheet metal, wood, glass ricochets

  • Shotgun ballistics

Day Four.

The final day reviews many of what the class observed at the range on day three and allows for an in depth question and answer section. Instructors also present some additional firearms topics and case review. The class ends with a large scale final exercise and exam.

  • Range day review

  • Wound ballistics

  • Long range shootings

Dates: June 20-23, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 32

Location: Idaho Falls Police Department Training Annex, 740 Park Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: $525.00

 

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s):

Remarks: To register for this course, click on the following link- https://www.forzaforensics.com/upcoming-training-1

Course requirements.

Students will need to bring any camera equipment normally carried while on duty.

(Camera kit rental is available. Select option during registration)

 

R2 Crisis Communication and Social Media for Public Safety

Course Number: 252B

Course Description:

During this course we’ll discuss exactly how to use speed and specific social media strategies to control the message in today’s #HappeningNow world. There are no broad concepts and theories in this course. Instead, you’re going to walk away with practical tools you can immediately plug into your department’s strategies.

Course Description

Crisis Communication and Social Media for Public Safety Flyer

Dates: March 7, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8

Location:
City Hall West – Sawtooth Auditorium
333 N. Mark Stall Place
Boise, ID 83704

Cost: $268.00 payable to Savage Training Group  www.savagetraininggroup.com

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

Instructors: Paul Grattan Gr

Registration: https://savagetraininggroup.com/training-schedule/crisis-communication-and-social-media-for-public-safety-20220307/

R2 Advanced Critical Incident Response – Boise

Course Number: 706A

Course Description:

This is an advanced course for officers and supervisors who respond to critical incidents and is a follow up to the Response Tactics for Critical Incidents and In-Progress Crimes. Students will learn new tactics and concepts they can use to manage critical incidents

Dates: October 29, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8

Location:
City Hall West – Sawtooth Auditorium
333 N. Mark Stall Place
Boise, ID 83704

Cost: $258.00 payable to Savage Training Group  www.savagetraininggroup.com

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

Deadline: Register early; seating is limited 

Instructor(s): Retired Deputy Chief Dan Flippo | Santa Cruz PD

Remarks:

R2 Advanced Critical Incident Response – Boise

Course Number: 706A

Course Description:

This is an advanced course for officers and supervisors who respond to critical incidents and is a follow up to the Response Tactics for Critical Incidents and In-Progress Crimes. Students will learn new tactics and concepts they can use to manage critical incidents

Dates: October 26, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8

Location:
City Hall West – Sawtooth Auditorium
333 N. Mark Stall Place
Boise, ID 83704

Cost: $258.00 payable to Savage Training Group  www.savagetraininggroup.com

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

Deadline: Register early; seating is limited 

Instructor(s): Retired Deputy Chief Dan Flippo | Santa Cruz PD

Remarks:

R2 Response Tactics for Critical Incidents and In-Progress Crimes

Course Number: 240

Description:      

 This course gives officers and supervisors the decision-making skills to respond to “hot calls” safely, calmly, and methodically. You will learn the latest tactics, case law, and practical concepts you begin using immediately.

Dates: November 1, 2021

Time: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8 hours

Location:

City Hall West, Sawtooth Auditorium
333 N Mark Stall Place
Boise, ID 83704

Cost: $249 payable to Savage Training Group 

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

Deadline: Register early; seating is limited

Instructors: Retired Deputy Chief Dan Flippo | Santa Cruz PD

Registration Details:

Register at www.savagetraininggroup.com

Remarks:          

R2 Response Tactics for Critical Incidents and In-Progress Crimes

Course Number: 240

Description:      

 This course gives officers and supervisors the decision-making skills to respond to “hot calls” safely, calmly, and methodically. You will learn the latest tactics, case law, and practical concepts you begin using immediately.

Dates: October 25, 2021

Time: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8 hours

Location:

City Hall West, Sawtooth Auditorium
333 N Mark Stall Place
Boise, ID 83704

Cost: $249 payable to Savage Training Group 

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

Deadline: Register early; seating is limited

Instructors: Retired Deputy Chief Dan Flippo | Santa Cruz PD

Registration Details:

Register at www.savagetraininggroup.com

Remarks:          

R2 Response Tactics for Critical Incidents and In-Progress Crimes

Course Number: 240

Description:      

 This course gives officers and supervisors the decision-making skills to respond to “hot calls” safely, calmly, and methodically. You will learn the latest tactics, case law, and practical concepts you begin using immediately.

Dates: October 28, 2021

Time: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8 hours

Location:

City Hall West, Sawtooth Auditorium
333 N Mark Stall Place
Boise, ID 83704

Cost: $249 payable to Savage Training Group 

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

Deadline: Register early; seating is limited

Instructors: Retired Deputy Chief Dan Flippo | Santa Cruz PD

Registration Details:

Register at www.savagetraininggroup.com

Remarks: