R4 Force Response Liability Prevention – Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4 257

Description: Force Response Liability Prevention – Idaho Falls

Updated to meet the current needs of today’s policing.

How do you take a dry subject like “civil liability prevention and mitigation,” as well as often unrealistic “de-escalation strategies,” and make every topic unerringly relevant, interesting, often humorous and–more importantly–instantly applicable to you and your officers?  We do it in a training course that is routinely one of the highest rated seminars of its type.  Our two most common evaluation comments are, “Should be taught in the academy,” and, “Every officer should attend this training.”

In an era of increased likelihood of being named a defendant, decreased budgets, and motivated legal professionals who are trained and focused on winning in police litigation cases, you and your officers need the cutting edge concepts of liability prevention and mitigation this training seminar offers.

This course assists your officers in:

  • Achieving proper conduct in the force response through increased knowledge of the laws of force (both federal and your state law) and their ability to articulate their reasonable actions.
  • Achieving practical de-escalation goals while remaining able to respond with force when suspect behavior requires it.
  • Articulating and justifying proper conduct through the reporting and documentation of their actions.

The “Force Response Liability Prevention” course provides every officer with the means of understanding the limits of force, and to articulate their actions in a reasonable force event to a degree most have never experienced. We give them the training that allows them to confidently explain their reasonable force employment in the field. This course provides comprehensive reporting standards and suggestions in an ultimately useful manner that really does effect change in the reporting habits of officers.

Why this course?  It was developed with direct input and assistance of the top police civil defense attorneys and police risk managers in the nation–dedicated professionals who work full-time to defend you and your officers in federal and state courts against allegations of constitutional or negligent misconduct by officers.

CUTTING EDGE TRAINING asked them a simple question:

“What do you want your defendant officers to know BEFORE they take the stand in Federal Court?”

This is the information the professionals who defend you want you to know!

Course Content:

  • Current Plaintiff’s Threats
  • Practical and Defensible De-escalation.
  • Constitutional Limits to the Police Force Response
  • Force Response Documentation
  • Current Force Response Reporting Requirements
  • Articulating Your Force Response

Dates: September 15, 2020

Time: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Training Annex, 577 D St. Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: $119.00
Payable to Bonneville County Sheriff
(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline: 

Instructors: George Williams

Registration Details: Register at Cutting Edge Training here- http://www.cuttingedgetraining.org/Registration/38.aspx?seminar=246

Remarks: 

R4 Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Basic Academy- Idaho Falls FREE TRAINING

Course Number: R4236

Course Description:

The Crisis Intervention Team academy is a 40-hour training program for law enforcement officers and first responders that includes basic information about mental illnesses, the local mental health system, crisis de-escalation, local resources, and local laws. Officers learn first-hand from consumers and their families and are taught verbal de-escalation skills which they are able to practice by participating in educational role-playing.

 

Law enforcement officers and first responders are often called upon to intervene when individuals

with mental illnesses are in crisis. The CIT academy provides education around how to work more

effectively in these situations and forges partnerships within the local community with key community

stakeholders such as mental health professionals, housing, and other critical resources.

Dates: April 6-10, 2020

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Location: College of Eastern Idaho, 1600 S. 25th E. Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Cost: FREE

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): TBD

Remarks: To register for the training, please email Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Doug Metcalf (dmetcalf@co.bonneville.id.us).

R4 Verbal De-escalation and Crisis Communication- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4110F

Course Description:

Today’s scrutiny placed upon police officers and other first responders have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict and crisis communication skills. When verbal encounters become adversarial and escalate, they can often lead to controversial use of force issues. When many of these incidents are reviewed the officer is often scrutinized for their lack of de-escalation techniques. Verbal de-escalation has become an essential training issue in law enforcement and was included in The National Consensus Policy on Use of Force (January 2017). The policy is the result of collaboration between 11 agencies, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). Although no training can ever reasonably be expected to stop all incidents in escalating to use of force, many citizens and communities have begun to expect officers receive training and when possible apply verbal de-escalation strategies.

This course is designed to help individuals working in law enforcement, corrections as well as EMT’s Fire Fighters, and others understand and deal with individuals who are agitated or in crisis.

Attendees will learn that communicating verbally during a potential force encounter may aid in stabilizing the situation. Verbal de-escalation may reduce the immediacy of the threat so that more time, options, and resources can be called upon to resolve the situation.

Attendees will learn many of the same skills Crisis/Hostage negotiators use to de-escalate, build rapport, and move the subject agitation/crisis towards the rational communications that benefits everyone involved.

Attendees will also learn how to become more effective listeners which in turn will make individuals better officers, report takers, and overall better communicators. This can aid in the reduction of officer complaints and possibly in some instances even use of force issuies.

At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to do the following:

  • Understand what happens physiologically when subjects are agitated or in crisis.
  • Techniques that are effective in getting the subject to think and act rationally
  • Know how to develop and maintain rapport.
  • Employ active listening skills to deescalate the subject and work towards gaining compliance.
  • How to persuade individuals to cooperate without the use of force.
  • Move beyond basic verbal commands to actual problem solving dialog with persons in extreme crisis
  • Understand the steps needed to effect behavioral change.
  • Understand and recognize body language and facial expressions
  • Understand the benefits of listening and letting the subject “Tell their story”

Understand the potential benefits of slowing things down and using time to de-escalate

Dates: February 20-21, 2020

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Training Annex, 577 D St. Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: $325.00

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Lt. Mark Lowther (ret.)

Remarks: Register via the PATC website located here- https://www.patc.com/training/register.php?ID=16846

 

R2-144 CISIM Crisis Intervention-Nampa

Course Number:    R2-144

Description:  CISIM training – Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention

Crisis Intervention is acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training.   Crisis intervention is sometimes called “emotional first aid”.

Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum, this course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services for both the individual and for groups.

Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically Demobilizations, De-fusings and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed.

Program Highlights

  • Psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention
  • Resistance, resiliency, recovery continuum
  • Critical incident stress management
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Basic crisis communication techniques
  • Common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions
  • Putative and empirically-derived mechanisms
  • SAFER-Revised model
  • Suicide intervention
  • Relevant research findings
  • Large group crisis interventions
  • Small group crisis interventions
  • Adverse outcome associated with crisis intervention
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

Dates:   February 10th through 12th 2020

Time:    0800 – 1800

Credit Hours:   36

Location:

Nampa Police Department
Hugh Nichols Public Safety Building
820 2nd Street South
Nampa, Idaho 83651

Cost:   $225.00

Payable to:  Nampa Police Department

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

Deadline:

Instructor:   Ron Winegar, Deputy Chief Boise Police Department

Registration Details:  

E-mail Jason Cantrell at  mailto:cantrellj@cityofnampa.us or call 208-761-9182

 

Remarks:   Do not send registrations to POST

For additional information regarding the training facility or local accommodations, e-mail Jason Cantrell cantrellj@cityofnampa.us  or call 208-761-9182