R4 OODA Loop Based Officer Survival – Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4 111C

Description: OODA Loop Based Officer Survival

NOTICE: BCSO will be implementing social distancing and decontamination procedures as part of this class. Students will be required to use hand sanitizer (provided) during the class, and throughout the training day(s).

Our two day O.O.D.A. Loop based Officer Survival seminar is specifically crafted to help train and make safer, more effective
officers while providing the best possible information that all officers and trainers need to know. This course combines advanced
up to date street tactics and training techniques for improved performance in today’s most deadly situations with an in depth
performance based knowledge of:

  • How the O.O.D.A. Loop works, both for and against officers and how to use it to your advantage.
  • How to maximize your work, training and personal mindset for survival.
  • How to build better physical training programs to increase officers’ odds in a critical incident.
Course Goals include:

  • Take a new look at your officer survival, both on and off duty.
  • Learn common factors associated with officers down in the line of duty and understand the realities of officers down in the
    line of duty.
  • Learn how to recognize and decipher danger signs and signs of concealed weapons, including previously unrecognized
  • Learn how to maximize your physical survival skills as a law enforcement officer.
  • Learn how to gain the mental and physical advantage over your adversaries.
  • Learn how to improve your odds of success in today’s most deadly encounters.
  • Learn how to control stress, fear and anxiety,  prior to, during and after high stress situations.
  • and much more...

Topics of Discussion Include:

  • Officers Down in the Line of Duty
  • Important Case Laws
  • Winning Mindset – I will Live and be Victorious
  • Felonious Assaults on Law Enforcement
  • The Ins and Outs of the O.O.D.A. Loop
  • Officer and Suspect Mindsets and Behaviors
  • Indicators of Concealed Weapons
  • Survival Tactics for Ambushes, Suspicious Persons, Pursuits, Traffic Stops and Arrest Situations
  • Training and Long Term Memory Encoding for Success while Preventing Training Scars
  • Failing to Train and Training to Fail
  • What it’s Like to be Shot
  • Tips for Bulletproofing your Reports and more..

Required Gear: Pen or Pencil, Good Attitude (classroom based seminar)

Dates: June 1-2, 2020

Time: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Ammon Field Office, 3750 E. Lincoln Rd. Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: $249.00

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


Instructors: TBD

Registration Details: Register at Rally Point Training here- https://rallypointtraining.com/calendar.html


R4 Pursuit Decision-Making – Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4 124

Description:   Pursuit Decision-Making – Idaho Falls

Police vehicle pursuits are dangerous.  Statistically, the longer the offender is pursued, the more likely that pursuit is going to end in tragedy.  This is an all too common scenario:  a violator fails to stop when you attempt to pull him over for expired tags, or for perhaps rolling a stop sign.  He elects to attempt to elude you at high speeds through a residential or urban area.  In the blink of an eye, there is a uninvolved motorist’s vehicle in the roadway.  Suddenly there is a cloud of dust and smoke, car parts are floating in the air, and someone’s life just changed forever…too often their life just ended.  You, the peace officer, soon become a civil defendant, and your agency is, of course, named in the suit.  You will be asked to justify your actions in this pursuit, from beginning to end.  If you cannot articulate why you initiated and continued the pursuit, and what the need was to apprehend the violator, you may be found liable.  Articulating your force response at the terminus is also required, since approximately half of the arrests of evading offenders involve force.

Every police pursuit policy contains a “risk versus benefit” formula (the risk of the pursuit versus the immediate need to apprehend the fleeing violator).  This course emphasizes HOW TO ARTICULATE YOUR DECISIONS following the pursuit of a violator.   It also discusses how to comply with the requirements of your agency pursuit policy through liability mitigation strategies and defensible safety conscious tactics.  Participants explore past and current attitudes, and practices of law enforcement in addressing vehicle pursuits.  Through examination of the latest research on the topic, participants learn why suspects flee, why officers feel compelled to pursue, and the pressures on both officers and field supervisors to monitor and control pursuits.  The emphasis of the course is to provide the officer, police supervisor, or manager with vital information required for making “defensible,” rapid decisions in the field.  These decisions will be based on legal and moral criteria, including the importance of safety to everyone involved in the pursuit.

This pursuit course was developed with the input and assistance of the top police civil defense attorneys and police risk managers in the nation–people who work full-time to defend officers in court against allegations of constitutional misconduct by officers.  CUTTING EDGE TRAINING, LLC, asked them a simple question:

What do you want your defendant police officer, supervisor, and manager to know before he or she takes the stand following a pursuit tragedy?

  • IN STATE COURT:  for negligence issues arising from policy violations.
  • IN FEDERAL COURT:  against allegations of civil rights deprivations for any force response during the pursuit or while apprehending a subject.

This is the information the professionals who defend you want you to know before you turn on your emergency lights and siren!

Course Content:

  • Introduction to Pursuit Issues
  • Pressures in Pursuit Decision Making
  • Pursuit Myth versus Reality
  • Articulating Your Pursuit Decisions
  • Pursuit Dynamics Decision-making
  • Adopting a Defensible “Personal Pursuit Policy”
  • Defensible Tactics at the Pursuit Terminus

Dates: September 14, 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)


Instructors: George Williams

Registration Details: Register at Cutting Edge Training here- http://www.cuttingedgetraining.org/Registration/38.aspx?seminar=253