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R4 Forensic Handwriting Examination- Blackfoot

Course Number: R4228L

Course Description:

This is a three day in depth training program that focuses on handwriting identification and forgery detection.

Dates: November 16-18, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 24

Location: Bingham County Sheriff’s Office Training Room, 501 N. Maple St., Blackfoot, ID 83221

Cost: $425.00

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Roy Fenoff

Remarks: To register for this course contact Bingham County Sheriff Detective Mike Marvin at 208-782-3064 or email at mmarvin@co.bingham.id.us Make checks payable to Roy Fenoff.

R4 Crime Scene Awareness for First Responders- Pocatello

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: April 27-29, 2022

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 Officer Involved Shooting/Death Investigations- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4228F

Course Description:

Two seasoned investigators and expert presenters deliver a mixture of lecture, facilitated discussion, and learning activities that include simulated interviews and the analysis of actual shooting videos.  The course is designed to provide an evolutionary leap in the competency of every investigator attending the course.

In today’s law enforcement world, an OIS or in-custody death not only affects the suspect, officers, and their families, but has the potential for sparking social unrest and violence–sometimes nationwide!  This single act can instantly change the relationship your agency and its officers have with the community you serve.  Only through an investigation that is highly competent and addresses all of the needs of every stakeholder can the integrity of the facts be trusted.  Every investigation into any shooting must be of the highest standard possible.  This course, packing more practical information into the three days of training than most courses do in five, helps you achieve that goal.

This cutting edge course provides investigators, command officers, administrators, prosecutors, and risk managers with the technical information needed to conduct thorough and objective OIS investigations.  The primary emphasis is on the identification and anticipation of critical investigative issues and preparation for addressing them.  Examples include sources of bias and the effects it can have on the agency’s standing and liability; how to deal with the proliferation of video evidence, whether obtained from private or official sources; whether to allow involved officers to view video before, during or after being interviewed; the legality and liability associated with the seizure of privately owned media; when interviews of involved officers should be conducted; and common controversies arising from interpretation errors and the human-factors science that properly explains them.

This course includes:

  • Understanding Stakeholders’ objective and subjective concerns in a country in flux.
  • Theories of police culpability versus science.
  • Avoiding bias in the investigation.
  • Criminal and administrative investigation bifurcation issues.
  • County-wide investigative team protocols.
  • Elements of lawful force.
  • Basic applied forensic human factors.
  • Excited delirium and in-custody death.
  • Understanding and analyzing video evidence.
  • Seizure of video and audio devices.
  • Understanding the basics of video forensics.
  • Special investigative steps.
  • Conducting effective interviews of involved officer(s).
  • Investigation of in-custody deaths.

By attending this practical course, you will deepen your understanding of the “big picture,” while at the same time increasing your ability to conduct a competent, legal investigation where the rights of all parties are upheld. This is a nuts-and-bolts course that provides you with advanced methods of getting the best investigation possible, an investigation that will withstand any scrutiny from any source in the future.

Dates: April 4-6, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 24

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

Cost: $595.00

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Lt. Paul Belli, and Sgt. Jeff Martin

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- http://www.cuttingedgetraining.org/Registration/38.aspx?seminar=227 or call 360-671-2007

R4 The Unbreakable Cop- Idaho Falls CANCELLED- TENTATIVE RESCHEDULE FOR 2022

Course Number: R4236

Course Description:

Having a problem isn’t the worst thing. The worst thing is having a problem and no plan to fix it…

There’s nothing easy about being a cop. The extremely high levels of negativity and the unrelenting pressure to perform perfectly make the job incredibly difficult. In normal times, it’s bad enough. Unfortunately, these are not normal times and as hard as it is to believe, it’s only gotten worse.

Sadly, it’s also clear that many politicians and other elected leaders are not going to go out of their way to protect you and your family. You’re going to have to do that yourself. You’re going to have to become unbreakable…

Attend this course and we’ll show you how to…

Make yourself unbreakable by learning, growing, and becoming stronger in the 7 Inner Strengths
Quickly determine which of the 4 Categories of Life you’re presently in and techniques to transition from a lower to a higher category
Self-determine the scope, direction, and length of your career by deciding your own self-worth instead of letting someone else do it
Implement routines and practices that keep you focused, on track, and moving forward each day…especially in difficult times
Utilize self-assessment tools to track, correct, and enhance your personal growth, happiness, and success
Enhance officer safety by practicing, perfecting, and maintaining a mindset of clarity and gratitude
Prevent negative and harmful thinking by scripting future reactions to specific behaviors
Overcome pain, fear, trauma, and resentment with passion, purpose, and action
Understand authentic love and the 3 simple steps to enrich any relationship
And so much more

Dates: September 29-30, 2021

Times: 0800-1530

Credit Hours: 15

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

Cost: $495.00

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Don Shomette

Remarks: Police departments that register 3 or more receive same number in free seats! Send 3, 4, 5, or more and get the same number in free seats!

To REGISTER online www.donshomette.com or call 540-577-7200

R4 Forensic Handwriting Examination Workshop- Blackfoot

Course Number: R4228L

Course Description:

This workshop reviews the key principles of document examination with special attention given to handwriting identification and forgery detection. The fundamental concepts and techniques of handwriting identification are thoroughly covered, and other aspects of document examination including ink analysis, paper analysis, and typewriter and computer generated fonts are briefly discussed. Because the course follows a systematic approach, upon completion, each student will be able to properly examine handwriting and forgery cases from start to finish.

Dates: November 16-18, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 24

Location: Bingham County Sheriff’s Office, 501 N. Maple. St., Blackfoot, ID 83221

Cost: $425.00

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Roy Fenoff

Remarks: To register for this course, contact Bingham CSO Detective Mike Marvin at 208-782-3064 or email at mmarvin@co.bingham.id.us

R4 Use of Force: Responses to Subject Resistance- Chubbuck

Course Number: R4161A

Course Description:

The use of force by an officer against a subject is one of the most controversial items in policing. Our comprehensive, one-day Use of Force Seminar is designed to provide officers of all ranks with the knowledge, skills and ability to understand the best-practices of our profession regarding this topic. Armed with this knowledge, officers can protect themselves, their supervisory staff, and their agency from civil litigation. For more information and to see who should attend, read the brief “Description” below.

Description

In this program, we will conduct an in-depth review of:

  • The Systems Approach to Use of Force
  • Use of Force, The Foundation – How case law has shaped our profession.
  • Controversial Topics & Best Practices: Chokeholds, Duty to Intervene, De-Escalation, & more
  • First-Line Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Middle Manager Responsibilities
  • Meaningful Review of Use of Force Incidents
  • Training Agency Personnel
  • Command Officer Responsibilities
  • And more…

Who Should Attend:

  • Patrol/Sheriff’s Officers
  • Field Training Officers
  • Union leaders & Representatives
  • Training Division Supervisors & Trainers
  • Use of Force Instructors
  • Defensive Tactics Instructors
  • Firearms Instructors & Range Masters
  • First-Line Supervisors
  • Middle Managers & Shift Commanders
  • Internal Affairs Investigators
  • Command Staff Personnel

Dates: November 16, 2021

Times: 0830-1630

Credit Hours: 7

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

Cost: $95.00

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Jim Harris, Allen Bloodgood

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://jharristraining.com/product/use-of-force-constitutional-response-to-a-subjects-resistance-one-day-seminar/

R4 Interdiction for the Protection of Children- Idaho Falls FREE

Course Number: R4210C

Course Description:

INTERDICTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN is designed to make patrol officers and investigators aware of the variety of resources available to assist them in establishing the status of a child who may be missing, exploited, or at risk of exploitation and what courses of action are immediately available.

Be able to establish the status of a child who may be abducted or endangered.

Know resources available to them and courses of action to take when encountering an endangered child.

Be able to identify research supported indicators of an endangered child and a high risk threat to children.

Know the type of questions that need to be asked for a victim centered approach.

Have a basic understanding of behavioral patterns of both suspects and victims.

Know how to articulate their findings that are supported through research.

Dates: November 9-10, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Ammon Field Office 3750 E Lincoln Rd. Ammon, Idaho 83401

Cost: FREE

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): TBD

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link-https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQeth0M8nOGyOZ9RPTnG5UeOdB_MU6LLGDZlT3_4VBm4iXQw/viewform

R4 Bloodstain Pattern Interpretation Familiarization- Rexburg

Course Number: R4280C

Course Description:

To familiarize detectives, crime scene investigators, & law enforcement personnel on the value of the bloodstains. Students participate in at least a dozen hands-on experiments to observe how blood behaves while in flight. Evidence is often overlooked or even disregarded at crime scenes where blood has been shed. (Accepted by the (IAI) International Association of Identification.)

Dates: September 20-24, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Location: Madison County Sheriff’s Office, 145 E. Main St., Rexburg, ID 83440

Cost: $450.00

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Steven McGibbon

Remarks: To register for this course, contact Steve at steve@mobilecsa.com or call 435-660-5853 or Cindy at cindy@mobilecsa.com or call 435-650-1079

R4 Blue Line Support Seminar- Idaho Falls FREE

SupervisionCourse Number: R4236

Course Description:

We have an amazing group of speakers with over 385 years of law enforcement experience (including four Medal of Valor recipients). Five of them have been shot in the line of duty.

We address the topics that are relevant to the world of law enforcement, with the sole purpose of encouraging the officer. The end result we hope for is the well-being of the officers, with the result that they can be the servant and protector the community needs.

SUICIDE PREVENTION

It is no secret that many active and retired officers have taken their life in the last few years. In 2019, over 230 officers (active and retired) did so. In 2020, that number is slightly above 150. Several officers on our team have contemplated suicide – and found a way out. You can go to our video section and listen to their testimony.

PTSD

PTSD has affected soldiers on the battlefield as well as the cops on the street. Several of our speakers have experienced this traumatic condition – but found a way out. Put simply, it is next to impossible to have a lengthy career as a police officer and not be affected by various scenes the officer witnesses. Five of our team members have been shot. Each recovered.

FAMILY LIFE

No one is sure just how many officers go through divorce. But we are sure of this: married life can be very stressful! Our team knows a thing or two about marriage. Combined, they have been married over 300 years. Some of our team members have also experienced the pain of divorce. Truth be told, married life has as much stress as police work (if not more!).

RESILIENCE

Resilience: the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties: mental toughness. These are absolute “musts” if one is to survive a police career. Some of our team members are “specialists” in this subject, and have shared their expertise with officers around the country in various training settings.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

We are convinced that involvement in the community in which the officer serves is an absolute must. That is not to say that we think the officer should live in his community. But it does mean that whatever community (“district”) the officer is assigned to is somewhere that he/she needs to serve wholeheartedly. Tyrone Dennis, former Atlanta Police Officer, did just that. Tyrone shares his story (and a few others do likewise). The goal is obvious: create good relations between police and community.

STRESS

This is a no-brainer! Lots of cops (and the rest of the word) are quite stressed these days. Some of those stressors can be removed: while others cannot – and must be confronted. We are convinced that the secret to dealing with stress is to become the kind of person that can withstand stress – and not be destroyed by it. There are stressors in life that will NEVER go away: but they need not destroy us.

VERBAL DE-ESCALATION

One of the greatest needs amongst law enforcement is improving their skills of verbal de-escalation. This is the one skill that an officer will use more than any other. Learning to stay calm, and helping others do likewise, is a priceless treasure. We want to share techniques that will help the officer do just that. One of our presenters (a Medal of Valor recipient) spent 32 years in the traffic division. He learned a thing or two about verbal de-escalation.

Dates: November 8-9, 2021

Times: 0800-1700 on Nov. 8, 0800-1230 on Nov. 9

Credit Hours: 12.5

Location: Watersprings Church 4250 S. 25th E., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: FREE to Law Enforcement. You may also register your spouse for free

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Tyrone Dennis, Chris Amos, Jimmy Meeks, Greg Stevens, Jonathan Hickory, Charles Love, Dan Phillips, Tim Rupp

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://www.thecorneliusproject.com/idaho-falls-idaho-november8-9-2021-monday-tuesday

R4 Search Warrant Major Case Investigation- Idaho Falls

 

Course Number: R4136

Course Description:

Course Objectives

This course is designed to teach police officers how to use search warrants as an effective tool in criminal investigations. Officers will learn how to articulate elements sufficient to establish probable cause, withstand suppression issues and decreasing potential for civil liability.

Writing search warrants can be very stressful for officers. This course will teach officers how to begin preparing search warrants in the early stages of an investigation. This preparation will help eliminate stress and allow officers to draft quick, detailed search warrants.

Officers will obtain training on utilizing information from confidential informants in search warrant preparations. This course will further explain the proper processes for signing up an informant, establishing their credibility and documentation in investigations.

Officers will be able to write thorough and flawless search warrants that can withstand the scrutiny of court proceedings. Upon completion of this course officers will be confident in their ability to prepare and safely execute professional search warrants.

Dates: October 13-14, 2021

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): Michael Haibleib

Remarks: To register for this course, click the link- https://www.patc.com/training/register.php?ID=18348

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