R4 Reid Technique Investigative Interviewing & Advanced Interrogation- CANCELLED

Course Number: R4227

Course Description:

Learn How To:

  • Interpret verbal and non-verbal behavior to assess the credibility of a victim, witness or suspect’s statements
  • How to use behavior provoking questions in the interview process
    • Develop interrogation strategies
    • Develop themes (persuasive statements)
    • Develop the alternative question to elicit the first admission
    • Handle the more defiant subject and ‘overcome objections’; address the subject’s fears; move past the subject’s denials and motivate the subject to want to tell the truth

Training Manual Includes:

A comprehensive outline filled with detailed information that will serve as an excellent follow up to the training program.


Times: 0700-1500

Credit Hours: 24

Location: Bannock County Sheriff’s Office, 5800 S. 5th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83204

Cost: $600.00 per person

GSA rates available for Federal Employees

Register NOW for special pricing

Register before May 21, 2022 and receive $50 off per person off the regular course fee when using the discount code Early$50 during registration.

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


Instructor(s): TBD

Remarks: Register on-line at www.reid.com



Contact Julie Rock

Phone 855-479-3959

Email  jrock@reid.com

Money Back Guarantee:  We are confident in the exceptionally high quality of our training and offer a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE if you are not completely satisfied.


R4 Behavioral Interviewing- Pocatello FREE

Course Number: R4227A

Course Description:

Behavioral interviewing process.

Dates: June 28, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8

Location: Pocatello Police Department Training Room, 911 N. 7th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83201


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

Deadline: June 20, 2022

Instructor(s): Michael Ballard, PhD., Pocatello PD

Remarks: To register for this course, contact Jene Purman via 208-234-6129 or jpurman@pocatello.us to register for the course.

R4 Introduction to ICAC Training: 101- Idaho Falls FREE

Course Number: R4110B

Course Description:

This training is designed as an introductory training to provide the attendees with information, resources, and tools they can apply to investigations involving technology-facilitated crimes, with an emphasis on Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC).

Introduction to Tech Crimes

• Cybertips
• IP Addresses and File Hashing
• Seizing Electronic Evidence
• Collaborating Investigations
• Interviewing Suspects
• Patrol Response to Internet Crimes Against Children
• ICAC Standards and Mental Health
• Legal

Prerequisite: Current sworn Idaho Law Enforcement Officers or current Idaho Prosecutors

Dates: September 20-22, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 24

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

Cost: FREE Training

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

Deadline: August 20, 2022

Instructor(s): ICAC/DOJ Instructors

Remarks: To register for this course, click the link- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-icac-101-idaho-falls-registration-324335063907

R4 Developing “Next Level” Middle Managers- Chubbuck

Course Number: R4700

Course Description:

Middle managers face many challenges in their role. Learning to follow the vision of Chief/Director, managing their role in the middle of the organization, maintaining supervisory control over their direct reports and assisting with building momentum for the future are all essential aspects necessary to succeed. This three-day program will review the critical areas for those getting ready for the transition to middle management as well as for seasoned managers seeking continuing education and leadership training. Middle-management leaders will learn the most up-to-date trends in leading, documenting, budgeting, commanding, and strategic thinking.

Day 1:

  • Orientation & Introductions
  • Effective Communication from the Middle (Boss, Peers & Team)
  • Delegation &  Time Management
  • Policy, Ethics & Internal Affairs
  • Developing a Winning Media Relations Strategy

Day 2:

  • Situational Leadership
  • Supervising your Supervisors
  • Maintaining & Promoting Agency Standards
  • Workforce Analysis & Proper Deployment of Resources
  • Progressive Training for Organizational Effectiveness

Day 3:

  • Common Workplace Harassment Issues
  • Basics of Budgeting, Purchase & Finance
  • Incident Action Planning
  • Afternoon IAP Exercise

Dates: November 2-4, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 24

Location: Chubbuck City Hall, 291 E. Linden Dr., Chubbuck, ID 83202

Cost: $395

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


Instructor(s): Jim Harris

Remarks: To register for this course, click the link- https://jharristraining.com/product/command-series-level-2-developing-middle-managers/

R4 Investigator Interview & Interrogation- Chubbuck

Course Number: R4227

Course Description:

This investigator training class specifically covers interview and interrogation techniques for Law Enforcement Officers and Investigators; featuring hands-on, experiential, proven interrogation techniques.  Upon completion of this course, officers will be able to:

  • Properly plan and prepare for an interview/interrogation
  • Enhance rapport-building
  • Assess subject types
  • Understand and assess deceptive behavior
  • Understand and properly use questions
  • Conduct free-format, cognitive, and elimination interviews
  • Proactively prevent false confessions and admissions
  • And much more…

Topics presented include:

  1. Predictable Human Behavior
  2. Gestures and Proxemics
  3. The Psychology of Deception
  4. Utilizing Polygraphs & C.V.S.A.
  5. Free-Format, Cognitive, and Elimination Interviews
  6. The 10-Step Plan to Successful Interrogations
  7. Practical, Hands-on Applications of Techniques
  8. And much more!

Small group activities and discussions highlight knowledge and application of techniques.

Who Should Attend:  Investigators, detectives, officers, agents, and supervisory personnel who are responsible for conducting or overseeing criminal interviews and interrogations of victims, witnesses, and suspects– especially where suspect custody has attached.

Dates: October 3-7, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Location: Chubbuck City Hall, 290 E. Lindon, Chubbuck, ID

Cost: $499

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


Instructor(s): Lieutenant Jason Woodard, Sparks Police Department

Remarks: For questions, or more information, contact Jason Woodard’s cell 775-240-1938; email thehumancaliber@gmail.com

Register at the website www.getconfessions.com.

Local contact Sgt. Shane Manning at 208-237-7172 or email at smanning@cityofchubbuck.us

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.


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)


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 CANCELLED

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.


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)


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

R2 – Basic Polygraph Examiner Course

Course Number: 227B

Course Description:

This 10-week course is fully accredited by the American Polygraph Association. Teaching new Zone Comparison formats, ESS scoring, how to use computer algorithms, as well as all accredited polygraph techniques. Well-rounded instruction for both screening and specific issue testing. Forty hours of interview and interrogation training is included in our Basic Examiner Course. One-year Quality Control support for our students following training

Polygraph Institute flyer April 4 – June 10 2022

Dates: April 4 – June 10, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 400


Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Entrance 3
7200 Barrister Dr
Boise, ID 83704

Cost: $5,500 Payable To: The Polygraph Institute 

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

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Registration Details: www.thepolygraphinstitute.com

Instructor(s): Chip Morgan 

Remarks: Facility Contact and Hotel information: Cydney Shubin, 208-577-3563 or cshubin@adacounty.id.gov

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)



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)


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)


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