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: June 21-25, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Location: Chubbuck Police Department, 5160 Yellowstone Ave., Chubbuck, ID 83202

Cost: $649.00

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


Instructor(s): Garry Graff, Iris Graff,

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://www.tritechtraining.com/062121-SIR.html download the printable forms and follow the registration directions.

Recommended hotel-

La Quinta Hotel
1440 Bench Roa
Pocatello, ID 83201

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.

R4 Crime Scene Investigation- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4114A

Course Description:

We provide extensive hands-on training to develop credible skills including analyzing major scenes, learning proper investigative process, managing and documenting, as well as collection procedures at crime scenes.

Dates: April 27-30, 2021

Times: 0800-1630

Credit Hours: 32 hours

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

Cost: $450.00

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


Instructor(s): Steven McGibbon

Remarks: To register, contact Cindy at 435-650-1079 or via email at cindy@mobilecsa.com

R4 UAS Response Technician I and II- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4123

Course Description:

Training Program Based on Real-World Experience

The UAS Response Technician certification program consists of two hands-on courses – UAS Response Technician I (16 hours) and UAS Response Technician II (24 hours). At the end of the two courses, students will complete a written and a practical exam to earn the UAS Response Technician certficate. The courses can be taken in the same week, or you can split them up to better fit your schedule.

The program is designed to take existing UAS pilots and create safe, effective, professional opeators prepared to work on incident scenes including major disasters. Coursework includes safety management systems, crew coordiantion, hands-on scenarios, and best practices for a variety of missions including search and rescue, law enforcement support, fire fighting, hazardous materials and damage assessment. Each course includes homework, teachback modules, and a course workbook.

The training curriculum and materials were developed by the profesionals at the Texas A & M Humanitarian Robotics and Artifical Intelligence Laboratory (HRAIL), the Center for Disaster Risk Policy, and the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR). This team of responders, researchers and educators have led the way in integrating UAS into emergency operations worldwide.

Duration:   16 Contact Hours
Delivery Method:   Classroom and Hands-On Scenario Based Flights

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize all Federal regulations regarding operation of UAS in the National Airspace System.
  • Distinguish the need for jurisdictional and organizational policies regarding the operation of unmanned systems for public safety and emergency management.
  • Identify the components and purpose of the Incident Command System as well as the Air Operations Branch at the incident and State levels.
  • Determine personal minimums in regards to risk, including drug and alcohol effects, weather, and mission requirements utilizing a PAVE checklist.
  • Analyze issues with and risks to UAS operations created by conditions such as terrain, weather, obstructions, manned aviation, and airspace classification.
  • Evaluate all conditions for a UAS flight and make an appropriate “go/no-go” decision.
  • Identify appropriate locations and conditions to conduct UAS operations based on launch/recovery needs, airspace and regulatory factors, obstructions, terrain, and weather.
  • Plan a UAS sortie to accomplish a specific set of mission parameters given available resources.
  • Perform safe and effective UAS operations as part of a designated UAS crew.

UAS Response Technician II

Duration:   24 Contact Hours
Delivery Method:   Classroom and Hands-On Scenario Based Flights

Learning Objectives

  • Identify typical payloads of UAS and methods for integration into the UAS environment, including maximum takeoff weight and the impacts of payload on flight characteristics.
  • Determine appropriate UAS airframes, payloads, and communication systems based on mission requirements and conditions such as weather, traffic density, and terrain.
  • Determine an effective communications plan to include two-way communication as well as monitoring for situational awareness.
  • Describe procedures for obtaining emergency authorization to fly in controlled airspace or other FAA restricted locations.
  • Formulate plans for multiple unmanned aircraft and crews to operate simultaneously over or near and incident scene.
  • Apply land navigation techniques and technology as well coordinate systems including United States National Grid (USNG) and latitude and longitude to identify, classify, and travel to locations on the ground.
  • Apply techniques to effectively operate and apply UAS in nighttime conditions.
  • Apply techniques to effectively operate a UAS in the following public safety mission types: damage assessment, route clearance, search and rescue, firefighting, law enforcement support, and surveillance/reconnaissance.

Dates: June 8-9, 2020 for Response Technician I, June 10-12, 2020 for Response Technician II

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16 hours for Response Technician I, 24 hours for Response Technician II (40 hours if taking both courses)

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

Cost: $700 if taking both classes

($450 for Response Technician I and $550 for Response Technician II- if taken separately)

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


Instructor(s): Florida State University Instructors, Justin Adams and Dave Merrick

Remarks: To register for this course, click the link- http://cdrp.net/uas-training-cal.php