R2 304 POST EVOC Instructor Rescheduled

Course Number:    R2  304

Description:  Rescheduled EVOC

This is the new P.O.S.T. Approved Emergency Vehicle Operations INSTRUCTOR COURSE for Officers interested in obtaining an EVOC INSTRUCTOR ENDORSEMENT.  Upon completion of this course attendees should have the skills necessary to instruct others in the use and operation of emergency vehicles.

Applicants wishing to attend the EVOC Instructor course must test in with a minimum score of 80% on the written Basic EVOC Test and a passing grade on the the Driving course. The test-in will be administered on the first day of the course.

Students unable to pass these entry tests will be dismissed from the class and their agencies will be assessed a testing fee in lieu of the course tuition.

(1) EVOC (2) EVOC (3) EVOC (4) EVOC Study Guide

POST no longer provides printed materials such as classroom manuals or copies of instructor manuals. All Students must bring a laptop and a thumb drive to this class.

Pre-requisites at the time of registration:

  • 3 years full-time law enforcement experience
  • Possess a current POST discipline certification (ie. Patrol, Detention, etc.)
  • Completion of the POST 40 hr Instructor Development Course

Dates:    SEPTEMBER   21 – 26, 2020     Monday thru Saturday

Time:      0800-1900

Credit Hours:  60


Idaho Post Academy
700 South Stratford Drive
Meridian, Idaho 

Cost:         $1300.00

  Payable to Idaho POST
(Tuition does not include meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:     Register early. This class is limited to 24 participants.


EVOC Master Instructor:
Don Clough
Greg Black
Al Thompson

POST Instructors:
Chuck Albanese
Larry Moore

POST Coordinator:
Jeff Sklar

Registration Details: Use the REGISTRATION LINK provided below.


For dorm room reservations please contact Tammy Kelly (208) 884-7292 or tamara.kelly@post.idaho.gov

For cafeteria information please call (208) 884-7287.

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