Use of Force for Instructors (Updated for 2021)- Meridian

Course Number: R2 161A

Course Description:

This is the POST Basic Academy Use of Force course, adapted for Idaho POST Certified High Liability Instructors and updated for 2021. The course will qualify for High Liability Endorsement instructor training hours.

The first day of class will focus on legal aspects of Use of Force, covering the following objectives:

  • Seizures under the 4th Amendment
  • Legal standards as applied to Graham v. Connor, Tennessee v. Garner, and other relevant case law
  • Deadly force and objective reasonableness
  • Legal issues related to intermediate weapons
  • Dealing with suspects’ due process rights
  • Understanding qualified immunity

The second day of class will address the practical aspects of using force. We will discuss the physiological changes which occur under high levels of stress, such as in a deadly force encounter.

  • Articulating use of force in accordance to constitutional standards
  • Overcoming unnecessary hesitation when using force
  • Identifying methods to overcoming hesitation
  • Human performance factors that impact use of force response

New material updated from the 2018 POST Use of Force instructor update courses:

  • Deadly Force Encounters, updated for 2021
  • Ambushes and unprovoked attacks, US Department of Justice 2019
  • Safety Priorities Decision Making matrix replacing the Priorities of Life matrix, NTOA 2018 Tactical Response and Operations Standards
  • Unintended consequences of improper commands issued during high stress situations- Why “Show me your hands!” is an improper and dangerous command
  • Science Based Learning
  • Shoot/No Shoot Decisions: The effect of muzzle-position (2020 University Colorado, Denver)

Dates: May 13-14, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

Location: POST Academy Classroom A, Meridian Campus, 700 S. Stratford, Meridian, ID

Cost: Free

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

Deadline: April 30, 2021 (midnight)

Instructor(s): Matt Bloodgood, Idaho POST Regional Training Specialist

Remarks: This course is open to current POST Certified Instructors, or prospective instructors, particularly those who intend to teach a high liability subject.

SEATING LIMITED TO 32 SEATS

R4 ARCON Defensive Tactics Instructor- Pocatello

Class Number: R4301

Description:

This is the new P.O.S.T. approved Defensive Tactics Instructor Course using the ARCON curriculum. This training course includes a test-in component, skill training, teach-back and a skills test-out component.

Attendees are expected to test out at 90% to pass this course. Upon completion of this course attendees should have the skills necessary to instruct others in the ARCON Defensive Tactics techniques.

Students accepted to attend this class must meet the following REQUIREMENTS prior to registration:

  • Completion of the Idaho POST Instructor Development class
  • Completion of a patrol based defensive tactics training or a AT/DT user course.

Not required but highly recommended:

  • Completion of the 2018-2019 POST Use of Force class (POST Academy updated training)
  • or the POST Human Performance class

Physical agility test-in requirements

Students unable to pass the physical agility test-in will not be allowed to continue in the class. A test in fee of $80.00 will be charged to their Agency.

100% Attendance is required for completion of this course.

Completion of this course is a requirement for the maintenance of a current Defensive Tactics endorsement or the issuance of a new Defensive Tactics endorsement.

CLASS ATTIRE

  • Loose fitting tactical pants
  • Gi pants
  • Short sleeve T-Shirt
  • Long Sleeve T-Shirt
  • (rash guard type also recommended)
  • Appropriate foot wear for use on wrestling mats

 

Dates: October 18-29, 2021

Time: 0800 – 1700

Credits: 80

Location: Idaho State Police District 5 Office, 5255 S. 5th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83204

Cost:  $600.00
Payable to Idaho POST
(Tuition does not include meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline: October 8, 2021

Instructors:

Master Instructor: Jed Lewis and Zac Bartschi

Instructors: Adjunct instructors may be added as needed.

Registration Details: Click the registration link below

Remarks:

R4 POST Firearms Instructor- Pocatello

Course Number: R4 306

Description:

BASIC HANDGUN INSTRUCTOR COURSE

This is the P.O.S.T. Approved BASIC HANDGUN INSTRUCTOR COURSE for LE personnel interested in becoming a P.O.S.T. Certified Firearms INSTRUCTOR.  Upon completion of this course attendees should have the skills necessary to instruct officers.  Completion of this course is required for the high liability endorsement required for P.O.S.T. Basic Handgun Instructor certification.

This course will cover the new curriculum changes made to the Firearms Instructor Program.  Participants will conduct presentations, pass performance skills testing, pass a written exam, and exit qualifications.  It is strongly recommended that students review the Instructor Development Course materials prior to attending this course as questions from the written Instructor Development Course training material will also be included in the tests.

Any Student with repeated safety violations will receive a failure.  Any failure in the course will result in removal from the class.

Registration PREREQUISITES, (not subject to waiver)

  • 3 YEARS Full-time law enforcement experience
  • Possess a current or previous POST Discipline Certification
    • i.e. Patrol, Detention, Corrections, etc.
  • Successful completion of POST 40 hour INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT
  • Perform 100% of the physical requirements of this course. Injured students will not be permitted to attend or complete the course.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS for all students

  • TEST IN with a qualifying score of at least 95% NO MISSES on the POST Firearms short course.
  • Maximum of 3 attempts to qualify at test in and test out. NOTE: THERE IS NO REMEDIAL TRAINING TIME IF YOU DO NOT QUALIFY WITHIN THE 3 CONSECUTIVE ATTEMPTS, YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE CLASS.
  • All test in failures will be dismissed from the class.
  • 100% Attendance is required for completion of this 40-hour course
  • The Firearms Instructor Student Pre-Course Checklist must be completed and turned into the Master Instructor at the beginning of the first day.
  • TEST OUT with successful completion of all performance and testing requirements.

Firearms_Instructor_Student_Information_Sheet

Firearms_Inst_Student_Pre-Course_Checklist

WRITTEN TEST INFORMATION– The written test will come from the student manual. Students attending this class must download the student manual prior to the class. Download the student manual here –Student Manual Link

There is no allowance for later make-up performance testing, or qualifications. If a student fails any portion of the performance or qualification testing- they fail the course. There will be no make-up written testing exams either. Failure to pass the written exam results in a failure of this course.

For test-in failures only your agency may be refunded for the remainder of the class, but will not be refunded for Day One.

For any other failure resulting in dismissal the full tuition cost will remain due; no refund or tuition rebate will be available.

This course DOES NOT cover shotgun.

Dates: June 7-11, 2021

Time: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

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

Cost:       $ 400.00                Payable to POST
(Tuition does not include meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline: Friday, May 28, 2021

POST Master Instructor:   Tim Dillon

POST Instructors:   Matt Bloodgood, Jeff Eldridge, Shane Manning

Registration Details: Click the registration link below

Remarks:

*Students will receive training in the application and use of a tourniquet.  Students will participate in drills applying the tourniquet to themselves and fellow students, so a training tourniquet instead of an operational one may be preferable, however, that is the students choice.

R4 Less Lethal Instructor Program (Defense Technology)- Idaho Falls

Course Number:R4309A

Course Description:

Our hallmark ICP Instructor Program provides the necessary training for a changing world. This course is comprised of four 8-hour instructor-level classes covering OC Aerosols, Impact Munitions, Chemical Munitions and Distraction Device® Munitions. The student will acquire instructor-level knowledge of Defense Technology® products, both technically and tactically, along with the skills necessary to conduct in-service training.

Day One- OC Aerosol Projectors Instructor Program

Day Two- Less Lethal Impact Munitions (LLIM) Instructor Program

Day Three- Chemical Munitions (CHEM) Instructor Program

Day Four- Distraction Device Munitions (DD) Instructor Program

Each of the four class modules focuses on a different subject and includes a half day of lecture-based studies followed by a half day in the field for deployment drills. Unique to this class are the state-of-the-art deployment tactics that come direct from the manufacturer of the products used. In each topic, students will receive a CD containing presentation materials and videos to be utilized by the student for training in their own departments.

Course Benefits

This course is conducted by real-world professionals with strong operational and applied experience in their respective fields. Upon completion of the course and successfully passing the final exam, the student is authorized to provide in-service training to their agency in specific areas for three years from the testing date.

COURSE PREREQUISITES-

Each attendee must be in good physical condition and able to perform the practical exercises associated with tactical applications with these produts. The Defense Technology Training Academy trains only sworn law enforcement officers, correctional personnel, state-licenses security personnel (OC Only), or active military personnel.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT-

Ear and eye protection

Body armor required for LLIM, CHEM, and DD programs

Duty gear normally used when deploying less lethal products

Flame-resistant gloves

Gas Mask

37mm/40mm gas launcher

Weather appropriate clothing

Water

Dates: June 8-11, 2021 DAY ONE AND TWO ARE FULL, 8 SEATS LEFT FOR DAY THREE AND DAY FOUR (3/30/21)

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

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

This course is being co-hosted between the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office and the Idaho Falls Police Department

Cost: $895.00

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): TBD

Remarks:

All students can register by visiting the websites listed below and clicking on the appropriate link:

If students already have a PoliceOne profile, click here to register: 

https://olt.defense-technology.policeoneacademy.com/

If you DO NOT have a PoliceOne profile and are a new registrant, click here: 

https://olt.defense-technology.policeoneacademy.com/registration/#register

Recommended hotel- Hampton Inn, 208-523-1400

R4-309 Instructor Development- Pocatello

Course Number: R4 309

Description:

This class is required for any person who wishes to become a POST certified instructor.

The new course curriculum covers adult learning, building thinking skills in students, para-language, assessing student understanding of class material, and writing lesson plans. Each Student will be videotaped for self-evaluation.

All registration applications will be vetted by POST for approval to attend this training. Once an applicant has been vetted, an e-mail will be sent to the applicant confirming registration and providing the links necessary for completing the pre-requisite course.

It is vital that the applicant provide a valid and correct e-mail address on the on-line registration form.

 

Pre-requisites for attendance:

      • Must be employed with an Idaho Law Enforcement Agency
      • Completion of the required on-line training prior to class start date

NOTE:

POST has changed the policy requiring 3 years of LE experience to attend the Instructor Development class. However the following registration priority policy will be followed:

All applicants with three (3) years of LE experience and/or POST certification will have registration priority over any applicant with less than three (3) years LE experience regardless of when the registration was received.

If the LE experience is with an agency out of state the following documentation is required:

      • a copy of your previous POST record which shows years of service
      • or a letter from the previous Agency Head (on Agency letterhead) verifying years of service including the hire date and separation date

Any registration request that does not meet the 3 year minimum LE experience or does not have a POST certification will be placed on a waiting list to be registered on the registration closing date if seats remain available.

 

Participants are required to bring to this class certain equipment and presentations:

  • A laptop or other electronic media device with a USB port.
  • The Instructor development manual either as a hard copy or downloaded on a media device
  • A device equipped to video record a 2-3 minute presentation for self-evaluation (i.e. camera, iPhone, iPad etc)
  • Materials needed for your classroom presentation

Please note that POST will no longer provide printed classroom manuals to participants in this course. It is the participants responsibility to download the class instruction sheet and classroom manual, links are provided throughout this announcement.

COURSE MATERIALS DOWNLOAD LINKS ARE SHOWN BELOW.

Course Pre-read Download

Classroom Handouts

Class Information and the Instructor Development classroom Manual


Dates:  April 26-30, 2021

Time:    0800-1700

Credit Hours:   40

Location:   

Pocatello Police Department
Training Room,
911 North 7th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83202

 Cost:     $ 300.00       Payable to Idaho POST
          (Tuition does not include meals, travel, and/or lodging)


Deadline:
registration will close April 16, 2021
NOTE CLASSES FILL QUICKLY – this class is limited to 24 participants.

 

Lead Instructor:  Stephanie Harris

Instructors:     Brian Harris, Jason Hendrian, Chris Hendry

POST Coordinator:   Matt Bloodgood

Registration Details: Use the REGISTRATION LINK provided below.

Remarks:

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE VETTED BY POST before registration is completed.

PARTICIPANTS MUST DOWNLOAD THE COURSE MATERIALS, LINKS ARE PROVIDED THROUGHOUT THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

Once vetted for attendance the PARTICIPANT MUST COMPLETE THE PRE-REQUISITE COURSE WORK PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF CLASS. The LINK FOR THE PRE-COURSE WORK will be sent by e-mail to the student after the registration has been approved.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS AND MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE DURING THIS CLASS.

R3 Instructor Development Kimberly

Course Number: R3-309

Description:  Instructor Development – Kimberly

This class is required for any person who wishes to become a POST certified instructor.

The new course curriculum covers adult learning, building thinking skills in students, para-language, assessing student understanding of class material, and writing lesson plans. Each Student will be videotaped for self-evaluation.

All registration applications will be vetted by POST for approval to attend this training. Once an applicant has been vetted, an e-mail will be sent to the applicant confirming registration and providing the links necessary for completing the pre-requisite course.

It is vital that the applicant provide a valid and correct e-mail address on the on-line registration form.

Pre-requisites for attendance:

    • Must be employed with an Idaho Law Enforcement Agency
    • Completion of the required on-line training prior to class start date

NOTE:

POST has changed the policy requiring 3 years of LE experience to attend the Instructor Development class. However the following registration priority policy will be followed:

All applicants with three (3) years of LE experience and/or POST certification will have registration priority over any applicant with less than three (3) years LE experience regardless of when the registration was received.

If the LE experience is with an agency out of state the following documentation is required:

    • a copy of your previous POST record which shows years of service
    • or a letter from the previous Agency Head (on Agency letterhead) verifying years of service including the hire date and separation date

Any registration request that does not meet the 3 year minimum LE experience or does not have a POST certification will be placed on a waiting list to be registered on the registration closing date if seats remain available.

Participants are required to bring to class certain equipment and presentations:

  • A laptop or other electronic media device with a USB port.
  • The Instructor development manual either as a hard copy or downloaded on a media device
  • A device equipped to video record a 2-3 minute presentation for self-evaluation (i.e. camera, iPhone, iPad etc)
  • Materials needed for your classroom presentation

Please note that POST will no longer provide printed classroom manuals to participants in this course. It is the participants responsibility to download the class instruction sheet and classroom manual, links are provided throughout this announcement.

COURSE MATERIALS DOWNLOAD LINKS ARE SHOWN BELOW.

Course Pre-read Download

Classroom Handouts

Class Information and the Instructor Development classroom Manual


Dates:  April 26 – 30, 2021

Time:    0800-1700

Credit Hours:   40

Location: 

Rock Creek Fire Department
District Office Classroom
1559 Main Street North
Kimberly,  Idaho  83314


Cost:        $ 300.00    Payable to Idaho POST

                 (Tuition does not include meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline: April 12, 2021  NOTE CLASSES FILL QUICKLY – limited to 24 participants.

Master Instructor :    Jeff McEwen, Rupert PD 

Instructors:

Sgt. Keith Thompson , Idaho State Police
Chief Dan Hall, Jerome PD

POST Coordinator:    John Lamm, POST Region 3 Training Coodinator

Registration Details: Use the REGISTRATION LINK provided below.

Remarks:

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE VETTED BY POST before registration is completed.

PARTICIPANTS MUST DOWNLOAD THE COURSE MATERIALS, LINKS ARE PROVIDED THROUGHOUT THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

Once vetted for attendance PARTICIPANTS MUST COMPLETE THE PRE-REQUISITE COURSE WORK PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF CLASS.
The LINK FOR THE PRE-COURSE WORK will be sent by e-mail to the student after vetting.

For information regarding the training facility or local accommodations contact
John Lamm,  Region 3 Training Coordinator at john.lamm@post.idaho.gov.

R1 Defensive Tactics ARCON Instructor – Dalton Gardens

Class Number:   R1 301E

Description:  Defensive Tactics ARCON Instructor

This is the new P.O.S.T. approved Defensive Tactics Instructor Course using the ARCON curriculum. This training course includes a test-in component, skill training, teach-back and a skills test-out component.

Attendees are expected to test out at 90% to pass this course. Upon completion of this course attendees should have the skills necessary to instruct others in the ARCON Defensive Tactics techniques.

Students accepted to attend this class must meet the following REQUIREMENTS prior to registration:

  • Completion of the Idaho POST Instructor Development class
  • Completion of a patrol based defensive tactics training or a AT/DT user course.

Not required but highly recommended:

  • Completion of the 2018-2019 POST Use of Force class (POST Academy updated training)
  • or the POST Human Performance class

Physical agility test-in requirements

Students unable to pass the physical agility test-in will not be allowed to continue in the class. A test in fee of $80.00 will be charged to their Agency.

100% Attendance is required for completion of this course.

Completion of this course is a requirement for the maintenance of a current Defensive Tactics endorsement or the issuance of a new Defensive Tactics endorsement.

CLASS ATTIRE

  • Loose fitting tactical pants
  • GI pants
  • Short sleeve T-Shirt
  • Long Sleeve T-Shirt
  • (rash guard type also recommended)
  • Appropriate foot wear for use on wrestling mats

Dates:  June 14 – 25, 2021

Time: 0800 – 1700

Credits: 80

Location:

Iron Lion Academy
7352 N.  Government Way ,Ste F
Dalton Gardens, ID 83815

 

Cost:  $600.00    Payable to Idaho POST
(Tuition does not include meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Master Instructor:     Jeff Walther, CDA PD

Instructors:  

Jon Cantrell, CDA PD
Reid Hazelbaker, Latah CSO,
Derek Cleveland, NIC

Training Coordinator:  Mark Gidney Region 1

Registration  online

Remarks:

R1 306 POST Firearms Instructor

Course Number: R1 306

Description:  BASIC FIREARMS (Handgun only) INSTRUCTOR COURSE

This is the P.O.S.T. Approved BASIC FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR COURSE for LE personnel interested in becoming a P.O.S.T. Certified Firearms INSTRUCTOR.  Upon completion of this course attendees should have the skills necessary to instruct officers.  Completion of this course is required for the high liability endorsement required for P.O.S.T. Basic Handgun Instructor certification.

This course will cover the new curriculum changes made to the Firearms Instructor Program.  Participants will conduct presentations, pass performance skills testing, pass a written exam, and exit qualifications.  It is strongly recommended that students review the Instructor Development Course materials prior to attending this course as questions from the written Instructor Development Course training material will also be included in the tests.

NOTE: THERE IS NO REMEDIAL TRAINING TIME.

Any Student with repeated safety violations will receive a failure.  Any failure in the course will result in removal from the class.

Registration PREREQUISITES, (not subject to waiver)

  • 3 YEARS Full-time law enforcement experience
  • Possess a current or previous POST Discipline Certification
    • i.e. Patrol, Detention, Corrections, etc.
  • Successful completion of POST 40 hour INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT
  • Perform 100% of the physical requirements of this course. Injured students will not be permitted to attend or complete the course.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS for all students

  • TEST IN with a qualifying score of at least 95% NO MISSES on the POST Firearms short course.
  • Maximum of 3 attempts to qualify at test in and test out.
  • All test in failures will be dismissed from the class.
  • 100% Attendance is required for completion of this 40-hour course
  • TEST OUT with successful completion of the written exam and exit qualifications.

WRITTEN TEST INFORMATION– The written test will come from the student manual. Students attending this class must download the student manual prior to the class. Download the student manual here –Student Manual Link

There is no allowance for later make-up qualification attempts on the exit qualification. If a student fails the exit qualification- they fail the course. There will be no make-up written testing exams either. Failure to pass the written exam results in a failure of this course.

For test-in failures only there will be an $ 80.00 fee assessed for costs related to the first day. If the course tuition invoice has been paid, a tuition credit less the $80.00 fee will be issued.

For any other failure resulting in dismissal the full tuition cost will remain due; no refund or tuition rebate will be available.

This course DOES NOT cover shotgun. Shotgun instructor training is provided through the new POST Shotgun Instructor Course, which is a separate 3 day course.

 

Dates:  March 15-19, 2021

Time:    0800-1700

Credit Hours:    40

Location:

Coeur d’Alene Police Department
3818 Schreiber Way
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho  83814

 

Cost:       $ 400.00                Payable to Idaho POST
            (Tuition does not include meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:   March 7, 2021 at 11:30 PM

Master Instructor:      Steve Harris,  CDA Retd

Instructors:   

   Johann Schmitz    Coeur d’Alene PD
Justin Scotch          Idaho State Police

Registration : Use the REGISTRATION LINK provided below.

Remarks:

Students will be expected to dress in clothing appropriate for weather conditions.

  • Range clothing should be suitable for carrying extra ammunition.
  • Clothing should be suitable for tactical movement.
  • Knee pads are recommended but not required.
  • Shorts are not allowed.

Students will be required to bring the following:

  • Eye and ear protection
  • Ballistic Vest
  • a tourniquet*
  • Appropriate clothing for various weather conditions (rain, cold, etc.)
  • A billed cap of some type
  • Duty leather, holster, magazine pouches
  • Duty handgun and a minimum of 4 magazines
  • 1,500 rounds of practice ammunition for duty weapon
  • Duty flashlight
  • 3 ring binder, note taking materials and a black felt tip marker

*Students will receive training in the application and use of a tourniquet.  Students will participate in drills applying the tourniquet to themselves and fellow students, so a training tourniquet instead of an operational one may be preferable, however, that is the students choice.

R4-309 Instructor Development- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4 309

Description:

This class is required for any person who wishes to become a POST certified instructor.

The new course curriculum covers adult learning, building thinking skills in students, para-language, assessing student understanding of class material, and writing lesson plans. Each Student will be videotaped for self-evaluation.

All registration applications will be vetted by POST for approval to attend this training. Once an applicant has been vetted, an e-mail will be sent to the applicant confirming registration and providing the links necessary for completing the pre-requisite course.

It is vital that the applicant provide a valid and correct e-mail address on the on-line registration form.

 

Pre-requisites for attendance:

      • Must be employed with an Idaho Law Enforcement Agency
      • Completion of the required on-line training prior to class start date

NOTE:

POST has changed the policy requiring 3 years of LE experience to attend the Instructor Development class. However the following registration priority policy will be followed:

All applicants with three (3) years of LE experience and/or POST certification will have registration priority over any applicant with less than three (3) years LE experience regardless of when the registration was received.

If the LE experience is with an agency out of state the following documentation is required:

      • a copy of your previous POST record which shows years of service
      • or a letter from the previous Agency Head (on Agency letterhead) verifying years of service including the hire date and separation date

Any registration request that does not meet the 3 year minimum LE experience or does not have a POST certification will be placed on a waiting list to be registered on the registration closing date if seats remain available.

 

Participants are required to bring to this class certain equipment and presentations:

  • A laptop or other electronic media device with a USB port.
  • The Instructor development manual either as a hard copy or downloaded on a media device
  • A device equipped to video record a 2-3 minute presentation for self-evaluation (i.e. camera, iPhone, iPad etc)
  • Materials needed for your classroom presentation

Please note that POST will no longer provide printed classroom manuals to participants in this course. It is the participants responsibility to download the class instruction sheet and classroom manual, links are provided throughout this announcement.

COURSE MATERIALS DOWNLOAD LINKS ARE SHOWN BELOW.

Course Pre-read Download

Classroom Handouts

Class Information and the Instructor Development classroom Manual


Dates:  October 25-29, 2021

Time:    0800-1700

Credit Hours:   40

Location:   

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

 

 Cost:     $ 300.00       Payable to Idaho POST
          (Tuition does not include meals, travel, and/or lodging)


Deadline:
registration will close October 8, 2021
NOTE CLASSES FILL QUICKLY – this class is limited to 24 participants.

 

Lead Instructor:  Jason Hendrian

Instructors:     TBD

POST Coordinator:   Matt Bloodgood

Registration Details: Use the REGISTRATION LINK provided below.

Remarks:

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE VETTED BY POST before registration is completed.

PARTICIPANTS MUST DOWNLOAD THE COURSE MATERIALS, LINKS ARE PROVIDED THROUGHOUT THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

Once vetted for attendance the PARTICIPANT MUST COMPLETE THE PRE-REQUISITE COURSE WORK PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF CLASS. The LINK FOR THE PRE-COURSE WORK will be sent by e-mail to the student after the registration has been approved.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS AND MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE DURING THIS CLASS.

R4 Use of Force for Instructors (Updated for 2021)- Chubbuck

Course Number: R4161A

Course Description:

This is the POST Basic Academy Use of Force course, adapted for Idaho POST Certified High Liability Instructors and updated for 2021. The course will qualify for High Liability Endorsement instructor training hours.

The first day of class will focus on legal aspects of Use of Force, covering the following objectives:

  • Seizures under the 4th Amendment
  • Legal standards as applied to Graham v. Connor, Tennessee v. Garner, and other relevant case law
  • Deadly force and objective reasonableness
  • Legal issues related to intermediate weapons
  • Dealing with suspects’ due process rights
  • Understanding qualified immunity

The second day of class will address the practical aspects of using force. We will discuss the physiological changes which occur under high levels of stress, such as in a deadly force encounter.

  • Articulating use of force in accordance to constitutional standards
  • Overcoming unnecessary hesitation when using force
  • Identifying methods to overcoming hesitation
  • Human performance factors that impact use of force response

New material updated from the 2018 POST Use of Force instructor update courses:

  • Deadly Force Encounters, updated for 2021
  • Ambushes and unprovoked attacks, US Department of Justice 2019
  • Safety Priorities Decision Making matrix replacing the Priorities of Life matrix, NTOA 2018 Tactical Response and Operations Standards
  • Unintended consequences of improper commands issued during high stress situations- Why “Show me your hands!” is an improper and dangerous command
  • Science Based Learning
  • Shoot/No Shoot Decisions: The effect of muzzle-position (2020 University Colorado, Denver)

Dates: May 3-4, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

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

Cost: Free

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

Deadline: April 26, 2021 (midnight)

Instructor(s): Matt Bloodgood, Idaho POST Regional Training Specialist

Remarks: This course is open to current POST Certified Instructors, or prospective instructors, particularly those who intend to teach a high liability subject.

SEATING LIMITED TO 35 SEATS