R4 Blue to Gold Training Bulletproof Report Writing- Chubbuck

Course Number: R4141

Course Description:

The goal of Bulletproof Report Writing is to teach experienced police officers solid fundamentals that will help them write defensible police reports. Additionally, officers need the skills to write a report that will allow prosecutors to charge defendants without asking for follow-up information. Law enforcement officers need to know how to be fully prepared to not only answer the direct questions asked by the prosecutor, but also answer the cross-examination questions by the defense attorney and know how to respond to impeachment attempts.

Topics Covered/Overview

Goal

To teach students how to write a police report that causes the reader to believe that your actions were reasonable, appropriate, and defensible.

Outcome

Students who complete the course will:

  • Discourage filings for motions to suppress evidence

  • Encourage guilty pleas

  • Serve as a roadmap for the prosecution

  • Provide for a basis to fully refresh your memory for trial

Training Modules

  1. Learn the Three Golden Rules of report writing.

  2. Explain the four goals of a police report, along with the eight audiences who typically read your reports.

  3. Learn straight-forward and effective report writing techniques, including:

    • Whether or not you should use CAPS

    • When to use paragraphs

    • Learn why a true professional writer uses topic headings to subdivide your report

    • When to use bullet points to make important legal conclusions

    • The value of identifying people by their role in the incident, not just their name

    • How to write short and direct sentences

    • Learn the seven elements of an effective synopsis

    • Describe how a true chronological report is written

    • Learn how to write a report summary (hint: it’s not like a college paper summary)

  4. Students will also learn how to articulate criminal elements in their reports, including two “hidden” elements for every crime

  5. Discuss how to effectively narrate on BWC without offending rules of evidence

  6. Learn the Rule of 5 for RS and PC articulation

  7. Learn how to “reverse engineer” case law in order to write better reports

  8. Explain how the importance of articulating legal conclusions

  9. Throughout the training students will do several engaging articulation exercises (this part is unique to our training)

Dates: January 28, 2021

Times: 0830-1700

Credit Hours: 7.5

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

Cost: $159 ($379 if attending all three classes- Adv. Search and Seizure (Jan. 26) Adv. Traffic Stops (Jan 27), Bulletproof Report Writing (Jan 28))

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): TBD

Remarks: Register via the Blue to Gold website, located here- https://www.bluetogold.com/

 

R4 Basic Death Investigation and Scene Management- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4280B

Course Description:

During this course, the student can expect training in the following:

Medical Examiner vs. Coroner

Purpose of the Medical Examiner/Coroner

Cause and Manner of Death

Medical Examiner Act

Death Scene Protocol

Interaction with Physicians

Interaction with grieving families

Autopsies

Post Mortem Changes

Sharp Force Injuries

Traumatic Injuries

Motor Vehicle Fatalities

Asphyxiations

Infant Deaths

Gunshot Wounds

Thermal Injuries

Natural Disease

Case Studies

Crime (Death) Scene Management

Dates: August 23-25, 2021

Times: 0730-0830 Check in on day one, Training time starting at 0830-1700

Credit Hours: 23

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Ammon Field Office 3750 E. Lincoln Road, Ammon, ID 83406

Cost: Three day course cost: 1-2 attendees $199 each, 3-4 attendees $189 each, 5 or more attendees $175 each. Space for this class is limited, register soon!

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Dean Livingston

Remarks: To register, view payment options, prepay, and view the payment/cancellation policy go to: https://www.deathinvestigation101.com/registration-1 Questions? Call 801-882-1950

Payment for this course must be made no later than TEN business days prior to the beginning of the course. If payment for a reserved slot has not been received prior to this time frame, the training slot will be canceled for that person.

R2 228M Financial Crimes Investigations-Nampa

Course Number: R2-228M

Description:   Financial Crimes Investigations

The FBI Financial Crimes section is offering a 8 hour financial crimes class  taught Special Agents that are Certified Public Accountants.  Topics covered will include:

  • List of Common Fraud Schemes
  • Summary of various federal statutes used to prosecute fraud cases
  • Demonstrating Criminal Intent
  • BECs
  • Online Romance Scams
  • Money Mules
  • Other Fraud
  • Yellowstone Partners
  • Bedliner Fraud – Julius Lupowitz
  • Bohenkamp
  • Questions
  • Concluding Comments by USAO

 

Date:  December 12, 2020

Time:   0800-1700

Credit Hours:  8

Location:

Nampa Police Department
Hugh Nichols Public Safety Building
820 2nd Street South
Nampa, Idaho 83651

 

COST:            Tuition Free
(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor:    FBI Special Agent Jared Thompson


Registration details  e-mail Aysha Newell at    newella@cityofnampa.us

or call 208.468.5645


Remarks:  
Do not send registrations to POST.

For additional information regarding the training facility or local accommodations, email cantrellj@cityofnampa.us or call 208-761-9182

 

 

 

 

R4 Advanced Crime Scene Investigation- Idaho Falls

Course Number: 114A

Course Description:   Advanced Crime Scene Investigation- Idaho Falls

This course is designed for detectives, crime scene investigators, & law enforcement personnel involved in crime scene investigation.  Students will receive hands on training in logical ways to organize an investigation, medico-legal investigations of death, challenging photography techniques, use of light energy at crime scenes, chemical processes for latent fingerprint identification, presumptive testing for blood, & chemical processes for enhancement of bloodstains. Students should have had some basic crime scene training/experience before registering for this course.

For more information and course flyer, click the link at the top of the page.

Dates: May 3-7, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

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

Cost: $450.00

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Steven McGibbon

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

 

R4 Two Day Digital Crime Scene Photography- Idaho Falls

Course Number: 114A

Course Description:  Digital Crime Scene Photography- Idaho Falls

Crime Scene Photography

The first few hours will be dedicated to re-familiarizing the student with their digital SLR camera. The basic equipment needed for this course is an SLR camera, external flash, and a tripod. The next 2 days will involve photographing items of evidence in challenging situations; for example, items in low light conditions, that luminesce or fluoresce, in shadow and sunlight, as well as macro photography. Students will learn proper techniques in photography in comparative evidence such as shoe wear, tire wear, bloodstains, as well as injuries on the body. Students will take hundreds of photos which will provide them with more confidence in their abilities in forensic photography.

Dates: May 10-11, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

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

Cost: $250.00

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Steven McGibbon

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

 

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)

Deadline:

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
208-234-7500

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 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

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)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Iris Dalley Graff, Gary Graff

Remarks: To register for this course, click on the following link- https://www.tritechtraining.com/student-registration.html

R2 114A Advanced Crime Scene Investigation Nampa

Course Number:  R2 114A

Description:   Advanced Crime Scene Investigation 

This course is designed for detectives, crime scene investigators, and law enforcement personnel involved in crime scene investigation. 

Students will receive hands on training in logical ways to organize an investigation, medico-legal investigations of death, challenging photography techniques, use of light energy at crime scenes, chemical processes for latent fingerprint identification, presumptive testing for blood, chemical processes for enhancement of bloodstains as well as mock situations for the evaluation and processing of evidence.

Students should have had some basic crime scene training or experience before registering for this class.

R2114A ADVANCED CSA CLASS SCHEDULE1
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 Date:  October 5 -9, 2020

Time:   0800-1700

Credit Hours:   40

Location:    

Nampa Police Department
820 2nd Street South
Nampa, Idaho 83651

 

COST:   $450.00    Payable to Mobile Crime Scene Academy, LLC 

Mailing address:
Mobile Crime Scene Academy, LLC,
P.O. Box 8204, Chandler, Arizona 85246.

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

Deadline:  Space is limited  please register early

Instructor:    Steven E. McGibbon


Registration details   e-mail
cindy@mobilecsa.com
                                           or call Cindy at (435) 650-1079


Remarks:  
Do not send registrations to POST.

For additional information regarding the training facility or local accommodations, e-mail Jason Cantrell cantrellj@cityofnampa.us
or call 208-761-9182.

 

 

R4 Operation R.U.S.H.- Driggs CANCELLED

Course Number: R4120

Course Description:

A two-day criminal interdiction course designed to educate and challenge both new and experienced officers in recognizing criminal behaviors during traffic stops.

Criminals are most vulnerable while en route from point A to point B, however, they are their most dangerous. This course will also provide hands-on vehicle searches and tactics to use during vehicle approaches. We utilize the most up-to-date indicators and provide an explanation for each item and how they all relate to each other. K9 handlers and their partners are encouraged to attend. Stop letting the bad guys go by putting the pieces of the puzzle together during your traffic stops. Whether you are building reasonable suspicion, getting consent, calling for a K9 or have probable cause. Be prepared to take your case to court by knowing all the ins-and-outs of the drug world. Criminals need three hots and a cot. Provide this valuable service for them.

Dates: CANCELLED LACK OF REGISTRATIONS

Times: Sept. 1 from 1300-2100, Sept. 2 from 0800-1600

Credit Hours: 15

Location: Teton County Sheriff’s Office, 230 N. Main St., Driggs, ID

Cost: $249.00

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s):

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://www.operationrush.com/courses-1

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)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Steven McGibbon

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