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: September 12-16, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Location: Chubbuck City Hall, 290 E. Linden Rd., Chubbuck, ID 83202

Cost: $689.00

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


Instructor(s): Gary Graff, Iris Dalley Graff

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://www.tritechtraining.com/091222-SIR.html download the printable forms and follow the registration directions.

Recommended hotel-

La Quinta Hotel
1440 Bench Road
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 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 Law Enforcement Leadership Development- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4805

Course Description:

Topics Covered: 
Managing vs. Leading
8 Common Leadership Styles
9 Qualities of Servant Leadership
Four Generations in Police Work
Communication Barriers & the Value of Listening
Approaches to & Sources of Conflict
5 Steps of Proper Conflict Resolution
Course Overview:
Leadership Development is an introduction to five of the most crucial leadership pillars needed for current and future leaders. Officers will explore the components of Leadership Styles, including Servant Leadership, Generational Differences, Mentoring & Reverse Mentoring, Communication, and Conflict Resolution. Each topic presents the traditional aspect of each section combined with current events/best practices and is supported with small group assignments and discussion.
This leadership course provides valuable and useful content for the patrol officer making critical split decisions, to the supervisor and mid-management supervisor attempting to build rapport, communicate effectively, and solve crucial manpower and shift related issues.
Further, this course assists executive management in properly utilizing the appropriate leadership style, communication, and conflict resolution techniques to properly execute the mission at hand.
A mixture of officers covering the chain of command increases the group discussions and practical exercises. This course has been presented to every level of an officer from patrol to Chiefs of large metropolitan cities and constantly receives fantastic reviews.

Dates: May 23, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8

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

Cost: $149.00, Group rate of 5 or more is $129.00

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


Instructor(s): PLE Training Instructors

Remarks: To register for this course click the following link- https://plet.regfox.com/2022-0523-idaho-falls-id—law-enforcement-leadership-development or contact PLE Training at info@plet.us or call 469-547-1525

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 Advanced Investigator (Animal Cruelty)- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4228R

Course Description:

Founded in 1990, the National Animal Cruelty Investigations School was the first of its kind, offering a combination of specialized veterinary and law enforcement training. Students from a range of backgrounds — including federal, state and local animal cruelty officers, humane society investigators and board members, police officers and sheriffs’ deputies, court personnel and other citizens — learn from experts about all aspects of animal welfare and safety.

The program has three different components (Professional-Advanced-Expert) that should be taken in order.

Registration preference will go to investigators with active investigations.  Due to the nature of the business, topics discussed and videos shown during the schools will have graphic content and may not be suitable for everyone.

Continuing Education – Participants with a grade of 70% or more on the written examination will receive a certificate of completion and 40 continuing education units.

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigator curriculum includes:

  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Criminal Activity
  • Agricultural animals & confinement operations
  • Body condition scoring- including practical
  • Equine Investigations
  • Humane euthanasia
  • Pet stores
  • High-volume breeders
  • Crime scene investigations
  • Officer safety
  • Proactive approach to investigations
  • Career hacks

Dates: August 8-12, 2022

Times: 0730-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Ammon Field Office, 3750 E. Ammon Road, Idaho Falls, ID 8340

Cost: $650 registration fee, $585 early registration fee, $325 group discount

Online registrations require credit card payment or request for agency invoicing. If your agency needs to be invoiced, register online and then provide a purchase order or letter of authorization as directed.

Check payment can be made with Printable Registration Form.   (opens in new window)

  • Group discount and early bird registration discount cannot be combined.
  • Early Bird Discount: Register 45 days in advance and receive 10% discount.
    • On the final payment page, enter the code in the Discount box and click Apply. Code: LETI-EB10%
    • Group Discount: Register three students at full price from one agency and all additional registrations receive 50% off full registration fee. Registrations must all be submitted together, and all registrants must attend to qualify.
  • Agency Discount: Any agency that mandates the National Animal Cruelty Investigations Training in their policies and procedures will receive a 20% discount. Contact LETI@missouri.edu(opens in new window)/573-882-6021 for approval and discount code.
  • PetSmart Discount: A current employee with PetSmart can receive a discount on event registration. Contact LETI@missouri.edu(opens in new window)/573-882-6021 for approval and discount code.
  • A 20 percent nonrefundable fee will be assessed on any cancellation made within 30 days prior of the start of the program.

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

Deadline: August 1, 2022

Instructor(s): TBD

Remarks: To register for this course click here- https://extension.missouri.edu/events/level-2-advanced-animal-cruelty-investigator-idaho-falls-id Check the website for scholarship discounts.

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