R2 Homicide Investigation – Southern Police Institute

Course Number: R2 280

SPI Homicide Investigation 2021

Description:

SPI’s HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION course provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to conduct competent and complete homicide/death investigations.

Dates: November 8-19 2021

Time: 0800 – 1700

Credit Hours: 80

Location:

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

Cost: $1295 Discounted rate if paid by cash or check / $1334 If paid by credit card payable to the Southern Police Institute

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

Deadline: November 7th, 2020

Registration Details: DO NOT send registration to POST

Register Online
www.louisville.edu/spi

For More Information
Contact: Phone: 502-852-6561
E-mail: mailspi@louisville.edu

Remarks:

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

R2 Basic Crime Scene Investigation – Meridian

Course Number: 114

Fundamentals of CSI Course Flyer

Daily Class Schedule

Course Description:

Crime scenes related to illegal narcotics present unique issues for investigators. Because drug crime scenes could potentially lead to transnational narco-terrorism investigations, specific drug-related crime scene investigation training is essential. Expectations of the public and the courts have risen dramatically over the last several years in the area of physical evidence collection. Working a drug-related crime scene is a process that involves a broad range of skill sets with a heavy emphasis on intelligence analysis, evidence collection, and an understanding of the laboratory analyst’s capabilities. Evidence collection and chain of custody are essential to building a case for the successful prosecution of transnational drug trafficking organizations.

The purpose of this course is to train law enforcement personnel, especially counternarcotics officers with the skills needed to locate, identify, document, collect and preserve any crime scene evidence with an emphasis on drug-related evidence. Drug related cases can also lead to other crimes such as thefts, robberies, arson, shootings and even homicides. Upon completion of this training, the student will possess the fundamental skills necessary to process any crime scene and collect a variety of different types of physical evidence, and in particular, drug-related crime scenes.

Dates: September 27th – October 1st , 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40 hours

Location:

Idaho POST Classroom A
700 S. Stratford Dr.
Meridian, ID 83642

Cost: FREE

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Derek Mahlum

Remarks: To register go to www.counterdrugtraining.com

R4 Interdiction for the Protection of Children- Idaho Falls FREE

Course Number: R4210C

Course Description:

INTERDICTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN is designed to make patrol officers and investigators aware of the variety of resources available to assist them in establishing the status of a child who may be missing, exploited, or at risk of exploitation and what courses of action are immediately available.

Be able to establish the status of a child who may be abducted or endangered.

Know resources available to them and courses of action to take when encountering an endangered child.

Be able to identify research supported indicators of an endangered child and a high risk threat to children.

Know the type of questions that need to be asked for a victim centered approach.

Have a basic understanding of behavioral patterns of both suspects and victims.

Know how to articulate their findings that are supported through research.

Dates: November 9-10, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

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

Cost: FREE

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): TBD

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link-https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQeth0M8nOGyOZ9RPTnG5UeOdB_MU6LLGDZlT3_4VBm4iXQw/viewform

R4 Blue to Gold Training Bulletproof Report Writing- Idaho Falls

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 20, 2022

Times: 0830-1700

Credit Hours: 7.5

Location: Idaho Falls Police Department Training Annex, 577 D St., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: $159 ($399 if attending all three classes- Adv. Search and Seizure (Jan. 18) Adv. Traffic Stops (Jan 19), Bulletproof Report Writing (Jan 20))

(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/

 

R2 Crime Scene Photography

Course Number: 114A

Course Description:  Digital Crime Scene Photography

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: September 27-28, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

Location: Meridian Public Safety Training Center
1223 E. Watertower St.
Meridian, ID 83642

Cost: $250.00

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

Deadline: September 20, 2021

Instructor(s): Steve McGibbon

Remarks: Register online at https://www.mobilecsa.com/

 

R4 Bloodstain Pattern Interpretation Familiarization- Rexburg

Course Number: R4280C

Course Description:

To familiarize detectives, crime scene investigators, & law enforcement personnel on the value of the bloodstains. Students participate in at least a dozen hands-on experiments to observe how blood behaves while in flight. Evidence is often overlooked or even disregarded at crime scenes where blood has been shed. (Accepted by the (IAI) International Association of Identification.)

Dates: September 20-24, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Location: Madison County Sheriff’s Office, 145 E. Main St., Rexburg, ID 83440

Cost: $450.00

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Steven McGibbon

Remarks: To register for this course, contact Steve at steve@mobilecsa.com or call 435-660-5853 or Cindy at cindy@mobilecsa.com or call 435-650-1079

R4 Sexual Assault Investigations for Law Enforcement: A Trauma-Informed Approach- Idaho Falls FREE COURSE

Course Number: R4228C

Course Description:

Course material will make evident that when law enforcement incorporate trauma-informed core principles and strategies into investigations, these principles and strategies can become standard practice within law enforcement agencies. As practices become standard and departmental culture evolves, community policing efforts will become more effective, thus increasing cooperation between sexual assault victims and law enforcement.

The course introduces learners to trauma-informed approaches and attributes, creating a broader awareness of the importance and nuances of trauma-informed responsive policing in service to building trust in victims — including in marginalized communities — and increasing sexual assault prosecution and convictions.

This course integrates adult learning principles with participatory leadership values and strategies to build upon the expertise of the professional-level participants while modeling engagement strategies.

Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Foundational Principles of Sexual Assault Investigations Module 3: Trauma-Informed Response to Victims
Module 4: Key Strategies for Successful Sexual Assault Investigations Module 5: Presenting Your Case to the Prosecutor
Module 6: Wrap It All Up

Dates: September 21, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8

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

Cost: FREE

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

Deadline: Registration must be received by September 10, 2021

Instructor(s): Annmarie Gray, Debbie Perry

Remarks: To register for this training, please contact: Sgt. Doug Metcalf at
dmetcalf@co.bonneville.id.us —phone 208-529-1350 ext. 1158
For questions regarding this training, please contact:
Susan Patterson | Spatt1@uis.edu

SEE ATTACHED REGISTRATION FORM- OVW Trauma Informed Investigations Bonneville Registration Flyerseptember

R2 Idaho Narcotics Officers Association Annual Conference- Boise

Course Number: R2407

Course Description:

For this year’s conference, we have the following courses to offer:

  • Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
  • Fentanyl and Heroin Investigations
  • Drug Interdiction

Dates: July 12-15, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 32

Location: The Riverside Hotel 2900 W. Chinden Blvd. Boise, ID 83714

Cost: $350.00     Send three people and the fourth is free.

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

Deadline: July 5, 2021

Instructor(s): MCTFT Instructors, Graves & Associates Instructors, Idaho State Police Instructors

Remarks: To register for this course, download the registration form Idaho Narcotics Officers registration and mail this form to P.O. Box 680 Rigby, ID 83442 or contact Det. Pettingill at 208-243-2567 to pay with a credit card. Additional contact information at IDAHOINOA@gmail.com.

Recommended Hotel: The Riverside Hotel and Convention Center at 2900 W. Chinden Blvd, Boise, ID 83714. Contact the hotel at 208-343-1871. Inform them you are with the INOA Conference for a discounted rate.

R4 Cop & Prosecutor: A MDT Approach to Investigating Child Abuse Crimes- Idaho Falls FREE

Course Number: R4210

Course Description:

During this course students will:

  • Lear the importance of working together from investigation to MDT: police, prosecutors, advocates, CPS
  • Learn integral parts of sex and physical abuse cases from the law enforcement and prosecutor stand points
  • Learn what is commonly needed in physical and sexual abuse cases for successful prosecutions
  • Will know terms, strategies, and common issues in child abuse cases
  • Will work through three different types of cases to make sure they have the understanding needed for successful case work with the MDT

Dates: June 14-15, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

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

Cost: FREE   WARNING- if you register and fail to appear for class, your agency will be billed a $200 attendance fee. Seats filled on first come, first serves and will be limited to 50 students.

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

Deadline: June 5, 2021

Instructor(s): Jim Sears and Rachel Burris

Remarks: To register for this course contact Tina or JoAnn at 208-529-4352 or email to tmcbride@co.bonneville.us

R4 Operation RUSH Criminal Interdiction Course- CANCELLED

Course Number: R4210D

Course Description:

Operation RUSH is a criminal interdiction course developed to challenge both new and experienced officers to look beyond the traffic stop and recognize criminal activity. Criminals are most vulnerable while in transit going from point A to point B and they are also their most dangerous.  Learn how to conduct tactical vehicle approaches which provides officers a superior advantages over traditional traffic stops

One of the biggest legal challenges officer’s face in court is the extension of the traffic stop.  Legally extending the traffic stop by building reasonable suspicion and how to articulate it in your report is the key to a successful criminal interdiction traffic stop.  Articulation of key components of the traffic stop in the officers report lays the foundation for courtroom testimony and successful convictions

The course will also provide officers pertinent information on current case law, current drug trends, drug ingestion, contraband concealment methods, and search techniques along with the deployment of K9s.

Dress is casual and a flashlight is needed.

Dates: May 17-18, 2021

Times: CANCELLED, LACK OF REGISTRATIONS

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): J. Keil

Remarks: To register contact J. Keil at 920-323-2354 or email info@operationrush.com