R4 FBI-LEEDA Conducting and Managing Internal Affairs Investigations- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4700

Course Description:

FBI-LEEDA’s Managing and Conducting Internal Affairs Investigations certification course is a four and one-half day seminar focused on best practices related to effective internal control mechanisms calculated to promote enhanced agency accountability.

Consideration of the investigation, adjudication, discipline and arbitration/litigation phases of disciplinary matters makes the course relevant to more than just internal affairs investigators. Supervisors, managers and command staff in all government disciplines will benefit from the comprehensive overview of administrative subject matter that the course offers.

Treatment of attendee’s primary authorities, such as statutory bill of rights and other authorities  is emphasized, making the instruction relevant and pertinent. The presentation addresses policies and procedures, effective complaint processes, investigation of personnel complaints, administrative law, and disciplinary due process to promote proper, safe decision-making and provide for defensible outcomes in all phases.

FBI-LEEDA’s Managing and Conducting Internal Affairs Investigation certification course focuses on individual skill development, procedures and contemporary best-practices for conducting and managing not just internal investigations, but all phases of administrative procedure by law enforcement and other governmental disciplines.

The course of instruction addresses internal control processes, administrative procedure and agency accountability measures. The course content has value for all managerial and supervisory levels in law enforcement and other governmental disciplines (including, but not limited to corrections, correctional probation, fire service, human resources, and OIG entities).

Subject matter for this course includes:

  • Procedural due process considerations throughout the investigative, adjudicative, disciplinary and appellate phases
  • Fine-tuning agency policies and procedures to conform to national standards
  • Complaint processing that conforms to national standards and best practices for enhanced agency accountability
  • Proper and lawful investigation of misconduct allegations
  • Officer involved shooting and use of force investigations
  • Emerging technologies and their implications in administrative investigations
  • Fulfilling just cause throughout the phases and prevailing at arbitration
  • Application of statutory and contractual bills of rights

Dates: April 12-16, 2021

Times: 0830-1700 (half day on day five of the class)

Credit Hours: 28

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Ammon Field Office, 3750 E. Lincoln Road, Ammon, ID 83402

Cost: $695.00

  • The registration fee includes the cost of the training and course materials; the fee does not include meals or travel expenses.
  • Sworn and professional law enforcement staff are welcome to all FBI-LEEDA classes.  You do not have to be a member to attend a class.
  • Each student must register for classes under their own Username and Account.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • A workbook will be provided; laptop is optional.
  • Dress is business casual.
  • This course is 28 contact hours.

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


Instructor(s): TBD

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://fbileeda.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1426341

Cancellation Policy:  FBI-LEEDA, Inc. makes every attempt to complete all of our scheduled courses, however, we may have to postpone or cancel any course because of insufficient paid enrollment, host agency request, or for any unforeseen circumstance, such as weather or illness. If FBI-LEEDA postpones or cancels a course, the student will have the option of enrolling in another course or be refunded the course registration fees in full. Re-enrollment must be done within 30 days from date of cancellation or a refund will be issued. FBI-LEEDA is not responsible for any travel costs or fees incurred by the student for any cancelled or postponed course. A student may request to be withdrawn from any course by emailing the finance department at finance@fbileeda.org at least two business days prior to the start of the course. A $75 cancellation fee will be applied to refunds for student-initiated cancellations. Refunds will not be issued for no-shows. All registration fees must be paid in full prior to the start of the course.

R4 Officer Involved Shooting and Use of Force Investigations- Idaho Falls COURSE FULL REGISTRATION CLOSED

Course Number: R4228F

Course Description:

Law enforcement officers are the only government officials entrusted with the legal ability—and sometimes the duty—to exercise deadly force against members of our own populace with a split-second, judgement-based decision. But, with that power comes great responsibility to our citizens to ensure that any such use of force was justified and reasonable under the circumstances. Without transparency and thorough investigation, the relationships we have with our communities suffer and our legitimacy as a police agency is called into question. Not only will the involved officers’ actions be publicly scrutinized, but your investigation of those actions will be equally challenged if it is not professional, unbiased and fair to all parties involved. Public trust versus unrest, civil litigation, departmental reputation and the very freedom or incarceration of those involved hinge on the competency and thoroughness of the subsequent criminal and administrative investigations.

It is the purpose of this in-depth course to examine the investigative best practices for the modern world, providing a standardized and systematic approach to use-of-force investigations. An investigative model specific to use-of-force and officer-involved shooting incidents is presented, including example checklists, templates, forms, reports and policies that can be put to immediate use by your agency. The information presented is current and relevant to today’s technological advances and political climate, including instruction on the implications of social media; analysis of video recordings (body and dash cam, cell phone, surveillance, etc.); managing media and public relation concerns; legal considerations; crime scene processing and reconstruction; and the benefits of incorporating 3D scans and overhead drone footage to visually present the findings of your investigation to all interested parties in a manner more easily understood. At the conclusion of this training, attendees will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to appropriately investigate and document any use-of-force incident, including those resulting in serious bodily injury or death.


Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

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

Cost: $425.00

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


Instructor(s): Mark Kollar

Remarks: Register at the PATC website, located here- https://www.patc.com/training/register.php?ID=16858


R4 Force Response Liability Prevention – Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4 257

Description: Force Response Liability Prevention – Idaho Falls

Updated to meet the current needs of today’s policing.

How do you take a dry subject like “civil liability prevention and mitigation,” as well as often unrealistic “de-escalation strategies,” and make every topic unerringly relevant, interesting, often humorous and–more importantly–instantly applicable to you and your officers?  We do it in a training course that is routinely one of the highest rated seminars of its type.  Our two most common evaluation comments are, “Should be taught in the academy,” and, “Every officer should attend this training.”

In an era of increased likelihood of being named a defendant, decreased budgets, and motivated legal professionals who are trained and focused on winning in police litigation cases, you and your officers need the cutting edge concepts of liability prevention and mitigation this training seminar offers.

This course assists your officers in:

  • Achieving proper conduct in the force response through increased knowledge of the laws of force (both federal and your state law) and their ability to articulate their reasonable actions.
  • Achieving practical de-escalation goals while remaining able to respond with force when suspect behavior requires it.
  • Articulating and justifying proper conduct through the reporting and documentation of their actions.

The “Force Response Liability Prevention” course provides every officer with the means of understanding the limits of force, and to articulate their actions in a reasonable force event to a degree most have never experienced. We give them the training that allows them to confidently explain their reasonable force employment in the field. This course provides comprehensive reporting standards and suggestions in an ultimately useful manner that really does effect change in the reporting habits of officers.

Why this course?  It was developed with direct input and assistance of the top police civil defense attorneys and police risk managers in the nation–dedicated professionals who work full-time to defend you and your officers in federal and state courts against allegations of constitutional or negligent misconduct by officers.

CUTTING EDGE TRAINING asked them a simple question:

“What do you want your defendant officers to know BEFORE they take the stand in Federal Court?”

This is the information the professionals who defend you want you to know!

Course Content:

  • Current Plaintiff’s Threats
  • Practical and Defensible De-escalation.
  • Constitutional Limits to the Police Force Response
  • Force Response Documentation
  • Current Force Response Reporting Requirements
  • Articulating Your Force Response

Dates: September 15, 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=246


R4 National Firearm Act Compliance for Local/State Law Enforcement Agencies- American Falls CANCELLED

Course Number: R4233G


Course Description:

Course will cover:

  • Background information on the National Firearms Act (NFA)
  • The NFA process and common terms
  • Categories of Firearms subject to the NFA
  • Acquiring of NFA guns by agencies
  • Disposing of NFA guns by agencies
  • Possession and use of NFA guns by agencies
  • Special circumstances—acquisition and use of personal NFA guns by officers
  • Personal registration vs. Agency registration
  • Post-86 machine gun special rules
  • Agency best practices to ensure full and accurate accountability of all NFA items
  • Case law examples of local/state officials federally prosecuted for NFA violations
  • Relevant case law


***The ATF Boise Field Office has indicated that they intend to send an ATF Criminal Investigator and an Industry Operations Investigator to attend and answer questions or provide input.

***The course is open to all Peace Officers, Coroners, Prosecutors, Attorneys General, City Attorneys.  Agency heads and Chief Deputies / Deputy Chiefs are strongly encouraged to attend.

Registration at the door is allowed but prior registration is highly encouraged

Dates: April 9, 2020

Times: 1800-2000

Credit Hours: 2

Location: American Falls High School, 2966 S. Frontage Road, American Falls, ID 83211

Cost: FREE

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


Instructor(s): Power County Deputy Prosecutor Travis Stevens-White, ATF Criminal Investigator TBD


To RSVP please contact Power County Deputy Prosecutor Travis R. Stevens-White at tstevens@co.power.id.us