R2 The Winning Mind for Women CLASS IS FULL

Course Number: 144B


Winning Mind for Women 2022 Boise

 “The Winning Mind for Women” is one of the most unique and popular courses offered in the market today. Veteran instructor Sgt. Betsy Smith (ret.), the creator of the original “Street Survival for Women,” guides students through 7 hours of intensive, interactive training that will provide attendees with updates and information they can employ to improve and enhance both their professional and personal lives.

We begin each session by honoring the sacrifices of our fallen, celebrating the law enforcement profession and asking each attendee to inwardly assess their own career. We define a true “Winning Mindset” as we talk about the history of women in policing and celebrate our winners and role models. We then introduce gender-specific science and leadership principles that anyone can use to enhance their career and improve their life on and off the job. The multi-media format keeps students engaged and entertained while we provide officers, agents, dispatchers, trainers, supervisors, managers and all other personnel with a realistic view of gender differences and how these can be harnessed in both men and women to improve performance, morale, communication, relationships, and especially officer safety.

Dates: May 16, 2022

Time: 0800-1600

Credit Hours: 7


Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Entrance 3, Training Room A
7200 Barrister Dr
Boise, ID 83704

Cost: $175.00 (10 early bird tickets available for $160/0
Payable to: Dave Smith & Associates
(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Instructors: Betsy Smith

Registration Details: CLASS IS FULL https://public-grants-training-initiatives.ticketleap.com/boise22/dates/May-16-2022_at_0800AM


Hotel information available upon request to cshubin@adacounty.id.gov

Course fees include materials and refreshments (lunch on your own)

R2 Living works ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training-Nampa

Course Number: R2 251

Course Description:

This training will provide the opportunity to bring First Responders (Both active and retired), Military Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, Community Leaders and Chaplains or other religious leaders, together with the purpose of equipping them with invaluable Suicide Prevention Training. This will increase the number of individuals with Suicide Prevention training and skills within our community, which will in turn, ultimately save more lives, as well as give them a greater ability to offer peer support to their colleagues.

LivingWorks ASIST is a two-day training featuring powerful audiovisuals, discussions, and simulations.  During the LivingWorks ASIST training attendee’s will learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, providing a skilled intervention, and developing a safety plan to keep someone alive.

Certification in LivingWorks ASIST Suicide Prevention  (16 hrs.) *Must attend the entire training to receive certification

Dates:  April 21-22, 2022             Time: 0830-1630

Credit Hours: 14


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

Cost: $120.00            Payable to:   Living Works

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


Instructor(s):   Tyson MCAlindin  – Living Works

To register for this course contact Jason Cantrell at cantrellj@cityofnampa.us or call 208-761-9182


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

R4 Crisis Intervention Team Training- Idaho Falls CLASS FULL REGISTRATION CLOSED

Course Number: R4236

Course Description:

The Crisis Intervention Team academy is a 40-hour training program for law enforcement officers and first responders that includes basic information about mental illnesses, the local mental health system, crisis de-escalation, local resources, and local laws. Officers learn first-hand from consumers and their families and are taught verbal de-escalation skills which they are able to practice by participating in educational role-playing.


Law enforcement officers and first responders are often called upon to intervene when individuals

with mental illnesses are in crisis. The CIT academy provides education around how to work more

effectively in these situations and forges partnerships within the local community with key community

stakeholders such as mental health professionals, housing, and other critical resources.

Dates: April 4-8, 2022 CLASS FULL

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

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)


Instructor(s): TBD


To register for the training, please email Sgt. Doug Metcalf (dmetcalf@co.bonneville.id.us).


R4 Advanced Public Safety Peer Counseling Certification- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4236

Course Description:

This 2-day course covers basic and advanced topics for setting up, managing, and operating an effective Peer Support Program within public safety agencies.


This course is open to all law enforcement, firefighters, EMS, dispatchers and call takers, as well as:

  • Administrators
  • Peer Support Teams
  • Chaplains
  • Agency Mental Health Professionals
  • Supervisors
  • Retirees
  • Search & Rescue Volunteers
  • Vetted Volunteer Citizens
  • Spouses

Dates: Feb 28-March 1, 2022

Times: 0800-1600

Credit Hours: 14

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

Cost: $325.00

Includes 2-day training and certification, as well as a comprehensive, research-backed training manual.

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


Instructor(s): Jeff Denning

Remarks: To register for this course: Send an email to Jeff at wellness4ps@gmail.com. Call 703-864-9710 in order to pay for the course by credit card.

Provide the name(s) and email(s) of the student(s) enrolling as well as the location of the class they will be attending. Include the contact information of the person responsible for payment. Payment can be made by check or credit card.

R4 Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4144C

Course Description:

Emotional Survival For Law Enforcement
A Foreword of the new book by Alexis Artwohl, Ph.D.

If you’re a cop, you’re going to love this book. It could change your life. It might even save your life, your career, your home life.

If you’re not a cop, you’ll still love it because the ideas in this book could certainly apply to you too. Maybe you’re in a relationship with a cop or have a highly demanding career that puts you on the “biological rollercoaster” ride, a concept that stems from Dr. Gilmartin’s brilliant insight into the cost of public safety work and other high stress occupations.

Author Kevin Gilmartin, Ph.D., is eminently qualified to write about emotional survival for law enforcement because he has lived it, studied it, researched it, and taught it. He is one of America’s very few “cop docs.” After earning his Ph.D. in psychology, he was a career deputy sheriff with the Pima County Sheriff’s Office (PeSO), in Arizona. He started with the PCSO in 1974 on a Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) grant, then became a sworn deputy in 1977 until his retirement in 1995.

In 1982 he was nationally recognized for his work in hostage negotiations when he was selected as one of America’s ten best “Police Officers of the Year” by Parade Magazine. Other operational activities during his deputy she rrif career included assisting investigators, criminal profiling, crisis interventions with emotionally disturbed persons, and dealing with extremist groups. The article he wrote on religious extremist groups, “The Lethal Triad,” is still used in counter-terrorism training.

A true police psychologist is a rare breed in itself, and Dr. Gilmartin was one of the early pioneers in this highly specialized area. He was invited to write articles for leading publications and developed one of the nation’s earliest police behavioral sciences units in the Tucson metro area. Although his initial interest was in operational work, his work in counseling police officers and their families soon led him to the realization that one of the most critical and ignored areas in law enforcement is the emotional toll this stressful occupation takes on its own people, and his focus turned increasingly to this area.

As deputy sheriff and doctor, living, working, and studying the unique world of cops and their families, he developed a penetrating insight into the daily work life of cops. He came to see how it insidiously dismantled the personal lives, health, happiness, and careers of officers who weren’t prepared to cope with the unique demands of the law enforcement lifestyle. These officers and their family members became emotional casualties. Dr. Gilmartin was determined to do something that could help them become emotional survivors instead.
Fortunately for law enforcement at large, Dr. Gilmartin is a gifted trainer who started training early in his career and soon became inundated with requests for training from all across North America. After retiring from the PCSO, he was able to devote all his efforts to taking his message on the road internationally and is teaching as many officers as he can about the hazards of the wild biological rollercoaster ride, a ride that can end in disaster if officers don’t learn to manage it.

I first heard Dr. Gilmartin speak at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference in 1993. I was instantly impressed by two things: This guy really knows what he’s talking about, and he is fun to listen to. Not only is he highly entertaining, his message is clear, straightforward, and easy to understand. His life-changing advice is practical and simple to apply once you understand the concept of the Hypervigilance Biological Rollercoaster®.
When he isn’t helping cops, Dr. Gilmartin chases steers as he enjoys the cowboy lifestyle on his horse ranch in Arizona. He and his wife, Anne, are avid team ropers and compete in the rodeos of the Law Enforcement Rodeo Association.

As a law enforcement trainer myself, I, like Dr. Gilmartin, travel all over North America training cops. Because I admire his work, I usually mention Dr. Gilmartin’s name and encourage officers to attend his training if they get the chance. Time after time officers have come up to me during the breaks to tell me they had been fortunate enough to listen to Dr. Gilmartin speak in person or on his videotape. They rave about how entertaining and informative the class was, but, more important, they tell me that hearing him speak changed their lives. Many of the older veterans wistfully tell me, “Better late than never, but I wish I had heard his talk at the beginning of my career.”
Now Dr. Gilmartin has put his message in print in this book, which is not only profound but almost as entertaining as he is in person. So enjoy, and go become an emotional survivor.

—Alexis Artwohl, Ph.D.
Co-author of Deadly Force Encounters

Dates: February 2 & repeats on February 3, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8

Location: Watersprings Church, 4250 S. 25th E., Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Cost: Free for officers of IFPD, Idaho State Police D6, Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office. All others $99.00 plus tax (ALL Spouses, regardless of place of residence, attend for free)

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


Instructor(s): Robert White, pre-recorded introduction from Kevin Gilmartin

Remarks: To register for this course, click the link- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emotional-survival-for-law-enforcement-tickets-211992835277

R4 Blue Line Support Seminar- Idaho Falls FREE

SupervisionCourse Number: R4236

Course Description:

We have an amazing group of speakers with over 385 years of law enforcement experience (including four Medal of Valor recipients). Five of them have been shot in the line of duty.

We address the topics that are relevant to the world of law enforcement, with the sole purpose of encouraging the officer. The end result we hope for is the well-being of the officers, with the result that they can be the servant and protector the community needs.

SUICIDE PREVENTION – It is no secret that many active and retired officers have taken their life in the last few years. In 2019, over 230 officers (active and retired) did so. In 2020, that number is slightly above 150. Several officers on our team have contemplated suicide – and found a way out. You can go to our video section and listen to their testimony.

PTSD – PTSD has affected soldiers on the battlefield as well as the cops on the street. Several of our speakers have experienced this traumatic condition – but found a way out. Put simply, it is next to impossible to have a lengthy career as a police officer and not be affected by various scenes the officer witnesses. Five of our team members have been shot. Each recovered.

FAMILY LIFE – No one is sure just how many officers go through divorce. But we are sure of this: married life can be very stressful! Our team knows a thing or two about marriage. Combined, they have been married over 300 years. Some of our team members have also experienced the pain of divorce. Truth be told, married life has as much stress as police work (if not more!).

RESILIENCE – Resilience: the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties: mental toughness. These are absolute “musts” if one is to survive a police career. Some of our team members are “specialists” in this subject, and have shared their expertise with officers around the country in various training settings.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT – We are convinced that involvement in the community in which the officer serves is an absolute must. That is not to say that we think the officer should live in his community. But it does mean that whatever community (“district”) the officer is assigned to is somewhere that he/she needs to serve wholeheartedly. Tyrone Dennis, former Atlanta Police Officer, did just that. Tyrone shares his story (and a few others do likewise). The goal is obvious: create good relations between police and community.

STRESS – This is a no-brainer! Lots of cops (and the rest of the word) are quite stressed these days. Some of those stressors can be removed: while others cannot – and must be confronted. We are convinced that the secret to dealing with stress is to become the kind of person that can withstand stress – and not be destroyed by it. There are stressors in life that will NEVER go away: but they need not destroy us.

VERBAL DE-ESCALATION – One of the greatest needs amongst law enforcement is improving their skills of verbal de-escalation. This is the one skill that an officer will use more than any other. Learning to stay calm, and helping others do likewise, is a priceless treasure. We want to share techniques that will help the officer do just that. One of our presenters (a Medal of Valor recipient) spent 32 years in the traffic division. He learned a thing or two about verbal de-escalation.

Dates: November 8-9, 2021

Times: 0800-1700 on Nov. 8, 0800-1230 on Nov. 9

Credit Hours: 12.5

Location: Watersprings Church 4250 S. 25th E., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: FREE to Law Enforcement. You may also register your spouse for free

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


Instructor(s): Tyrone Dennis, Chris Amos, Jimmy Meeks, Greg Stevens, Jonathan Hickory, Charles Love, Dan Phillips, Tim Rupp

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://www.thecorneliusproject.com/idaho-falls-idaho-november8-9-2021-monday-tuesday

R4 Mental Health Symposium- Rigby FREE

Course Number: R4236

Course Description:

Professional development for educators, first responders, faith leaders, and community. Featuring Brothers in Healing along with interactive session with Mr. Urrutia from Intensive Healing Therapy.

Dates: October 8, 2021

Times: 0900-1700

Credit Hours: 7

Location: Harwood Elementary School, 200 West 3rd North, Rigby, ID 83442

Cost: FREE

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


Instructor(s): Various

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6492792/Upper-Valley-Mental-Health-Symposium

R4 The Unbreakable Cop- Idaho Falls CANCELLED- TENTATIVE RESCHEDULE FOR 2022

Course Number: R4236

Course Description:

Having a problem isn’t the worst thing. The worst thing is having a problem and no plan to fix it…

There’s nothing easy about being a cop. The extremely high levels of negativity and the unrelenting pressure to perform perfectly make the job incredibly difficult. In normal times, it’s bad enough. Unfortunately, these are not normal times and as hard as it is to believe, it’s only gotten worse.

Sadly, it’s also clear that many politicians and other elected leaders are not going to go out of their way to protect you and your family. You’re going to have to do that yourself. You’re going to have to become unbreakable…

Attend this course and we’ll show you how to…

Make yourself unbreakable by learning, growing, and becoming stronger in the 7 Inner Strengths
Quickly determine which of the 4 Categories of Life you’re presently in and techniques to transition from a lower to a higher category
Self-determine the scope, direction, and length of your career by deciding your own self-worth instead of letting someone else do it
Implement routines and practices that keep you focused, on track, and moving forward each day…especially in difficult times
Utilize self-assessment tools to track, correct, and enhance your personal growth, happiness, and success
Enhance officer safety by practicing, perfecting, and maintaining a mindset of clarity and gratitude
Prevent negative and harmful thinking by scripting future reactions to specific behaviors
Overcome pain, fear, trauma, and resentment with passion, purpose, and action
Understand authentic love and the 3 simple steps to enrich any relationship
And so much more

Dates: September 29-30, 2021

Times: 0800-1530

Credit Hours: 15

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

Cost: $495.00

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


Instructor(s): Don Shomette

Remarks: Police departments that register 3 or more receive same number in free seats! Send 3, 4, 5, or more and get the same number in free seats!

To REGISTER online www.donshomette.com or call 540-577-7200

R4 Crisis Intervention Team Training- Pocatello CLASS FULL REGISTRATION CLOSED

Course Number: R4236

Course Description:

This training will assist officers, deputies, communications, and others dealing with mental health related calls for service.

Dates: September 20-24, 2021 CLASS FULL REGISTRATION CLOSED

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

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

Cost: FREE

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


Instructor(s): PPD Captain Ron Knapp

Remarks: To register for this course, contact Pocatello Police Department Training Coordinator Jene Purman at 208-234-6129 or via email at jpurman@pocatello.us

R4 Suicide Prevention Conference- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4407

Course Description:

Conference on suicide prevention. Key note speaker- Kevin Briggs

Dates: September 10, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8

Location: The Downtown Event Center, 480 Park Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: $15.00

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


Instructor(s): Kevin Briggs, Bart Whiting, Rhonda, D’Amico, Jeni Griffin, Shannon Fox, Kasi Beorchia

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/suicide-prevention-a-call-to-everyone-tickets-164808232861