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 Criminal Interdiction for Patrol -Meridian

Course Number:   240D

Course Description:  Criminal Interdiction for Patrol

Proven techniques on how to recognize and build criminal cases from the onset of the traffic stop and beyond.

Course Topics:

  • Patrol’s vision and the importance of interdiction
  • Officer safety, ethics, and the 4th Amendment
  • Trends and pre-text stops
  • Vehicle and person indicators
  • Roadside interview (Deception)
  • Importance of documents
  • Legal considerations, including K9 case law
  • Consent
  • Concealment methods
  • Money seizures
  • Report writing (Importance)
  • Informants
  • Importance of officer networking

 

Dates:  April 27 – 28, 2021

Times:   0800-1700

Credit Hours:  16 hours

Location:

 Idaho POST Academy
Building 3, Classroom B

700 South Stratford Drive
Meridian Idaho

Cost: Tuition FREE

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

Deadline:  April 26, 2021    REGISTER early only 22 seats are available

Instructors:

Sgt. Curt Sproat- ISP
Sgt. Chris Cottrell- ISP
Cpl. Bradalyn Crapo- ISP

Registration:

Email Brandalyn.crapo@isp.idaho.gov include your full name,
agency, email address, and telephone number 

Remarks: do not send registrations to POST

A R (1,2,3,4) Criminal Interdiction for Patrol template

Course Number:   240D

Course Description:  Criminal Interdiction for Patrol

Proven techniques on how to recognize and build criminal cases from the onset of the traffic stop and beyond.

Course Topics:

  • Patrol’s vision and the importance of interdiction
  • Officer safety, ethics, and the 4th Amendment
  • Trends and pre-text stops
  • Vehicle and person indicators
  • Roadside interview (Deception)
  • Importance of documents
  • Legal considerations, including K9 case law
  • Consent
  • Concealment methods
  • Money seizures
  • Report writing (Importance)
  • Informants
  • Importance of officer networking

 

Dates:

 

Times:   0800-1700

Credit Hours:

Location:

 

Cost: Tuition FREE

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

Deadline:

Instructors:

Registration:  

Remarks: do not send registrations to POST

R2 Idaho Narcotics Officers Association Annual Conference- Boise

Course Number: R2407

Course Description:

This year’s conference will provide training in the following areas:

  • Drug Interdiction
  • Fentanyl and Heroin Investigations
  • Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMGs)

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

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

Deadline: July 5, 2021

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

Remarks: To register for this course, click on this form 2021 Idaho Narcotics Officers registration and mail to PO> Box 680 Rigby, ID 83442 or contact Det. Pettingill at 208-243-2567 to pay with a credit card.

RECOMMENDED HOTEL- The Riverside Hotel and Convention Center, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise, ID 83714, or call 208-343-1871 and let them know you are there for the conference and ask for the government rate.

R4 Criminal Interdiction for Patrol- Pocatello

Course Number: R4240D

Course Description:

Proven techniques on how to recognize and build criminal cases from the onset of the traffic stop and beyond.

Course Topics:

  • Patrol’s vision and the importance of interdiction
  • Officer safety, ethics, and the 4th Amendment
  • Trends and pre-text stops
  • Vehicle and person indicators
  • Roadside interview (Deception)
  • Importance of documents
  • Legal considerations, including K9 case law
  • Consent
  • Concealment methods
  • Money seizures
  • Report writing (Importance)
  • Informants
  • Importance of officer networking

Dates: March 15, 2021 all day, March 16, 2021 half day

Times: 0800-1700 first day, 0800-1200 second day

Credit Hours: 12

Location: Idaho State Police District 5 Training Room, 5255 S. 5th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83204

Cost: FREE

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): ISP Sgt. Vance Cox, ISP Cpls. Jared Shively, Tyler Sheierman, Chad Braswell

Remarks: To register for this course, email ISP Cpl Jared Shively at jared.shively@isp.idaho.gov

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 Advanced Search and Seizure: Narcotics- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4233B

Course Description:

This course is perfect for proactive narcotics and street officers. Topics include undercover operations inside homes; executing drug warrants; knock and announce issues; and more.

Dates: September 23, 2020

Times: 0830-1700

Credit Hours: 7.5

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

Cost: $149 ($349 if attending all three classes- Adv. Search: Warrantless, Adv. Search: Narcotics, Report Writing)

(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/training/idaho-falls

 

R2 2020 Idaho Narcotics Officers’ Association Conference- Boise

Course Number: R2413

Course Description:

During this annual training conference, we are excited to present the following:

UNDERCOVER SURVIVAL

Psychological challenges

Issues and Hardships affecting Law Enforcement Families

MULTI JURISDICTIONAL COUNTER DRUG FORCE TRAINING

Fast paced, one day course intended for Patrol Officers, Patrol Supervisors, Detectives, Probation Officers, who want to become more efficient in detecting, apprehending and documenting the arrest of criminals including; drug users, drug traffickers, gang members, and even terrorists.

Dates: June 22-24, 2020

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 24

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

Cost: $300.00 if paid before June 6th. $325.00 if paid after June 6th

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging) ACCOMMODATIONS- When contacting the hotel, ask for the Idaho Narcotics Ofc. Association discount. There are rooms reserved for attendees, so register early. Contact the hotel at 208-343-1871.

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Dave Redemann, Joe Morris

Remarks: Click on the link for the registration form- INOA 2020 registration form Mail registration to INOA PO BOX 680 Rigby, ID 83442 or call Detective Pettingill at 208-248-2567 to register with credit card.