R2-139 Beyond Off Duty Survival-Class is full

Course Number: R2-139 Class is full

Description:   Beyond Off Duty Survival

This class teaches attendees what threats they may face off duty and how to respond safely and tactically. We then go even further, helping students to understand how a career in public safety affects our personal relationships both on and off the job. We’ll talk about communication, post traumatic stress & recovery, and the role that optimism plays in our ability to win not just on the street, but in LIFE!

The Smiths believe that you must “train for your relationships as hard as you train for your survival.” You can be the best cop, agent, correctional officer, or commander in your agency, but if you want to be a “winner” in your personal life; tactically, mentally and emotionally, this course is essential to your success! We encourage spouses to attend as our guests!

R2 139 BOD November Flyer

Dates:  November 10, 2020

Time: 0800 – 1600

Credit Hours: 7

Ada County Sherriff’s Office
7200 Barrister Dr.
Boise, Idaho 83704
Entrance 3 – Training Room A

Cost: $195.00

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

Deadline:  November 1, 2020

Instructors: Dave Smith and Betsey Brantner-Smith

Registration Details: registration is closed

Email:  kodonnell@pg-ti.com   Phone: (847)875-3620

Remarks:   Do not send registrations to POST

Tuition includes FREE admission for a spouse or domestic partner!

Contact Ada County Sheriff’s Office Training Coordinator Cydney Shubin for
facility or accommodations information at cshubin@adacounty.id.gov



R4 Detect, Deter, Defeat Human Behavior Threat Analysis- Pocatello

Course Number: R4139

Course Description:

Detect – Human Behavior Analysis is a method of observing people and accurately predicting what their next course of action will be. Social Science has concluded that human behavior can be quite predictable, and it gives the bearer an ability to influence actions and reactions at all levels of public contact. Wouldn’t it be beneficial for the officer to know ahead of time if encounters are going to result in malice or harm toward them? This program teaches the officer to recognize behavior cues that improve their ability to make accurate assumptions about an individual’s thought process, emotional state and plans of action. It also allows an officer to detect individuals who are being deceptive and assist in locating criminals attempting to hide in crowds.

Deter – Human behavior analysis allows an officer to effectively spot dangerous individuals and defuse potential problems before they ever get out of the box. They can also use this information to assist in de-escalating tensions, avoiding potential violent confrontations and maintain stability of volatile situations or hostile scenes. Officers will be able to identify those who consider them as a threat and those who consider them as non-threatening. They will be able to identify the differences between a person who is angry, distraught, mentally disturbed, highly emotional, or whether that person has intentions of malice and harm.

Defeat – How much safer and more effective would an officer be if he or she had the ability to know what a person’s intent is before that action takes place? Being able to observe and understand human behavior indicators gives the officer an ability to better control any deteriorating situation and produce a more favorable and nonviolent outcome. This program teaches the officer methods and actions to diffuse hostilities and defend themselves without resulting in conflict or violence.

Dates: March 22-23, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

Location: Bannock County Sheriff’s Office, 5800 S. 5th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83204

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/202165638872158

R4 Surviving Violent Street Encounters- Idaho Falls CANCELLED LACK OF REGISTRATIONS

Course Number: R4139

Course Description:

This 16-hour seminar is designed to prepare law enforcement officers for violent encounters and threats. The instructors will discuss techniques that control stress responses so de-escalation strategies can be effectively applied. The seminar will not only deal with the latest research on how threats impact psychological and physiological responses, but will explore ancient survival traditions and why these traditions are relevant today. Case studies with audio and video recordings will be used to illustrate principles.

At the end of this program, students will:

  • Understand and recognize the physiological and psychological changes that occur when a person is suddenly threatened.
  • Understand how these psychological and physiological changes affect performance and the ability to survive.
  • Understand how physical training, mental imagery, tactical self-talk, breathing and centering improve stress inoculation, startle recovery and the ability to apply de-escalation techniques.
  • Understand how experiencing a sudden stressful situation can lead to a “high”, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Post Traumatic Growth.

The instructors, Charles Holt, Laura Russell and William Hladky, are retired Miami-Dade Police Officers with more than 80 years of combined experience. They bring a rare perspective to the class. Each instructor has been involved in deadly force encounters with armed attackers. Additionally, Detective Russell was shot while attempting to arrest a subject and Detective Holt was stabbed while detaining a mentally disturbed subject. These and other experiences give the instructors unparalleled credibility.


Credit Hours: 16

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

Cost: $150.00

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


Instructor(s): TBD

Remarks: To register, contact LG Russell at 954-632-1106 or email us through the website http://www.survivingviolentencounters.com


R4 OODA Loop Based Officer Survival – Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4 111C

Description: OODA Loop Based Officer Survival

NOTICE: BCSO will be implementing social distancing and decontamination procedures as part of this class. Students will be required to use hand sanitizer (provided) during the class, and throughout the training day(s).

Our two day O.O.D.A. Loop based Officer Survival seminar is specifically crafted to help train and make safer, more effective
officers while providing the best possible information that all officers and trainers need to know. This course combines advanced
up to date street tactics and training techniques for improved performance in today’s most deadly situations with an in depth
performance based knowledge of:

  • How the O.O.D.A. Loop works, both for and against officers and how to use it to your advantage.
  • How to maximize your work, training and personal mindset for survival.
  • How to build better physical training programs to increase officers’ odds in a critical incident.
Course Goals include:

  • Take a new look at your officer survival, both on and off duty.
  • Learn common factors associated with officers down in the line of duty and understand the realities of officers down in the
    line of duty.
  • Learn how to recognize and decipher danger signs and signs of concealed weapons, including previously unrecognized
  • Learn how to maximize your physical survival skills as a law enforcement officer.
  • Learn how to gain the mental and physical advantage over your adversaries.
  • Learn how to improve your odds of success in today’s most deadly encounters.
  • Learn how to control stress, fear and anxiety,  prior to, during and after high stress situations.
  • and much more...

Topics of Discussion Include:

  • Officers Down in the Line of Duty
  • Important Case Laws
  • Winning Mindset – I will Live and be Victorious
  • Felonious Assaults on Law Enforcement
  • The Ins and Outs of the O.O.D.A. Loop
  • Officer and Suspect Mindsets and Behaviors
  • Indicators of Concealed Weapons
  • Survival Tactics for Ambushes, Suspicious Persons, Pursuits, Traffic Stops and Arrest Situations
  • Training and Long Term Memory Encoding for Success while Preventing Training Scars
  • Failing to Train and Training to Fail
  • What it’s Like to be Shot
  • Tips for Bulletproofing your Reports and more..

Required Gear: Pen or Pencil, Good Attitude (classroom based seminar)

Dates: June 1-2, 2020

Time: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

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

Cost: $249.00

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


Instructors: TBD

Registration Details: Register at Rally Point Training here- https://rallypointtraining.com/calendar.html