R2 Field Training Officer Seminar (Kaminsky Sullenberger) – Cascade

Course Number: 602

Course Description:

Field Training Officer Seminar is designed for the new FTO and FTO supervisor.

Topics include:

  • Organizational Structure of a Successful Field
  • Training & Evaluation Program
  • The Role of Supervision/Management
  • The Evaluation Process: Achieving Objectivity
  • Evaluation and Documentation Exercises
  • Legal, Ethical and Due Process Issues
  • Remedial Training Strategies
  • Instructional Techniques
  • Adult Learning Skills
  • Interpersonal Communication: Using Feedback Effectively
  • Coaching for Success
  • Principals of Human Motivation
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Educational and Behavioral Psychology

Dates: April 25, 2022 – April 29, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Valley County Sheriff’s Office EOC Building
108 W. Springs St.
Cascade, ID 83611

Cost: $350.00 payable to Kaminsky – Sullenberger & Associates

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

Deadline: Limited to 36 students 

Instructor(s): Robert Sullenberger

Remarks: To register for this course, email Robert Sullenberger at sullenberger@ksa-fto.com or call 303-358-9780


R4 Search Warrant Major Case Investigation- Idaho Falls CANCELLED


Course Number: R4136

Course Description:

Course Objectives

This course is designed to teach police officers how to use search warrants as an effective tool in criminal investigations. Officers will learn how to articulate elements sufficient to establish probable cause, withstand suppression issues and decreasing potential for civil liability.

Writing search warrants can be very stressful for officers. This course will teach officers how to begin preparing search warrants in the early stages of an investigation. This preparation will help eliminate stress and allow officers to draft quick, detailed search warrants.

Officers will obtain training on utilizing information from confidential informants in search warrant preparations. This course will further explain the proper processes for signing up an informant, establishing their credibility and documentation in investigations.

Officers will be able to write thorough and flawless search warrants that can withstand the scrutiny of court proceedings. Upon completion of this course officers will be confident in their ability to prepare and safely execute professional search warrants.


Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

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

Cost: $325.00

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


Instructor(s): Michael Haibleib

Remarks: To register for this course, click the link- https://www.patc.com/training/register.php?ID=18348

R4 Adaptive Decision-Making for Law Enforcement- Salmon

Course Number: R4111C

Course Description:

Who should attend:
Sworn officers who want to improve their emotion intelligence and decision-making skills.

The law enforcement environment can often be described as one that is a non-linear, open-loop system, that happens at light-speed. One where time can be either friend or foe. Operating in this environment creates stress which affects decision-making. Within this time-compressed environment officers often feel they need to act because they are there, rather than allowing the circumstances of a call determine the urgency to act.

The question is how to provide a strategy for officer’s to effectively control the stress response and to make lawful and ethical decisions? The answer is two-fold: with 1) Emotional Intelligence and 2) the use of thinking and mental models.

Emotional Intelligence helps in reducing the stress caused by non-linear, uncertain events. Being able to regulate emotions allows officers to make better decisions. The use of thinking and mental models (OODA, Cynefin, Adaptive Decision-making model) assists the officer in their sensemaking and decision-making capabilities. Students are taught to make decisions based on urgency or the need to take an action and within the Constitutional framework of the 4th Amendment. These components are a great compliment to any de-escalation strategy.

You will leave this class as a stronger officer by learning:

✒ How Emotional Intelligence creates resilient, compassionate and respectful police officers. ✒ The Adaptive Decision-making Model.
✒ How mental models help or hinder the decision-making process.
✒ The Cynefin Sensemaking Model.
✒ How a spectrum strategy assists in managing time.
✒ Understand the role bias plays in decision-making.

Dates: March 22, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8

Location: Idaho Fish and Game Salmon Office 99 Highway 93 North, Salmon, ID 83467

Cost: $199.00

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

Deadline: Register by January 21, 2022 and receive 10% off. Use Coupon code EARLY. Online registration will close March 22, 2022

Instructor(s): Thomas Dworak

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://theadaptivewayllc.regfox.com/adaptive-decision-making-for-le-march-22-2022—lemhi-id

Local Point of Contact, Lemhi County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jim Spain 208-993-1890

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 Child Passenger Safety Technician Training- St. Anthony FREE CLASS


Course Number: R4131C

Course Description:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be nationally certified for two years as a Child Passenger Safety Technician.


Must be present all three training days

Must pass all three “Check of Understanding”

Must attend the final Car Seat Check-Up- held on the last day of class

Dates: October 13-15, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 24

Location: Fremont County Parks and Recreation 125 N. Bridge Street, St. Anthony, ID 83445

Cost: FREE

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


Instructor(s): Jon Everson (Bannock County Sheriff’s Office), Carma McKinnon (Lemhi County Sheriff’s Office)

Remarks: To register for this course email Carma McKinnon at carma@lemhicountyidaho.org or call 208-742-1683

R4 Crime Scene Awareness for First Responders- Pocatello

Course Number: R4114

Course Description:

Our program teaches the importance of forensic identifiers and the procedures for processing and applying these identifiers to the department’s information database and methods to protect the chain of evidence.

Exploitation involves the immediate collection, prioritization of items of potential evidence value and recording the information. This program will familiarize the student with the ability to properly process a site for evidence value without contaminating or destroying important information. They will understand the different formats of reports and how they are dictated for courtroom testimony and directives based on the student’s departmental protocols. They will learn how to process, log, categorize, and exploit gained information to the best of their abilities in support of the criminal case and how to pass it through the chain of command to the appropriate level for inclusion into case file and intelligence records.

Crime Scene Awareness training is designed to give the 1st responder the ability to recognize, identify and preserve evidence at any scene and the surrounding environment where a crime has been committed. The student will learn the proper procedures to protect crime scenes by observing, analyzing, and understanding indicators left by nature and human activity.

This course was developed as a training program that gives the student the ability to increase their evidence identification & collection skills with up to an 80% increase in effectiveness. It enhances performance in observation skills and situational awareness. The foundation of the course centers on teaching the students various forms of visual recognition skills used to observe, locate, and interpret crime scenes.

Since humans by nature tend to follow predictable patterns of behavior, these signatures can be readily identified and exploited by the keen observer. Being able to apply this knowledge while assessing crime scenes will give students the ability to accurately identify actions, intentions, and motives of suspects.

Dates: April 27-29, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 24

Location: Bannock County Sheriff’s Office, 5800 S. 5th Ave., Pocatello ID 83402

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/211887618566167

R4 Advanced Radar/Lidar Instructor- Idaho Falls CANCELLED LACK OF REGISTRATIONS

Course Number: R4326

Course Description:

This is an advanced instructor course in RADAR/LIDAR operations. Students will be required to pass several competency and cognitive exams to complete this course. A Stalker moving radar system will be brought to class by the instructor for student use.

Registration is limited to those who have attended instructor development and should have at least 2-years of radar experience and 1-year of Lidar to better understand this course.  They will be given an operator and instructor Power Point presentations to take back to their departments and they need to bring a USB thumb drive for the copy. They will also be provided the booklets for each of the Advanced courses.  They will also be asked to bring their department Lidars on the second day of the training.

For the radar part of this class, the instructor will have a DSR or DSR 2X, tuning forks and an AC/DC power supply to run the radar unit and a 155-2058-00 cigarette power plug.  The instructor will do a pre-test for both radar and Lidar along with a final test for each.  Requirements are 80% to pass (miss more than 5 out of 25 questions and it is a fail.)


Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

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

Cost: $150.00

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

Deadline: September 17, 2021

Instructor(s): Steven Hocker (Stalker Radar)


Register by contacting Lori Posey by email.  lposey@idahofallsidaho.gov     Please provide name, phone and agency affiliation, with contact information.  Invoices will be sent to those agencies responsible for payment after completion of the training.


R4 Officer Involved Shooting/Death Investigations- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4228F

Course Description:

Two seasoned investigators and expert presenters deliver a mixture of lecture, facilitated discussion, and learning activities that include simulated interviews and the analysis of actual shooting videos.  The course is designed to provide an evolutionary leap in the competency of every investigator attending the course.

In today’s law enforcement world, an OIS or in-custody death not only affects the suspect, officers, and their families, but has the potential for sparking social unrest and violence–sometimes nationwide!  This single act can instantly change the relationship your agency and its officers have with the community you serve.  Only through an investigation that is highly competent and addresses all of the needs of every stakeholder can the integrity of the facts be trusted.  Every investigation into any shooting must be of the highest standard possible.  This course, packing more practical information into the three days of training than most courses do in five, helps you achieve that goal.

This cutting edge course provides investigators, command officers, administrators, prosecutors, and risk managers with the technical information needed to conduct thorough and objective OIS investigations.  The primary emphasis is on the identification and anticipation of critical investigative issues and preparation for addressing them.  Examples include sources of bias and the effects it can have on the agency’s standing and liability; how to deal with the proliferation of video evidence, whether obtained from private or official sources; whether to allow involved officers to view video before, during or after being interviewed; the legality and liability associated with the seizure of privately owned media; when interviews of involved officers should be conducted; and common controversies arising from interpretation errors and the human-factors science that properly explains them.

This course includes:

  • Understanding Stakeholders’ objective and subjective concerns in a country in flux.
  • Theories of police culpability versus science.
  • Avoiding bias in the investigation.
  • Criminal and administrative investigation bifurcation issues.
  • County-wide investigative team protocols.
  • Elements of lawful force.
  • Basic applied forensic human factors.
  • Excited delirium and in-custody death.
  • Understanding and analyzing video evidence.
  • Seizure of video and audio devices.
  • Understanding the basics of video forensics.
  • Special investigative steps.
  • Conducting effective interviews of involved officer(s).
  • Investigation of in-custody deaths.

By attending this practical course, you will deepen your understanding of the “big picture,” while at the same time increasing your ability to conduct a competent, legal investigation where the rights of all parties are upheld. This is a nuts-and-bolts course that provides you with advanced methods of getting the best investigation possible, an investigation that will withstand any scrutiny from any source in the future.

Dates: April 4-6, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 24

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

Cost: $595.00

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


Instructor(s): Lt. Paul Belli, and Sgt. Jeff Martin

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- http://www.cuttingedgetraining.org/Registration/38.aspx?seminar=227 or call 360-671-2007

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

R2 321 SFST INSTRUCTOR Registration is closed class is full

Course Number:     R2 321


Certified Law Enforcement Officers completing this class will have the training necessary to become certified as an Instructor in the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, using the SFST curriculum.  Attendees will be certified through IACP/NHTSA to teach the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing curriculum and SFST Refresher curriculum to Law Enforcement personnel.


  • – Must be a certified police officer in the State of Idaho.
    – Must be a current SFST practitioner.
    – Must be off of a FTO program a minimum of two years.
    – Must have experience testifying on Impaired Driving cases

Dates:   December 6 – 10, 2021

Time:    0800 – 1700

Credit Hours:   40


Idaho POST/ISP Training Complex
700 South Stratford Drive
Meridian, ID

Cost: Tuition Free
 (All meals, travel, lodging, etc. are the responsibility of the attendee’s agency)

Deadline:  November 19, 2021


Sgt. Chris Glenn, ISP
Cpl. Morgan Carter, Meridian PD

Registration Details:

Email Sgt. Chris Glenn. chris.glenn@isp.idaho.gov.  for attendance and application information.  Register promptly this training is limited to 16 students.

Include in your e-mail the following information:
  – the date you became SFST certified.
 – the number of DUI arrests you made in the past two years.
 – any additional impaired driving training you have received.

Remarks:   Do not send registrations to POST

For additional information regarding the training facility or local
accommodations, contact Sgt. Chris Glenn, SIDC Program Coordinator
at chris.glenn@isp.idaho.gov.  or call 208-884-7212