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



R4 Forensic Handwriting Examination Workshop- Blackfoot

Course Number: R4228L

Course Description:

This workshop reviews the key principles of document examination with special attention given to handwriting identification and forgery detection. The fundamental concepts and techniques of handwriting identification are thoroughly covered, and other aspects of document examination including ink analysis, paper analysis, and typewriter and computer generated fonts are briefly discussed. Because the course follows a systematic approach, upon completion, each student will be able to properly examine handwriting and forgery cases from start to finish.

Dates: November 16-18, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 24

Location: Bingham County Sheriff’s Office, 501 N. Maple. St., Blackfoot, ID 83221

Cost: $425.00

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


Instructor(s): Roy Fenoff

Remarks: To register for this course, contact Bingham CSO Detective Mike Marvin at 208-782-3064 or email at mmarvin@co.bingham.id.us

R2 Basic Crime Scene Investigation – Meridian

Course Number: 114

Fundamentals of CSI Course Flyer

Daily Class Schedule

Course Description:

Crime scenes related to illegal narcotics present unique issues for investigators. Because drug crime scenes could potentially lead to transnational narco-terrorism investigations, specific drug-related crime scene investigation training is essential. Expectations of the public and the courts have risen dramatically over the last several years in the area of physical evidence collection. Working a drug-related crime scene is a process that involves a broad range of skill sets with a heavy emphasis on intelligence analysis, evidence collection, and an understanding of the laboratory analyst’s capabilities. Evidence collection and chain of custody are essential to building a case for the successful prosecution of transnational drug trafficking organizations.

The purpose of this course is to train law enforcement personnel, especially counternarcotics officers with the skills needed to locate, identify, document, collect and preserve any crime scene evidence with an emphasis on drug-related evidence. Drug related cases can also lead to other crimes such as thefts, robberies, arson, shootings and even homicides. Upon completion of this training, the student will possess the fundamental skills necessary to process any crime scene and collect a variety of different types of physical evidence, and in particular, drug-related crime scenes.

Dates: September 27th – October 1st , 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40 hours


Idaho POST Classroom A
700 S. Stratford Dr.
Meridian, ID 83642

Cost: FREE

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


Instructor(s): Derek Mahlum

Remarks: To register go to www.counterdrugtraining.com

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 Interdiction for the Protection of Children- Idaho Falls FREE

Course Number: R4210C

Course Description:

INTERDICTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN is designed to make patrol officers and investigators aware of the variety of resources available to assist them in establishing the status of a child who may be missing, exploited, or at risk of exploitation and what courses of action are immediately available.

Be able to establish the status of a child who may be abducted or endangered.

Know resources available to them and courses of action to take when encountering an endangered child.

Be able to identify research supported indicators of an endangered child and a high risk threat to children.

Know the type of questions that need to be asked for a victim centered approach.

Have a basic understanding of behavioral patterns of both suspects and victims.

Know how to articulate their findings that are supported through research.

Dates: November 9-10, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Ammon Field Office 3750 E Lincoln Rd. Ammon, Idaho 83401

Cost: FREE

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


Instructor(s): TBD

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link-https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQeth0M8nOGyOZ9RPTnG5UeOdB_MU6LLGDZlT3_4VBm4iXQw/viewform

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

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


To teach students how to write a police report that causes the reader to believe that your actions were reasonable, appropriate, and defensible.


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)


Instructor(s): TBD

Remarks: Register via the Blue to Gold website, located here- https://www.bluetogold.com/


R4 Bloodstain Pattern Interpretation Familiarization- Rexburg

Course Number: R4280C

Course Description:

To familiarize detectives, crime scene investigators, & law enforcement personnel on the value of the bloodstains. Students participate in at least a dozen hands-on experiments to observe how blood behaves while in flight. Evidence is often overlooked or even disregarded at crime scenes where blood has been shed. (Accepted by the (IAI) International Association of Identification.)

Dates: September 20-24, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Location: Madison County Sheriff’s Office, 145 E. Main St., Rexburg, ID 83440

Cost: $450.00

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


Instructor(s): Steven McGibbon

Remarks: To register for this course, contact Steve at steve@mobilecsa.com or call 435-660-5853 or Cindy at cindy@mobilecsa.com or call 435-650-1079

R4 Sexual Assault Investigations for Law Enforcement: A Trauma-Informed Approach- Idaho Falls FREE COURSE

Course Number: R4228C

Course Description:

Course material will make evident that when law enforcement incorporate trauma-informed core principles and strategies into investigations, these principles and strategies can become standard practice within law enforcement agencies. As practices become standard and departmental culture evolves, community policing efforts will become more effective, thus increasing cooperation between sexual assault victims and law enforcement.

The course introduces learners to trauma-informed approaches and attributes, creating a broader awareness of the importance and nuances of trauma-informed responsive policing in service to building trust in victims — including in marginalized communities — and increasing sexual assault prosecution and convictions.

This course integrates adult learning principles with participatory leadership values and strategies to build upon the expertise of the professional-level participants while modeling engagement strategies.

Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Foundational Principles of Sexual Assault Investigations Module 3: Trauma-Informed Response to Victims
Module 4: Key Strategies for Successful Sexual Assault Investigations Module 5: Presenting Your Case to the Prosecutor
Module 6: Wrap It All Up

Dates: September 21, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8

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)

Deadline: Registration must be received by September 10, 2021

Instructor(s): Annmarie Gray, Debbie Perry

Remarks: To register for this training, please contact: Sgt. Doug Metcalf at
dmetcalf@co.bonneville.id.us —phone 208-529-1350 ext. 1158
For questions regarding this training, please contact:
Susan Patterson | Spatt1@uis.edu

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