R4 Operation RUSH Criminal Interdiction Course- CANCELLED

Course Number: R4210D

Course Description:

Operation RUSH is a criminal interdiction course developed to challenge both new and experienced officers to look beyond the traffic stop and recognize criminal activity. Criminals are most vulnerable while in transit going from point A to point B and they are also their most dangerous.  Learn how to conduct tactical vehicle approaches which provides officers a superior advantages over traditional traffic stops

One of the biggest legal challenges officer’s face in court is the extension of the traffic stop.  Legally extending the traffic stop by building reasonable suspicion and how to articulate it in your report is the key to a successful criminal interdiction traffic stop.  Articulation of key components of the traffic stop in the officers report lays the foundation for courtroom testimony and successful convictions

The course will also provide officers pertinent information on current case law, current drug trends, drug ingestion, contraband concealment methods, and search techniques along with the deployment of K9s.

Dress is casual and a flashlight is needed.

Dates: May 17-18, 2021

Times: CANCELLED, LACK OF REGISTRATIONS

Credit Hours: 15

Location: Teton County Sheriff’s Office, 230 N. Main St., Driggs, ID

Cost: $249.00

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): J. Keil

Remarks: To register contact J. Keil at 920-323-2354 or email info@operationrush.com  

 

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 Force Response Liability Prevention – Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4 257

Description: Force Response Liability Prevention – Idaho Falls

Updated to meet the current needs of today’s policing.

How do you take a dry subject like “civil liability prevention and mitigation,” as well as often unrealistic “de-escalation strategies,” and make every topic unerringly relevant, interesting, often humorous and–more importantly–instantly applicable to you and your officers?  We do it in a training course that is routinely one of the highest rated seminars of its type.  Our two most common evaluation comments are, “Should be taught in the academy,” and, “Every officer should attend this training.”

In an era of increased likelihood of being named a defendant, decreased budgets, and motivated legal professionals who are trained and focused on winning in police litigation cases, you and your officers need the cutting edge concepts of liability prevention and mitigation this training seminar offers.

This course assists your officers in:

  • Achieving proper conduct in the force response through increased knowledge of the laws of force (both federal and your state law) and their ability to articulate their reasonable actions.
  • Achieving practical de-escalation goals while remaining able to respond with force when suspect behavior requires it.
  • Articulating and justifying proper conduct through the reporting and documentation of their actions.

The “Force Response Liability Prevention” course provides every officer with the means of understanding the limits of force, and to articulate their actions in a reasonable force event to a degree most have never experienced. We give them the training that allows them to confidently explain their reasonable force employment in the field. This course provides comprehensive reporting standards and suggestions in an ultimately useful manner that really does effect change in the reporting habits of officers.

Why this course?  It was developed with direct input and assistance of the top police civil defense attorneys and police risk managers in the nation–dedicated professionals who work full-time to defend you and your officers in federal and state courts against allegations of constitutional or negligent misconduct by officers.

CUTTING EDGE TRAINING asked them a simple question:

“What do you want your defendant officers to know BEFORE they take the stand in Federal Court?”

This is the information the professionals who defend you want you to know!

Course Content:

  • Current Plaintiff’s Threats
  • Practical and Defensible De-escalation.
  • Constitutional Limits to the Police Force Response
  • Force Response Documentation
  • Current Force Response Reporting Requirements
  • Articulating Your Force Response

Dates: September 15, 2020

Time: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8

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

Cost: $119.00
Payable to Bonneville County Sheriff
(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline: 

Instructors: George Williams

Registration Details: Register at Cutting Edge Training here- http://www.cuttingedgetraining.org/Registration/38.aspx?seminar=246

Remarks: 

R4 Bulletproof Report Writing for Police Officers- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4141

Course Description:

This teaches experienced police officers solid fundamentals that will help them write defensible police reports. Officers need the skills to write a report that will allow prosecutors to charge defendants without asking for follow-up information.

Dates: September 24, 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 (attend all three classes for $349, 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

 

R4 Bulletproof Report Writing- Chubbuck

Course Number: R4141

Course Description:

This class is to teach experienced police officers solid fundamentals that will help them write defensible police reports. Officers need the skills to write a report that will allow prosecutors to charge defendants without asking for follow-up information.

Dates: April 9, 2020

Times: 0830-1700

Credit Hours: 7.5

Location: Chubbuck Police Department 5160 Yellowstone Ave Chubbuck, ID 83202

Cost: $149.00

All students receive the extremely popular and useful Search & Seizure Survival Guide. We designed this book from the ground up for all police officers. The book guides officers on practically every search and seizure scenario, including advice on how to articulate the necessary legal doctrines in police reports.

Attend All Three Classes for $349

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Blue to Gold Instructors TBD

Remarks: To register, click the link here- https://www.bluetogold.com/training/chubbuck2020