R4 Officer Involved Shooting and Use of Force Investigations- Idaho Falls COURSE FULL REGISTRATION CLOSED

Course Number: R4228F

Course Description:

Law enforcement officers are the only government officials entrusted with the legal ability—and sometimes the duty—to exercise deadly force against members of our own populace with a split-second, judgement-based decision. But, with that power comes great responsibility to our citizens to ensure that any such use of force was justified and reasonable under the circumstances. Without transparency and thorough investigation, the relationships we have with our communities suffer and our legitimacy as a police agency is called into question. Not only will the involved officers’ actions be publicly scrutinized, but your investigation of those actions will be equally challenged if it is not professional, unbiased and fair to all parties involved. Public trust versus unrest, civil litigation, departmental reputation and the very freedom or incarceration of those involved hinge on the competency and thoroughness of the subsequent criminal and administrative investigations.

It is the purpose of this in-depth course to examine the investigative best practices for the modern world, providing a standardized and systematic approach to use-of-force investigations. An investigative model specific to use-of-force and officer-involved shooting incidents is presented, including example checklists, templates, forms, reports and policies that can be put to immediate use by your agency. The information presented is current and relevant to today’s technological advances and political climate, including instruction on the implications of social media; analysis of video recordings (body and dash cam, cell phone, surveillance, etc.); managing media and public relation concerns; legal considerations; crime scene processing and reconstruction; and the benefits of incorporating 3D scans and overhead drone footage to visually present the findings of your investigation to all interested parties in a manner more easily understood. At the conclusion of this training, attendees will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to appropriately investigate and document any use-of-force incident, including those resulting in serious bodily injury or death.


Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

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

Cost: $425.00

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


Instructor(s): Mark Kollar

Remarks: Register at the PATC website, located here- https://www.patc.com/training/register.php?ID=16858


R4 Instinctive (CQB) Handgun I and II- Idaho Falls CANCELLED

Course Number: R4259

Course Description:  Instinctive (CQB) Handgun I & II- Idaho Falls

This course will focus on teaching LE Agents/Officers/Deputies how to shoot rapidly and accurately without the use of weapon sights (instinctively) in a combat setting.

Required equipment:

  1. Duty weapon with three magazines, holster, and spare magazine carriers (pouches) for two magazines, and duty belt/gear
  2. 1200 rounds of training ammunition
  3. Eye and Ear Protection
  4. Range appropriate clothing
  5. Water

Dates: July 24-25, 2020 CANCELLED

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

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

Cost: $350.00

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


Instructor(s): Doug Dryden

Remarks: To register for this course, contact Bonneville County Sheriff Deputy Sergeant Doug Metcalf at 208-529-1350, ext. 1158 or via email at dmetcalf@co.bonneville.id.us

R4 Winning a Gunfight- Idaho Falls CANCELLED

Course Number: R4139

Course Description:  Winning a Gunfight- Idaho Falls
CANCELLED effective 03/16/20

Does physically surviving a gunfight mean you won? Not by a long shot. Many people survive gunfights. In fact, most people who are in a gunfight survive. But there is a difference between surviving and winning. Surviving means you continue to exist. Continuing to exist and winning are not the same.

Everyone who carries a gun for personal protection or the protection of others needs to understand what they will face before, during, and after a gunfight. This eight-hour seminar is based on Winning a Gunfight helps prepare the modern warrior to win in the event they face a deadly foe.

Every student receives a copy of Winning a Gunfight, foreword by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman.

WAG April 16 2020 Seminar Bonneville County

Dates: Thursday April 16, 2020

Times: 0830-1700

Credit Hours: 7.5

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

Cost: $99.00

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


Instructor(s): Tim Rupp

Remarks: To register go to https://thestrongblueline.org/wag-registration/ or email to office@TheStrongBlueLine.org or call 208-206-1215