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R4 Crime Scene Awareness for First Responders- Pocatello CANCELLED

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: CANCELLED

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)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Randy Merriman

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://form.jotform.com/211887618566167

R4 Officer Involved Shooting/Death Investigations- Idaho Falls CANCELLED

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: CANCELLED

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)

Deadline:

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 Females in Law Enforcement- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4144B

Course Description:

Topics Covered: 

Mental & Physical Strength

Training & Equipment

Effective Communication

Unique Challenges for Women in Law Enforcement

Gender Differences

Work-Life Balance

Leadership Concepts

Interactive Problem Solving 

Course Overview:
 
Female law enforcement professionals play a vital role in police departments, sheriff departments, constable offices, correctional institutions, and probation/parole departments across North America. Females not only serve on the front lines, but they are now advancing to executive positions to include police chiefs and elected sheriffs in major cities in the United States. Although female law enforcement officers are making major advancements, there are still challenges unique to females that exist. This one-day training course was designed from the female law enforcement professional’s perspective. 
 
Attendees will discuss challenges unique to females in law enforcement, specifically: gender differences, training, equipment, work-life balance, mental & physical strength, communication, and career advancement. Information will be presented to help female law enforcement professionals thrive in a male-dominated work environment. The course will facilitate open dialogue, and attendees will develop strategies to deal with issues and challenges specific to women in law enforcement.

Dates: May 9, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8

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

Cost: $149.00 per officer, Group Rate 5+ at $129.00

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): PLE Training Instructors

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://plet.regfox.com/2022-0509—idaho-falls-id—females-in-law-enforcement or email to info@plet.us or call 469-547-1525

R4 Ethics and Leadership- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4805

Course Description:

Who Should Attend?

This sixteen (16) hours block of training is for professionals who have been recently promoted or want to be in a leadership role in their profession: Senior officers, Sergeants, Lieutenants, Captains, SROs, FTOs, SWAT, K9, officers on leadership track, probation, parole, and correction professionals

Course Description:

Due to the effects of attrition occurring within our workforce: the retirement of the Baby Boomers, the inability to hire and retain experienced veteran officers, and the necessity of younger and less experienced officers having to step up into leadership positions, the need for effective leadership training is imperative for the health of our law enforcement agencies.

The “Ethics and Leadership” training is an informative training designed for those officers who have recently been promoted into leadership roles and a refresher for those professionals who are veteran leaders. The training is designed to be a foundational building blocks for professionals who want to develop into effective and ethical leaders. Topics will include: Ethical Dilemmas in Law Enforcement, Becoming Ethical Leaders, Leadership and Organizational Cultural, Sustaining Ethical Behavior, and much more.

Dates: June 8-9, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

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

Cost: $275.00

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Brent Tharpe

To Register For This Course:

Go to www.tharpeconsulting.com and click on the Event Calendar or contact Brent Tharpe at 731-287-1962.

Make Checks Payable To:

Tharpe Consulting, checks can be mailed to 325 Burch Rd. – Dyersburg, TN 38024. We also accept credit cards through PayPal. All attendees will receive a manual and a certificate of completion.

Hotel Information:  

Sleep Inn & Suites – 3200 Outlet  Blvd – Idaho Falls, ID 83402 – 208-821-3647 – 96.00+ tax – to get rate, ask for a room from Tharpe Consulting block of rooms

R4 Developing Effective Leaders- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4805

Course Description:

Who Should Attend?

This sixteen (16) hours block of training is for professionals who have been recently promoted or want to be in a leadership role in their profession: Senior officers, Sergeants, Lieutenants, Captains, SROs, FTOs, SWAT, K9, officers on leadership track, probation, parole, and correction professionals

Course Description:

In a recent study by the Society of Human Research Management (SHRM), they discovered that individuals who were recently promoted to a leadership role faced three primary challenges. First, the newly appointed leader found it difficult to find his or her leader’s mindset. Second, new leaders often found it difficult to lead individuals they once worked side-by-side with. Finally, new leaders found it difficult to identify and bridge their own skill gaps.

“Developing Effective Leaders” will address these challenges. This is an informative training that was designed to be beneficial to those law enforcement professionals who are new to their leadership role and a refresher for those professionals who are veteran leaders. This training was designed to be the foundational building blocks for professionals who want to develop into effective and ethical leaders. The training will cover five primary modules: Leadership versus Management, Leadership, Power and Leadership, Effective Leaders, and Leadership Styles.

Dates: June 6-7, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

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

Cost: $275.00

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Brent Tharpe

Remarks: To Register For This Course: Go to www.tharpeconsulting.com and click on the Event Calendar or contact Brent Tharpe at 731-287-1962.

Make Checks Payable To:

Tharpe Consulting, checks can be mailed to 325 Burch Rd. – Dyersburg, TN 38024. We also accept credit cards through PayPal. All attendees will receive a manual and a certificate of completion.

Hotel Information:  

Sleep Inn & Suites – 3200 Outlet Blvd – Idaho Falls, ID 83402 – 208-821-3647 – 96.00+ tax – to get rate, ask for a room from Tharpe Consulting block of rooms

 

R4 Advanced Public Safety Peer Counseling Certification- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4236

Course Description:

This 2-day course covers basic and advanced topics for setting up, managing, and operating an effective Peer Support Program within public safety agencies.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is open to all law enforcement, firefighters, EMS, dispatchers and call takers, as well as:

  • Administrators
  • Peer Support Teams
  • Chaplains
  • Agency Mental Health Professionals
  • Supervisors
  • Retirees
  • Search & Rescue Volunteers
  • Vetted Volunteer Citizens
  • Spouses

Dates: Feb 28-March 1, 2022

Times: 0800-1600

Credit Hours: 14

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

Cost: $325.00

Includes 2-day training and certification, as well as a comprehensive, research-backed training manual.

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Jeff Denning

Remarks: To register for this course: Send an email to Jeff at wellness4ps@gmail.com. Call 703-864-9710 in order to pay for the course by credit card.

Provide the name(s) and email(s) of the student(s) enrolling as well as the location of the class they will be attending. Include the contact information of the person responsible for payment. Payment can be made by check or credit card.

R1 TASER Instructor Training – Ponderay – CANCELLED

 

Course Number:   R1 337 CLASS CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATIONS

Description:  This training is for new and recertifying instructors for all CEW’s.

Dates: February 8th, 2022

Time:  0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8

Location:

Best Western Plus Ponderay Mountain Lodge.

477326 Highway 95

Ponderay, ID 83852

Cost:    $375 

 

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

Deadline: All registrations for this course close 10 days in advance unless it becomes full earlier. Students wanting to access the system must first have an account and login or create a new account. There is a 24 to 48-hour verification approval process. 

Instructors: TBD

Registration Details: CANCELLED 

https://academy.axon.com/ 

Remarks:

Both new and recertifying students will complete the same online course and need only attend ONE day of training.

R4 Blue Line Support Seminar- Idaho Falls FREE

SupervisionCourse Number: R4236

Course Description:

We have an amazing group of speakers with over 385 years of law enforcement experience (including four Medal of Valor recipients). Five of them have been shot in the line of duty.

We address the topics that are relevant to the world of law enforcement, with the sole purpose of encouraging the officer. The end result we hope for is the well-being of the officers, with the result that they can be the servant and protector the community needs.

SUICIDE PREVENTION – It is no secret that many active and retired officers have taken their life in the last few years. In 2019, over 230 officers (active and retired) did so. In 2020, that number is slightly above 150. Several officers on our team have contemplated suicide – and found a way out. You can go to our video section and listen to their testimony.

PTSD – PTSD has affected soldiers on the battlefield as well as the cops on the street. Several of our speakers have experienced this traumatic condition – but found a way out. Put simply, it is next to impossible to have a lengthy career as a police officer and not be affected by various scenes the officer witnesses. Five of our team members have been shot. Each recovered.

FAMILY LIFE – No one is sure just how many officers go through divorce. But we are sure of this: married life can be very stressful! Our team knows a thing or two about marriage. Combined, they have been married over 300 years. Some of our team members have also experienced the pain of divorce. Truth be told, married life has as much stress as police work (if not more!).

RESILIENCE – Resilience: the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties: mental toughness. These are absolute “musts” if one is to survive a police career. Some of our team members are “specialists” in this subject, and have shared their expertise with officers around the country in various training settings.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT – We are convinced that involvement in the community in which the officer serves is an absolute must. That is not to say that we think the officer should live in his community. But it does mean that whatever community (“district”) the officer is assigned to is somewhere that he/she needs to serve wholeheartedly. Tyrone Dennis, former Atlanta Police Officer, did just that. Tyrone shares his story (and a few others do likewise). The goal is obvious: create good relations between police and community.

STRESS – This is a no-brainer! Lots of cops (and the rest of the word) are quite stressed these days. Some of those stressors can be removed: while others cannot – and must be confronted. We are convinced that the secret to dealing with stress is to become the kind of person that can withstand stress – and not be destroyed by it. There are stressors in life that will NEVER go away: but they need not destroy us.

VERBAL DE-ESCALATION – One of the greatest needs amongst law enforcement is improving their skills of verbal de-escalation. This is the one skill that an officer will use more than any other. Learning to stay calm, and helping others do likewise, is a priceless treasure. We want to share techniques that will help the officer do just that. One of our presenters (a Medal of Valor recipient) spent 32 years in the traffic division. He learned a thing or two about verbal de-escalation.

Dates: November 8-9, 2021

Times: 0800-1700 on Nov. 8, 0800-1230 on Nov. 9

Credit Hours: 12.5

Location: Watersprings Church 4250 S. 25th E., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: FREE to Law Enforcement. You may also register your spouse for free

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Tyrone Dennis, Chris Amos, Jimmy Meeks, Greg Stevens, Jonathan Hickory, Charles Love, Dan Phillips, Tim Rupp

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://www.thecorneliusproject.com/idaho-falls-idaho-november8-9-2021-monday-tuesday

R4 Use of Force: Responses to Subject Resistance- Chubbuck CANCELLED LACK OF REGISTRATIONS

Course Number: R4161A

Course Description:

The use of force by an officer against a subject is one of the most controversial items in policing. Our comprehensive, one-day Use of Force Seminar is designed to provide officers of all ranks with the knowledge, skills and ability to understand the best-practices of our profession regarding this topic. Armed with this knowledge, officers can protect themselves, their supervisory staff, and their agency from civil litigation. For more information and to see who should attend, read the brief “Description” below.

Description

In this program, we will conduct an in-depth review of:

  • The Systems Approach to Use of Force
  • Use of Force, The Foundation – How case law has shaped our profession.
  • Controversial Topics & Best Practices: Chokeholds, Duty to Intervene, De-Escalation, & more
  • First-Line Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Middle Manager Responsibilities
  • Meaningful Review of Use of Force Incidents
  • Training Agency Personnel
  • Command Officer Responsibilities
  • And more…

Who Should Attend:

  • Patrol/Sheriff’s Officers
  • Field Training Officers
  • Union leaders & Representatives
  • Training Division Supervisors & Trainers
  • Use of Force Instructors
  • Defensive Tactics Instructors
  • Firearms Instructors & Range Masters
  • First-Line Supervisors
  • Middle Managers & Shift Commanders
  • Internal Affairs Investigators
  • Command Staff Personnel

Dates: November 16, 2021 CANCELLED

Times: 0830-1630

Credit Hours: 7

Location: Chubbuck City Hall, 290 E. Linden, Chubbuck, ID 83202

Cost: $95.00

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

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Jim Harris, Allen Bloodgood

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://jharristraining.com/product/use-of-force-constitutional-response-to-a-subjects-resistance-one-day-seminar/

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.

Description:
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

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