R4 Basic SWAT Operations Course- Pocatello CANCELLED

Course Number: R4270

Course Description:

Basic SWAT ( 5 Day )

***Note: You will be required to show proof of being active, reserve, or retired law enforcement prior to taking this course. No refunds. 

Using tactics developed from what Military Tier One/Spec Ops and SWAT/ERT/SRT teams consistently experience during operations, the TD Basic SWAT course will give an Officer of a tactical team a working understanding of the core skills relating to Close Quarters Battle (CQB) techniques, surgical marksmanship and operator mindset. The course will teach Officers the critical firearms skills needed to successfully be a SWAT Operator. Officers will be challenged with and held to a high standard of target discrimination and the principles of CQB.

This course is open to all Officers that conduct warrant service, fugitive apprehension, SWAT operations and drug search warrants who are in need of a good understanding of basic room clearing tactics.

The following topics will be taught in the course:

Close Quarters Battle (CQB) basics and techniques

CQB styles (free- flow, points of domination)

Types of assault (barricaded subject, hostage rescue, etc.)

SWAT operations planning


Command and control techniques

Surgical marksmanship

Shooting on the move and the set-up


Building entry techniques and mechanical breaching

Target discrimination

Weapons/kit considerations and set-up

Vehicle assaults as it pertains to Law Enforcement

Operator mindset

Training methodology

SIMS  scenarios /possible force-on-force

Ammo requirements: 500 rounds of pistol ammunition and 500 rounds of rifle ammunition per person. Round counts can be adjusted depending on availability.

Prerequisite:US Citizen Law Enforcement Officers and active duty military

Training schedule: Instruction starting at 8:00 am.

Individual equipment:

Duty handgun with at least 3 magazines/carbine with at least 3 magazines

Individually issued equipment ( Ballistic or protective vest with plates if issued, associated magazine/ equipment pouches)

Knee and elbow pads (optional)

Weapon cleaning kit (with oil for guns)

Rain or inclement weather gear

Eye and ear protection (clear and shaded lens are recommended)

Water/Snacks (1 hr lunch break)

Hat/Gloves (rifles will get hot)

Sun screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended)

Optical sight for rifle (optional, but highly recommended)

Flashlight / Weapon mounted light also

Night vision goggles (if issued)

Sim Weapons and Ammo


Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Location: Pocatello Police Department, 911 N. 7th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83201

Cost: $600.00

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


Instructor(s): Mark Wells, Kevin Ross

Remarks: To register for this course, contact Pocatello PD Training Coordinator Jene Purman at 208-234-6129.

R4 Less Lethal Weapons Instructor (3 Day) Combined Tactical Systems- Pocatello CANCELLED

Course Number: R4315

Course Description:

This 3-day Instructor Certification Program is taught on an 8 hour/3 day basis and is designed for officers with a desire to obtain their less lethal instructor certification. Course includes both classroom and range exercises focusing on the history, nomenclature, applications, use of force considerations, training, and legalities of less lethal munitions, as well as integrating less lethal munitions into current departmental methods.  Officers will receive Instructor Certification in OC Aerosol, Chemical Munitions, Impact Munitions and Flashbang Devices upon completion of the 3 day course.

The training certificate for all CTSTI training courses is valid for 4 years from the completion. 

Dates: August 11-13, 2020 CANCELLED

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 24

Location: Pocatello Police Department, 911 N. 7th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83201

Cost: $795.00

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


Instructor(s): TBD

Remarks: To register for an upcoming class, please fill out this registration form and email to training@combinedsystems.com.

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 NTOA Supervising Patrol Critical Incidents- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4601

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide patrol supervisors with the information and tools needed to manage a critical incident prior to the arrival of SWAT. Understanding the methodology used in managing a dynamic tactical problem, incident command system fundamentals, and the 4 primary types of critical incidents involving an adversary will give the patrol supervisor the tools needed to succeed during these events.

  • The characteristics of a crisis
  • Basic law enforcement strategy
  • Primary mistakes made during large-scale incidents
  • Managing a dynamic tactical problem methodology
  • The basic strategy for managing chaos
  • The “Big Four”- hostage situations, barricaded suspects, active shooters, and apprehending fleeing felons
  • Lesson learned from case studies

Student requirements:

Law Enforcement Identification, computer or notebook (course materials will be made available via Dropbox). Business casual dress. This will be all classroom study.

Dates: October 26-27, 2020

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

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

Cost: $238 for current NTOA members, $293 for non-members, but a one year NTOA membership is included in this price.

Cancellation in full 30+ days prior to class. Within 30 days of class, a $100 fee assessed with written notice. Failure to show, with no written notice will result in no refund of course fees. NTOA reserves the right to cancel course 30 days from the course. NTOA will notify you immediately if this occurs.

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

Deadline: August 8, 2020

Instructor(s): TBA

Remarks: To resister for this course, click the following link- https:/training.ntoa.org/CourseRegistration/default.asp?num=20202820

Co-host point of contact- IFPD Training Coordinator Lori Posey 208-612-8619

Rental Car discount- Enterprise discount code XZ17D23, pin code NAT

Hotel- Hampton Inn 208-523-1400

R4 Taser Instructor, new and recertifying- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4337

Course Description:

NOTICE: BCSO will be implementing social distancing and decontamination procedures as part of this class. Students will be required to use hand sanitizer (provided) during the class, and throughout the training day(s).

This is the Taser (Axon) new instructor and recertifying instructors course.

Dates: May 26, 2020 (see below for an additional classroom day, to accommodate social distancing guidelines)

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8

The online training portion of this course cannot be used toward POST Certified Training hours, only the classroom portion. The online training hours may be recorded in MTRS for use toward the biennial training requirements.

This class will also have a 10 student limit per day. As a result, Taser will add a second classroom training day to accommodate this change.

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Ammon Field Office, 3750 E. Lincoln Rd., Ammon, ID 83406

Cost: Costs are determined by Axon upon registrations. New instructors will cost more than a recertifying instructor.

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

Deadline: May 8, 2020

Instructor(s): Taser Instructors TBD

Remarks: To register, click on the attached link for details and website information- Axon Academy Registration Process