R4 Managing an Incident Command Post and Tactical Operations Center- CANCELLED

Course Number: R4703

Course Description:

This one-day course is designed to provide law enforcement supervisors and command personnel with the information and tools needed to manage a large-scale critical incident. This course will include a NIMS review, but the focus of the course is providing the tools for supervisors and command personnel to succeed when responding to active threats. The roles and responsibilities of the Incident Commander will be discussed and applied through practical group exercises. Command decision-making through a proven system that streamlines the flow of direction and information will be a central focus of this course.

Dates: June 1, 2021 CANCELLED

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8

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

Cost: NTOA Members $169.00, Non-Members (Includes one year NTOA Membership)- $224.00

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


Instructor(s): Mark Pergola

Remarks: To register for this event, click here-  Commandshttp://training.ntoa.org/CourseRegistration/default.asp?num=20211960

R4 FBI Regional Crisis Negotiations Course- Pocatello FREE CLASS

Course Number: R4224

Course Description:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting a 40 hour Regional Crisis Negotiation Course, designed to provide law enforcement officers with a basic understanding of the philosophy and components of effective crisis negotiation.  The course combines classroom learning and practical exercises.  The classroom instruction will focus on fundamentals of crisis negotiation, active listening skills, the tactical role of the negotiators, suicide assessment and intervention, high risk indicators and team protocol.  Practical exercises are incorporated into the course.  These involve a variety of scenarios designed to encourage the use of active listening skills in a variety of crisis settings.  The course instruction is provided by members of the Salt Lake City FBI’s Crisis Negotiation Team.

Dates: June 21-25, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Location: 1 Hoku Way, Pocatello, ID 83204

Cost: FREE

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


Instructor(s): To register for this course, contact Captain Kathleen Ballard at kathleenb@bannockcounty.us or 208-236-7144


R4 Mobile Field Force Instructor- Pocatello

Course Number: R4 309A

Course Description:

This Idaho POST approved, train the trainer course, is designed to provide students the necessary understanding and skills needed to effectively work in a Mobile Field Force (MFF) environment.  This  Mobile Field Force & Crowd Control training is available to current LE Officers with Patrol or Probation & Parole certification who wish to obtain the instructor level training required to apply for the POST high liability Crowd Control Instructor endorsement.

This is a very physically demanding course, developed as a hands-on performance based block of instruction utilizing practical exercises and scenario based training to actively engage the student.  Students will be required to effectively demonstrate and provide instruction to other students related to MFF operations, and provide a classroom presentation on course related topics.

Upon completion of the course, participants will have the necessary skills to instruct other officers in the different types of Crowds and effective Crowd Management, Field Level MFF Platoon and Squad formations, tactics, and movements; as well as MFF Vehicle formations, tactics, and movements.


Attendance at this training does not guarantee Instructor certification and endorsement.  To obtain a POST certified instructor endorsement in this High Liability discipline additional training requirements must be met.  Please refer to the document link below.


Pre-requisites for attendance 

    • Completed Instructor Development at registration
    • 3 years of full-time LEO experience
    • Basic LEO certification
    • Registration applications will be vetted by POST for approval to attend

Dates:        May 10-14, 2021

Times:       0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40


Pocatello Police  Department Training Room,
911 N. 7th Ave.,
Pocatello, ID 83202

Cost: $350.00      Payable to POST

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

Deadline: April 23, 2021   32 seats are available

Instructor(s):   Lt. Kerry Giesige, Retired, Long Beach PD

Registration: Use the REGISTRATION LINK provided below.


The Lead Instructor is Retired Lt. Kerry Giesige, a 25 year veteran of the Long Beach Ca. Police Department, with over 30 total years in the field of Law Enforcement.  During his career with the Long Beach PD, Lt. Giesige spent over 16 years in the Gang and Violent Crimes Division assigned to the Gang Enforcement Section both as a Detective and Sergeant.  This section was made up of 40 Detectives, 5 sergeants and a Lieutenant, and was the Primary Mobile Field Force (MFF) Platoon for the Long Beach PD, as well as the primary Mutual Aid Platoon for Los Angeles County. Lt. Giesige began his Law Enforcement career in 1992 during the aftermath of the Rodney King Riots, since that time he has deployed over 100 times as a MFF Operator, Squad Leader, and MFF Instructor.
Since retirement, he has spent the last 3-1/2 years as a Primary Instructor at Idaho POST teaching Firearms, Tactical Combat Casualty Care (Tac Med), Mobile Field Force In-Service Training and evaluating and instructing during POST Patrol Academy scenarios.

Additional certified Instructors will be used throughout the week as needed to maintain an appropriate instructor student ratio, specifically during practical applications