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R2 Mobile Field Force and Crowd Management Train The Trainer

Course Number: R2 309A

Description:  Mobile Field Force & Crowd Control Train The Trainer

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.

CLASS  EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS 

Student should bring the following:

  • Duty belt (no live weapons, ammunition, Tasers, OC, etc while training)
  • 24” or 36” Straight Stick baton and baton ring (Preferred)
  • Helmet w/face shield or other eye protection (If Available)
  • Gas mask and pouch with the ability to be worn on support side (If Available)
  • Appropriate clothing, gloves and shoes for outdoor training
  • Laptop Computer and or ability to do research and note taking
  • Outdoor camping style chair for outdoor instruction/breaks
  • Drinks, snacks, sunscreen etc. (water will be provided)

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

 Mobile Field Force flyer

Note :  Completion of this class does not guarantee Instructor endorsement in the Mobile Field Force & Crowd Control/Crowd Management discipline.  Additional requirements must be met before applying for Instructor endorsement. 


MMF..CC Instructor Endorsement requirements 2022

Dates:   August 8 – 12, 2022

Time:    0800-1700

Credit Hours:   40

Location:  TBD

Cost: $  350.00          Payable to Idaho POST
              (Tuition does not include meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:  July 25, 2022  NOTE  – this class is limited to 40 participants.

Instructors:   Lt. Kerry Giesige, Retired, Long Beach PD

The Lead Instructor is Retired Lt. Kerry Giesige, a 25 year veteran of the Long Beach Ca. Police Department, with over 35 total years in the field of Law Enforcement and Law Enforcement training. During his career with the Long Beach Police Department, Lt. Giesige spent over 16 years in the Gang and Violent Crimes Division assigned to the Gang Enforcement Section both as a Field 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 Police Department, 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 in Los Angeles County.   Since that time, he had deployed and trained well over 100 times as a MFF Operator, Squad Leader, and MFF Instructor.

Since retirement, he has spent the last 4-1/2 years as a Primary Instructor at Idaho POST teaching Firearms, Tactical Combat Casualty Care (Tac Med), ALERRT, ERASE, Mobile Field Force In-Service Training as well as evaluating and instructing during POST Patrol Academy scenarios.

Additional  Instructors TBD

POST CoordinatorJeff Sklar
jeff.sklar@post.idaho.gov or call 208-509-2797

Registration: Use the REGISTRATION LINK provided below.

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

 

R2 Mobile Field Force and Crowd Management Train The Trainer Cancelled 04/26/22

Course Number: R2 309A

Description:  Mobile Field Force & Crowd Control Train The Trainer

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.

CLASS  EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS 

Student should bring the following:

  • Duty belt (no live weapons, ammunition, Tasers, OC, etc while training)
  • 24” or 36” Straight Stick baton and baton ring (Preferred)
  • Helmet w/face shield or other eye protection (If Available)
  • Gas mask and pouch with the ability to be worn on support side (If Available)
  • Appropriate clothing, gloves and shoes for outdoor training
  • Laptop Computer and or ability to do research and note taking
  • Outdoor camping style chair for outdoor instruction/breaks
  • Drinks, snacks, sunscreen etc. (water will be provided)

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

 Mobile Field Force flyer

Note :  Completion of this class does not guarantee Instructor endorsement in the Mobile Field Force & Crowd Control/Crowd Management discipline.  Additional requirements must be met before applying for Instructor endorsement. 


MMF..CC Instructor Endorsement requirements 2022

Dates:   May 9 – 13, 2022

Time:    0800-1700

Credit Hours:   40

Location:

Nampa Police Department
820 2nd Street South
Nampa, Idaho 83651

 

Cost: $  350.00          Payable to Idaho POST
              (Tuition does not include meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:  April 25, 2022  NOTE  – this class is limited to 40 participants.

Instructors:   Lt. Kerry Giesige, Retired, Long Beach PD

The Lead Instructor is Retired Lt. Kerry Giesige, a 25 year veteran of the Long Beach Ca. Police Department, with over 35 total years in the field of Law Enforcement and Law Enforcement training. During his career with the Long Beach Police Department, Lt. Giesige spent over 16 years in the Gang and Violent Crimes Division assigned to the Gang Enforcement Section both as a Field 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 Police Department, 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 in Los Angeles County.   Since that time, he had deployed and trained well over 100 times as a MFF Operator, Squad Leader, and MFF Instructor.

Since retirement, he has spent the last 4-1/2 years as a Primary Instructor at Idaho POST teaching Firearms, Tactical Combat Casualty Care (Tac Med), ALERRT, ERASE, Mobile Field Force In-Service Training as well as evaluating and instructing during POST Patrol Academy scenarios.

Additional  Instructors TBD

POST CoordinatorJeff Sklar
jeff.sklar@post.idaho.gov or call 208-509-2797

Registration: Use the REGISTRATION LINK provided below.

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

 

R3 228F Officer Involved Shooting and Use of Force Investigations- Kimberly

Course Number: 228F

Course Description:

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

Dates: March 7, 2022 – March 9, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 24

Location:

Rock Creek Fire Station
1559 Main St N
Kimberly, ID 83341

Cost: $350 payable to PATC

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

Deadline: 02/28/2022

Instructor(s): Mark Kollar

Remarks: Register at the PATC website, located here- https://www.patc.com/training/register.php?ID=18553

 

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/

R2 Officer Involved Shooting and Use of Force Investigations- Caldwell

Course Number: 228F

Course Description:

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

Dates: January 10, 2022 – January 12, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 24

Location:

Caldwell Police Department – Community Room
110 S 5th Ave.
Caldwell, ID 83605

Cost: $350 payable to PATC

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

Deadline: 01/01/2022

Instructor(s): Mark Kollar

Remarks: Register at the PATC website, located here- https://www.patc.com/training/register.php?ID=18481

Contact Lt. Doug Winfield with any questions in regards to the facilities or area at dwinfield@cityofcaldwell.org or at (208) 455-4534

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

R4 Detect, Deter, Defeat Human Behavior Threat Analysis- Pocatello

Course Number: R4139

Course Description:

Detect – Human Behavior Analysis is a method of observing people and accurately predicting what their next course of action will be. Social Science has concluded that human behavior can be quite predictable, and it gives the bearer an ability to influence actions and reactions at all levels of public contact. Wouldn’t it be beneficial for the officer to know ahead of time if encounters are going to result in malice or harm toward them? This program teaches the officer to recognize behavior cues that improve their ability to make accurate assumptions about an individual’s thought process, emotional state and plans of action. It also allows an officer to detect individuals who are being deceptive and assist in locating criminals attempting to hide in crowds.

Deter – Human behavior analysis allows an officer to effectively spot dangerous individuals and defuse potential problems before they ever get out of the box. They can also use this information to assist in de-escalating tensions, avoiding potential violent confrontations and maintain stability of volatile situations or hostile scenes. Officers will be able to identify those who consider them as a threat and those who consider them as non-threatening. They will be able to identify the differences between a person who is angry, distraught, mentally disturbed, highly emotional, or whether that person has intentions of malice and harm.

Defeat – How much safer and more effective would an officer be if he or she had the ability to know what a person’s intent is before that action takes place? Being able to observe and understand human behavior indicators gives the officer an ability to better control any deteriorating situation and produce a more favorable and nonviolent outcome. This program teaches the officer methods and actions to diffuse hostilities and defend themselves without resulting in conflict or violence.

Dates: April 25-26, 2022

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

Location: Bannock County Sheriff’s Office, 5800 S. 5th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83204

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/211887114880157

Use of Force for Instructors (Updated for 2021)- Salmon

Course Number: R4 161A

Course Description:

This is the POST Basic Academy Use of Force course, adapted for Idaho POST Certified High Liability Instructors and updated for 2021. The course will qualify for High Liability Endorsement instructor training hours.

The first day of class will focus on legal aspects of Use of Force, covering the following objectives:

  • Seizures under the 4th Amendment
  • Legal standards as applied to Graham v. Connor, Tennessee v. Garner, and other relevant case law
  • Deadly force and objective reasonableness
  • Legal issues related to intermediate weapons
  • Dealing with suspects’ due process rights
  • Understanding qualified immunity

The second day of class will address the practical aspects of using force. We will discuss the physiological changes which occur under high levels of stress, such as in a deadly force encounter.

  • Articulating use of force in accordance to constitutional standards
  • Overcoming unnecessary hesitation when using force
  • Identifying methods to overcoming hesitation
  • Human performance factors that impact use of force response

New material updated from the 2018 POST Use of Force instructor update courses:

  • Deadly Force Encounters, updated for 2021
  • Ambushes and unprovoked attacks, US Department of Justice 2019
  • Safety Priorities Decision Making matrix replacing the Priorities of Life matrix, NTOA 2018 Tactical Response and Operations Standards
  • Unintended consequences of improper commands issued during high stress situations- Why “Show me your hands!” is an improper and dangerous command
  • Science Based Learning
  • Shoot/No Shoot Decisions: The effect of muzzle-position (2020 University Colorado, Denver)

Dates: August 5-6, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

Location: Idaho Department of Fish and Game Offices, 99 Hwy 93 North, Salmon, ID

Cost: Free

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

Deadline: July 30, 2021 (midnight)

Instructor(s): Matt Bloodgood, Idaho POST Regional Training Specialist

Remarks: This course is open to current POST Certified Instructors, or prospective instructors, particularly those who intend to teach a high liability subject.

SEATING LIMITED TO 20 SEATS

Use of Force for Instructors (Updated for 2021)- Meridian

Course Number: R2 161A

Course Description:

This is the POST Basic Academy Use of Force course, adapted for Idaho POST Certified High Liability Instructors and updated for 2021. The course will qualify for High Liability Endorsement instructor training hours.

The first day of class will focus on legal aspects of Use of Force, covering the following objectives:

  • Seizures under the 4th Amendment
  • Legal standards as applied to Graham v. Connor, Tennessee v. Garner, and other relevant case law
  • Deadly force and objective reasonableness
  • Legal issues related to intermediate weapons
  • Dealing with suspects’ due process rights
  • Understanding qualified immunity

The second day of class will address the practical aspects of using force. We will discuss the physiological changes which occur under high levels of stress, such as in a deadly force encounter.

  • Articulating use of force in accordance to constitutional standards
  • Overcoming unnecessary hesitation when using force
  • Identifying methods to overcoming hesitation
  • Human performance factors that impact use of force response

New material updated from the 2018 POST Use of Force instructor update courses:

  • Deadly Force Encounters, updated for 2021
  • Ambushes and unprovoked attacks, US Department of Justice 2019
  • Safety Priorities Decision Making matrix replacing the Priorities of Life matrix, NTOA 2018 Tactical Response and Operations Standards
  • Unintended consequences of improper commands issued during high stress situations- Why “Show me your hands!” is an improper and dangerous command
  • Science Based Learning
  • Shoot/No Shoot Decisions: The effect of muzzle-position (2020 University Colorado, Denver)

Dates: May 13-14, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

Location: POST Academy Classroom A, Meridian Campus, 700 S. Stratford, Meridian, ID

Cost: Free

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

Deadline: April 30, 2021 (midnight)

Instructor(s): Matt Bloodgood, Idaho POST Regional Training Specialist

Remarks: This course is open to current POST Certified Instructors, or prospective instructors, particularly those who intend to teach a high liability subject.

SEATING LIMITED TO 32 SEATS

R4 Use of Force for Instructors (Updated for 2021)- Chubbuck

Course Number: R4161A

Course Description:

This is the POST Basic Academy Use of Force course, adapted for Idaho POST Certified High Liability Instructors and updated for 2021. The course will qualify for High Liability Endorsement instructor training hours.

The first day of class will focus on legal aspects of Use of Force, covering the following objectives:

  • Seizures under the 4th Amendment
  • Legal standards as applied to Graham v. Connor, Tennessee v. Garner, and other relevant case law
  • Deadly force and objective reasonableness
  • Legal issues related to intermediate weapons
  • Dealing with suspects’ due process rights
  • Understanding qualified immunity

The second day of class will address the practical aspects of using force. We will discuss the physiological changes which occur under high levels of stress, such as in a deadly force encounter.

  • Articulating use of force in accordance to constitutional standards
  • Overcoming unnecessary hesitation when using force
  • Identifying methods to overcoming hesitation
  • Human performance factors that impact use of force response

New material updated from the 2018 POST Use of Force instructor update courses:

  • Deadly Force Encounters, updated for 2021
  • Ambushes and unprovoked attacks, US Department of Justice 2019
  • Safety Priorities Decision Making matrix replacing the Priorities of Life matrix, NTOA 2018 Tactical Response and Operations Standards
  • Unintended consequences of improper commands issued during high stress situations- Why “Show me your hands!” is an improper and dangerous command
  • Science Based Learning
  • Shoot/No Shoot Decisions: The effect of muzzle-position (2020 University Colorado, Denver)

Dates: May 3-4, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

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

Cost: Free

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

Deadline: April 26, 2021 (midnight)

Instructor(s): Matt Bloodgood, Idaho POST Regional Training Specialist

Remarks: This course is open to current POST Certified Instructors, or prospective instructors, particularly those who intend to teach a high liability subject.

SEATING LIMITED TO 35 SEATS

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