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Additional Non-POST Sponsored Training

Listed below you will find information on these additional courses that are not sponsored by POST.

Courses with scheduled dates or available online
2021 Law Enforcement Leadership Course
HB200 Adult Sex Crimes Investigations Course
Utah Rules of Evidence – Admissibility of Eyewitness Testimony Online Training
Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)
2-Day Basic Peer Support Course
Phlebotomy Training
Introduction to Sexual Assault Investigation for the Rural Executive – Online
Introduction to to Sexual Assault Investigation for the Rural Investigator – Online
Basic Public Information Officer (registration on UTRAIN).

Courses with dates TBA
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
Utah Division of Emergency Management Training Calendar
Grade Crossing/Collision Investigation training
BCI Field Services Region Training
HIDTA – High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
Law Enforcement Leadership Institute – Management & Supervisory Leadership program
Mounted Patrol Officer (basic)
National Prevention Toolkit on Officer‐Involved Domestic Violence
Nationwide SAR Initiative – Line Officer Training for Suspicious Activity Reporting
NIMS and Emergency Management training
Objective Pre-Employment Interviewing
Police Motorcycle Training (Training dates May 2020)
Safe and Effective Incident Management for Law Enforcement
Sandy City Police hosted training schedule
Searching Mobile Devices
Seated Battery of Field Sobriety Tests
Traffic Accident Investigation courses – Advanced Investigation and Accident Reconstruction
Other online law enforcement resources

With the approval of the Agency’s Chief Administrative Officer, these training hours may be counted toward the statutory requirement for annual in-service training.

Note: The in-service training options posted on this webpage are not endorsed by Utah POST and are listed as possible in-service training options.  Check with your own agency to determine if the training would be accepted by your department.

NOTE: With recent developments regarding COVID-19, governmental restrictions and guidelines pertaining to meetings and social distancing the training’s listed below may be cancelled or be postponed. It is advised to contact the hosting agency to confirm if the training will take place.


HB200 ADULT SEX CRIMES INVESTIGATIONS COURSE (FALL 2021)

Training Details:

Course Description: Investigators are invited to attend a three-day course on sexual assault, taught by experts working in the field. This fully funded course will be offered semi-annually at the POST campus. It will cover the entire process of investigating a sexual assault from initial notification or call-out of an investigator through the final resolution. Our goal is to provide those newly assigned to sex crime investigations with a solid foundation and understanding of the process. This confidence will optimize their success, and ultimately provide the highest level of justice to the victim throughout the criminal process and beyond.

When: Due to COVID-19’s unforeseeable impact, and after much consideration, the HB200 POST Adult Sex Crimes Investigation’s Course will be postponed until September of 2021. The 24 officers currently enrolled will remain enrolled in the September 2021 class and will be contacted when a new date has been determined. Those officers on the waitlist will continue to be on the waitlist for this class and will be contacted if a spot becomes available. Please contact Julie Gomez at juliegomez@utah.gov if you are enrolled and wish to cancel.

**There is no cost to attend this training.** The creation and funding for this course was authorized by the Utah Legislature with the passage of the Sexual Assault Kit Processing Act (HB 200, 2017) which mandated the Department of Public Safety (DPS)/Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), and Utah Prosecution Council (UPC) develop and deliver a course with emphasis in the following areas:
• recognizing the symptoms of trauma
• understanding the impact of trauma on a victim
• responding to the needs and concerns of a victim of sexual assault
or sexual abuse
• delivering services to victims of sexual assault or sexual abuse in a compassionate, sensitive, and nonjudgmental manner
• understanding cultural perceptions and common myths of sexual assault and sexual abuse
• techniques of writing reports

**Lodging and per diem are available on a case by case basis**

Registration will open when a new Fall 2021 date is announced.


THE REID TECHNIQUE OF INVESTIGATIVE INTERVIEWING AND POSITIVE PERSUASION

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This training program will consist of three primary topics:
–Behavior Symptom Analysis
–The Behavior Analysis Interview
–The Seven Steps of Positive Persuasion

Training Details:

Where: Online Zoom Webinar

When: Choice of six different dates: 0800-1500 MDT

  • January 12, 2021
  • January 14, 2021
  • January 19, 2021
  • January 21, 2021
  • January 26, 2021
  • January 28, 2021

Cost: $149 per participant

Click here for more information.

To register visit:  Reid.com



HOMEFRONT PROTECTIVE GROUP – VIRTUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CLASSES

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Homefront Protective Group, Law Enforcement Training presents the following training courses:

  • AMBUSH: Recognizing, Avoiding and Defeating Ambush Attacks and Booby Traps targeting Law Enforcement
  • The Life and Pitfalls of an Undercover and Narcotics Investigator
  • Cognitive Interviewing: Tapping into the memory of traumatized victims and children
  • Identifying and Defeating Implicit Bias
  • Strangulation and Advanced Domestic Violence Investigations
  • Inmate/Criminal Manipulation Techniques
  • Detecting Deception in Written Documents
  • Tactical Communication: Managing difficult people through effective two-way communication & effective body language
  • Defensive Tactics: Recognize when to use it and what is appropriate

Training Details:

Where: Online Zoom Virtual Classroom

When: Various dates & times available

Cost: Varies depending on course

To register & for more information visit:  HomeFrontProtect.com


FREE TRAINING: IMPACT OF CHILDHOOD TRAUMA WEBINAR SERIES – 2 DAY EVENT

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This two-day webinar will provide state-of-the-art information on traumatic impact on young children. In particular, the child’s idiosyncratic experience will be highlighted, as well as the creative and unique defensive mechanisms they employ — defenses that are useful during traumatic events, and can become problematic later on. Children’s art work will be shown to clarify the profound impact of relational complex trauma on children’s sense of integrity, identity, and internal world views. Finally, information will be provided on consensus areas about how to best help children address traumatic impact in therapy, including a community response that consistently reinforces safety and trust, and trauma-informed responses.

Training Details:

Where: Online Webinar

When: January 26, 2021 0900-1100 MDT -or- January 27, 2021 0900-1100 MDT

Cost: Free-Register online

To register: Click on the preferred date above.


DE-ESCALATION INSTRUCTOR COURSE

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The Realistic De-Escalation Instructor Course thoroughly dissects the complex concept of “de-escalation” and the many elements in determining its feasibility or effectiveness in a variety of encounter types. This deeper knowledge of de-escalation is valuable to both line officers and the investigators and administrators called in to review force events after the fact. All these parties will need to determine to what extent using de-escalation techniques is feasible in specific high-pressure and rapidly unfolding encounters.

This course is designed for law enforcement trainers, whether they deal with street officers, field supervisors, investigators, attorneys, administrators or any other group within law enforcement. Instead of being based on the rhetoric that exists around the emotionally charged subject of police use-of-force encounters and the specter of excessive force, the curriculum is based on unbiased scientific realities. The Force Science Institute’s research into human behavior as it applies to high-pressure encounters and de-escalation provides essential insights for law enforcement personnel at all levels and is designed to be the basis for de-escalation training for police.

Training Details:  Training Open to Both Officers and De-Escalation Instructors

When: February 1-2, 2021 0800-1700 MST

Where: Hosted by: West Jordan PD – Veridian Event Center 8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, Utah 84088

Cost: $495

To register visit: Force Science Institute.org


CHILD MOLESTERS: UNDERSTANDING THE GROOMING BEHAVIOR OF ADULT OFFENDERS AND THE OFTEN COUNTER-INTUITIVE BEHAVIORS OF CHILD VICTIMS

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The presentation examines behaviors of offenders, such as grooming of victims and their families – as well as self-grooming by an offender to prepare himself to offend – that are engaged in to obtain access to victims, prevent disclosure of the sexual abuse, and to gain the trust and sometimes even “love” of their victims. Also, subsequent behaviors of these groomed victims may appear counter to what would be expected from a victim of sexual abuse (eg. delayed disclosure, recanting disclosure, appeared “attached to” or “defensive of” the offender). The presentation examines this through professional experience, personal research studies, available research, and uses videos of interviews of sex offenders and victims. Additionally, the presentation examines how these variables impact juries’ decisions in these types of cases (for example, if the victim appears ‘defensive’ of or “attached to” the offender, if the victim appears “happy” in images of CP, and the impact of substance abuse on the part of the victim). The training is geared toward attorneys and law enforcement officials who work these types of cases. Additionally, the presentation has received excellent feedback from victim advocates and mental health professionals who work with offenders or victims.

Training Details:

When: February 10, 2021 0730-1130 MST

Where: Online Webinar

Cost: Free

To register visit: DCAC.org


CHILD MOLESTERS: THE ANALYSIS OF PATTERNS OF DECEPTION AND DENIAL AMONG SEX OFFENDERS

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Dr. Turner provides training in the APODD, a research-based instrument for use in interviewing and interrogating adults suspected of sexual offenses. The instrument was created by analysis of interviews and interrogations made with adult male suspects accused of sexual offenses who are interviewed but not charged. The purpose of the research is to compare the response patterns of this group of individuals with a group of offenders that have been convicted who are still denying their offenses. These two groups represent, in the research, an “innocent” group versus a “guilty” group.

Training Details:

When: February 11, 2021 0730-1130 MST

Where: Online Webinar

Cost: Free

To register visit: DCAC.org


 

DIVERSITY AWARENESS TRAINING FOR POLICE DEPARTMENTS

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Below are the topics of discussion in the 1-hour training:
1. Recognizing and Addressing Implicit Bias and Diversity Awareness
2. Seeing How Stereotypes Impact the Relationships
3. Effectively Engaging Diverse Communities

Training Details:

Where: Online Webinar

Cost: $99 – allows for unlimited viewing for members of your Police Department (online purchase available through 02/21)

To purchase visit: TheAcademicNetwork.net


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIELD TRAINING OFFICERS – BASIC FIELD TRAINING OFFICER SCHOOL

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The National Association of Field Training Officers continues preparing your Field Training Unit for the challenges of 21st century policing by providing comprehensive and client-oriented curriculum. NAFTO is proud to offer our Basic Field Training Officer Course in South Jordan, UT, a 20-minute drive from Salt Lake City Airport. This training is designed to for personnel entering Field Training Units in Patrol, Detention, Communications, and Support Services. It is a requirement that you bring a laptop, tablet, or other device on which you can view and complete PDF documents.

Training Details:

Where: Hosted by NAFTO @ Embassy Suites South Jordan, 10333 South Jordan Gateway, South Jordan, Utah 84095

When: March 8-10, 2021 0800-1700

Cost: $350 per person. 

Click here for an informational flier

To register visit:  NAFTO.org


LEGALLY JUSTIFIED; BUT WAS IT AVOIDABLE?

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Legally Justified; But was it Avoidable analyzes dozens of recent use of force videos and focuses on the totality of the interaction. We dissect the behavior of the offender and more importantly, the thoughts and behavioral processes of the officer(s) involved. Specifically, we consider if poor or ill-advised tactics, ineffective communication, a lack of personal control and/or a misunderstanding of acute stress led the officer(s) to escalate the event unintentionally and unconsciously.

Training Details:

Where: Hosted by: Sandy City Police Department, 10000 S. Centennial Parkway, Sandy, Utah

When: March 16, 2021 0800-1700

Cost: $199 per person. 

Click here for an informational flier

To register visit:  CalibrePress.com


ONLINE TRAINING SYMPOSIUM

COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this 4-hour webinar, an overview of some of our most popular course curriculum will translate into practical application strategies to help maximize effective responses to everyday law enforcement situations and help to minimize unnecessary negative exposure to that response. Below, you will find a list of our featured Subject Matter Experts and their respective topics:
Sergeant Glenn Albin: Behavioral Considerations Associated with Targeted Violence
Sergeant Chris Sciba: Critial Incident Responses, Use of Force Considerations and De-Escalation
Sergeant Juan Vallejo: Officer Involved Critical Incident Investigations and Aftermath
Lieutenant Rebecca Rosenblatt: Media Relations – Social Media Strategies to Aid in Critical Incidents
This Webinar is not a substitute for the POST Certified training offered within each training course listed above, but will provide attendees dialogue and some of the insight needed to formulate effective responses to incidents affecting law enforcement organizations every day.

Training Details:

Where: Online Zoom Webinar

When: March 19, 2021 0900-1300 hours

Cost: $99 per student

To register visit: Third Degree Communications


INTERVIEW & INTERROGATION TRAINING

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The 3-day Interview & Interrogation class offers comprehensive practical, psychological, and emotional insight into the dynamics of interpersonal communication.
Students will learn behavior analysis skills to increase accuracy in discerning truthful from deceptive verbal and non-verbal responses from people. We explore the art of active listening and how to build rapport with people based on trust. The student will then undergo an extensive step by step walk through of the entire Interview and Interrogation process. Interspersed with the instruction are actual suspect interviews dissected and explained by the instructors, practical exercises on up to date interrogation case law, and proven lawful and ethical methods of eliciting truthful information from subjects. Our flagship I&I class is taught by current law enforcement officers practicing and teaching their proven methods from decades of experience.

Training Details:

Where: Hosted by: Unified Police Department (UPD), 3365 South 900 West, Salt Lake City, Utah

When: March 29-31, 2021

Cost: $525 per student

To register visit: Third Degree Communications

Click here for an informational flyer.


THE REID TECHNIQUE FOR PATROL OFFICERS

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This on-line training program is designed to present tactics from the Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation for Patrol Officers to use on the street. Whether or not you have attended our 24-hour training course on the Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation this on-line program will isolate those tactics from the Reid Technique that you can use on the street. These tactics will help you identify when a suspect is lying and how to get more information from suspects on the street. This course contains a study guide you can print and an optional test you can take at the conclusion of the program. This program has been approved by several state POST agencies for One Hour of credit.

Training Details:

Where: Online

Cost: $99 per person. If an organization purchases 5 or more programs the cost is reduced to $89 per person

Click here for an informational flier

To register visit:  Reid.com


DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ELDER JUSTICE INITIATIVE

COURSE DESCRIPTION: As part of its unwavering commitment to Elder Justice, the US Department of Justice and its various components have invested heavily in the development of resources to support law enforcement efforts to combat elder abuse. There are now a list of elder justice resources designed for local, state and federal law enforcement officers to more aggressively and effectively respond to elder abuse, neglect, and financial fraud and exploitation. Join us in promoting justice for older Americans. Click here for more information.
US Department of Justice Elder Justice Initiative website


LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTISM SENSITIVITY TRAINING – ONLINE

COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course instructors from The Scott Center for Autism Treatment will provide officers some guidelines for interacting with individuals with ASD in community and emergency settings, in an effort to reduce the possibility of misunderstanding or escalation when real situations arise.

Participants will learn how to recognize common behaviors exhibited by individuals with ASD, how best to respond in an emergency situation involving someone with ASD, and how to manage risk when interacting with this population. The structure of this course will be a combination of in-seat learning, role-playing with video scenarios, and question and answer sessions.

The following provides an outline of what is to be expected during this training:

  • Introduction – What is ASD?
  • Why is this training important?
  • How do I recognize a person who may have ASD?
  • How should I respond to be most successful with individuals with ASD?
  • How can I best manage risk in situations involving individuals with ASD?
  • Rehearsal: Practice
  • Q&A

Online self-paced format allowing officers to progress at their own pace while equipping them with access to Scott Center-led instruction.

For a limited time, we are offering the course free to anyone who signs up and uses the coupon code: FREE

Click here to sign up: https://thescottcenterforautismtreatment.thinkific.com/

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Boyd Mark
The Scott Center for Autism Treatment
(321) 674-8106
bmark@fit.edu


INTRODUCTION TO SEXUAL ASSAULT INVESTIGATION FOR THE RURAL EXECUTIVE – ONLINE

 COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Rural law enforcement executives have the opportunity to have a significant influence on those they supervise and on their community’s attitude toward sexual assault. They are responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that supports a victim-centered response to sexual assault. This course will enhance the capability of rural law enforcement personnel to manage and investigate sexual assault cases in their community. Topics include the dynamics of sexual assault, recognizing victim trauma, the benefits of a team approach to sexual assault investigation, creating a department sexual assault policy and procedure along with self-assessment tools, understanding the medical-forensic examination, alcohol/drug facilitated sexual assault, handling media relations, and developing sexual assault cases from the prosecutor’s perspective. Obstacles, resources and benefits to the department will also be explored.

Target Audience:  Rural Law Enforcement Chiefs, Sheriffs, and command staff

Follow link below for registration and information:

Introduction to Sexual Assault Investigation for the Rural Executive Online (18 hrs) 


INTRODUCTION TO SEXUAL ASSAULT INVESTIGATION FOR THE RURAL INVESTIGATOR – ONLINE

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The response to, and investigation of, sexual assault crimes requires a victim centered approach as part of an effective investigation.  This course is designed to enable rural officers to better understand the impact of sexual assault upon victims as well as apprehend the offender.  The course includes recognizing victim trauma, understanding the medical forensic exam process, using effective victim interviewing techniques, and strategies for investigating and preparing sexual assault cases for prosecution.

This online training will include scenarios to enhance the information given as well as videos and audio narration. The online courses will be available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for a specified period of time.

Topics Include:

  • Dynamics of Sexual Violence & Cultural Awareness
  • First Responder
  • Alcohol/Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Assault Medical-Forensic Examination
  • Crime Scene
  • Victim Interview
  • Suspect Interview & Interrogation
  • A Prosecutor’s Perspective

Target Audience:  New rural law enforcement officers and investigators

Follow link below for registration and information:

Introduction to Sexual Assault Investigation for the Rural Investigator Online (21 hrs)


LAW ENFORCEMENT INTERACTION WITH THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING TRAINING

Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) has identified some valuable training to assist Law Enforcement officers as they respond to various challenges within Utah’s communities. Utah POST attempts to identify local and national trends to share with the officers it serves. The training video outlines some of the communication challenges that may arise as officers respond to calls for service involving people with disabilities.

The following is the link to the training – https://www.aclu.org/video/marlee-matlin-deaf-and-police-interaction

This particular training video introduces communication obstacles as officers interact with those who use sign language as their primary form of communication. POST invites you to view this training training video (approximately 8 minutes long) and to share it with your fellow officers. Thank for being part of the Utah law enforcement community and for serving within Utah’s communities.


DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TRAINING (Formerly DES and Homeland Security)

Training Available at no cost or low cost.
Do not register through POST
Please contact the following web page to register for this training:
For training information and courses visit https://dem.utah.gov/training-and-exercise/


GRADE CROSSING/COLLISION INVESTIGATION TRAINING

For additional information about the Grade Crossing Collision Investigation Course,
or to request training, contact the following GCCI Instructor:
Officer Rick Thornton
Union Pacific Railroad Police
RLTHORNT@UP.COM
Office (801) 212-5400
Fax (402) 997-3242
Or please visit www.oli.org 


TEN STEPS TO A GRAFFITI FREE CITY

Ten Steps to a Graffiti Free City” has been approved by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST).  This 8-Hour course has achieved the National Certification Program seal for both on-line and in-person participants.

This course will cover how to conduct a successful graffiti investigation as well as the ten proven steps a city needs to take to become graffiti free.
 
For more information on the training please visit: http://www.thegraffiticonsultants.com/. 

HIDTA – HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA

High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area training. These classes are offered and
funded by Rocky Mountain HIDTA. These classes generally do not require
a registration fee.

For course information and locations  or to register please contact the HIDTA Offices: Sergeant Jeff Bredehoeft (303) 671-2180 ext. 224


THE NATIONAL PREVENTION TOOLKIT ON OFFICER‐INVOLVED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS NOW LIVE!

This new FREE online resource is available to all criminal justice agencies and officers across the United States.
The National Prevention Toolkit includes two online training modules, a comprehensive resource site, and multimedia tools that reinforce the message of the curriculum: “Preventing Violence Begins at Home.”
Content in the National Prevention Toolkit includes: Online Training Curriculum with Certificates of Completion.
 
Training Module for all Officers including information on:
Dynamics of Officer‐Involved Domestic Violence
Warning Signs
Understanding an Officer who is a Victim
Emphasizing Professionalism
Why Reporting is Essential

Training Module for Supervisors with Risk Management Strategies on: 
Lautenberg Amendment
Pre‐Employment Screening
New Officer Training
Creating a Healthy Law Enforcement Culture
Community Involvement
Steps Toward Change
Resource Site
State Laws
State Policies on Officer‐Involved Domestic Violence
Anonymous Self‐Assessments
Hotline Information
Domestic & Sexual Violence Resources
LGBT Resources
Mental Health Resources
Substance Abuse Resources
Suicide Resources (for individuals, families, and friends)

Join the National Effort.  Have officers in your agency log on and complete the training modules now available on the National Prevention Toolkit. http://nationaltoolkit.csw. fsu.edu/

For login credentials please contact the course sponsors – http://nationaltoolkit.csw.fsu.edu/contact/

Interested participants should verify with their agency that this training will be accepted as on-going in-service training credit.

NOTE: These are prevention tools and should not be used after an officer has committed domestic violence.

Please take a moment to review this information.
Together we can save lives and careers. After all, Preventing Violence Begins at Home!

 

COMBAT THINKING FOR LAW ENFORCERS

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Combating Thinking for Law Enforcers is a comprehensive training which focuses on techniques designed to increase officer safety and overall attentiveness.  Combat thinking is a way of superior training utilizing mental preparation to distinguish and evaluate threats against police.

Training Location:  Consulting Training Group is looking for agency’s to host this course

Click here for an informational flyer.


EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TRAINING

Online

ICS-100: Introduction to ICS
ICS-200: Basic ICS
FEMA IS-700: NIMS, An Introduction

Contact
Kris Repp is the current training coordinator for the Division of Emergency Management.
Phone- 801-538-3776 Email- krepp@utah.gov
Additional training is also available online at: www.training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/crslist.asp


OBJECTIVE PRE-EMPLOYMENT INTERVIEWING

Dealing Effectively with Applicant Misrepresentation
$325.00 Per person, discounts of 10% with 5 or more
For more information contact:
Stanley M. Slowik, Inc.
Phone 303-674-5125
Fax 303-674-2124
Email  slowik@worldnet.att.net


SAFE AND EFFECTIVE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

Utah Peace Officer Training (UPOA)
For the UPOA training schedule go to www.upoa.org


SANDY CITY POLICE HOSTED TRAINING SCHEDULE

Contact Information: B.L. Smith, at blsmith@sandy.utah.gov Sandy City Police Training Coordinator
10000 South Centennial Parkway, Sandy, Utah 84070
801-568-7240 FAX 801-568-7226 


SEARCHING MOBILE DEVICES

The Supreme Court’s decision was unanimous and emphatic. Absent exigent circumstances or other warrantless search exception, such as searchable probation or parole, law enforcement officers will need to obtain a warrant to search a suspect’s phone. Law enforcement officers are presented with a choice when considering the new requirement. We can lament the decision and complain about how it made an already difficult job more complicated or we can adapt. As a benefit, investigators can leverage the probable cause requirement to target sources of information that were previously overlooked such as provider records, cell site location data, application data, and backup files. Obtaining a search warrant has additional benefits. It makes it more difficult for a defense attorney to suppress evidence obtained as a result of the judicially authorized search. It also gives law enforcement officers the opportunity to hone their search warrant writing skills, which can then be applied to other criminal investigations requiring a warrant. Search warrants will no longer be considered the exclusive purview of the experienced investigator, detective, or narcotics officer. Patrol officers and deputies will find themselves writing search warrants for phones to recover evidence related to their arrests. Nearly everyone has a phone or mobile device and almost every crime can involve those devices. It is difficult to commit a crime without using a mobile device before, during, or after the commission of a crime. The evidence of those crimes rests in the suspect’s mobile device and in the records maintained by the provider. The choice is simple. Either write a warrant to search the phone or don’t and miss critical evidence in a criminal investigation. The search warrant requirement may add some time and effort to complete an investigation, but in the long run, the Supreme Court decision is a benefit for the law enforcement community.

About the Author:
Aaron Edens is an Instructor with POLICE TECHNICAL, the Managing Editor of POLICE PUBLISHING, the author of 150 Search Warrants, Court Orders, and Affidavits, and a former police officer in northern California. Edens spent six years as an Intelligence Unit Detective assigned to the FBI-Joint Terrorism Task Force. During that time he investigated international terrorism and Southwest Asian organized crime as well as major narcotics trafficking. Edens has been a certified mobile phone examiner since 2005 and has completed over 1,000 forensic examinations. He has taught mobile phone investigative techniques to thousands of law enforcement officers, analysts, and attorneys. Aaron lives in northern California with his wife and family.

POLICE TECHNICAL provides superior quality technical training to law enforcement personnel nationally.  Contact Info: info@policetechnical.com  812-232-4200


SEATED BATTERY OF FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS

Date and Time: TBA

Description:

**Students must be currently proficient on the NHTSA standing battery of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.**

The National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) in conjunction with the United States Coast Guard and the Southern California Research Institute (SCRI) have developed an alternative, validated battery of field sobriety tests.  This battery of tests was originally developed for use in ‘Boating Under the Influence’ cases, but has proven robust and reliable for individuals suspected of DUI for whom the standing NHTSA battery of tests would be inappropriate.  This includes people with knee, leg or back injuries or other disabilities.

This battery of field tests will provide a valuable addition to the skill set of any officer that routinely enforces DUI laws.  The course consists of classroom instruction and test battery practice with volunteer drinkers.

Contact Sergeant Jared Cornia with questions or for more information at jcornia@utah.gov

To Register contact Heidi Dunn at: heididunn@utah.gov or by telephone at 801-284-5500