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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
HB200 Adult Sex Crimes Investigations Course
Utah Rules of Evidence – Admissibility of Eyewitness Testimony Online Training
BCI Field Services Region 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
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.


STREET CRIMES TRAINING

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Be the best trained officer at your agency.  3 days of Street Crimes will give you years of valuable street-tested techniques and tactics that you can use immediately on your very next shift. 

Training Details:

Where: Hosted by: Sandy City Police Department, 10000 S. Centennial Pkwy
Sandy City, UT 84070

When: September 21 – 23, 2020 0830-1630 hours

Cost: $399 per student

To register visit: StreetCrimes.com

Click here for an informational flyer.


CRITICAL INCIDENT RESPONSE, USE OF FORCE & DE-ESCALATION

COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this highly impactful 8 hour course, students will learn the most important elements of responding to and safely resolving critical incidents. Topics covered in class: use of force, threat
analysis, de-escalation, command and control, perimeter tactics, ICS, active shooter, hostage/barricade, officer involved incidents, media relations, critical incident stress debriefing, and after action protocol. This course is designed especially for patrol officers, field sergeants, and lieutenants.

Training Details:

Where: Hosted by: Sandy City Police Department, 10000 S. Centennial Pkwy
Sandy City, UT 84070

When: September 14, 2020 0800 to 1700 hours

Cost: $225 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


HB200 ADULT SEX CRIMES INVESTIGATIONS COURSE (NEW DATE ANNOUNCED)

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.

Where: Sponsored by: Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
410 West 9800 South, Sandy, Utah 84070

Due to COVID-19’s unforeseeable impact, the POST Adult Sex Crimes Investigation’s Course that was previously scheduled for September 14-16, 2020, has been rescheduled for February 8-10, 2021 at POST. Anyone currently enrolled will be automatically moved to the February class. If you can’t attend or would like to cancel, please contact Julie Gomez @ juliegomez@utah.gov.

When: February 8-10, 2021 (New Date)

**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**

To register for the training please register through the ACADIS portal
For account access questions email – support@utahpost.org

Limited seats are available so register early.

Click here for a pdf flyer.


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS (NASRO) BASIC SRO COURSE

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This 40-hour course is designed for any law enforcement officer or school administrator working in an educational environment. The course emphasizes three main areas of instruction:
• Functioning as a police officer in the school setting
• Working as a resource and problem solver
• Developing teaching skills
Attendees will gain a solid working knowledge of the School Resource Officer concept and how to establish a lasting partnership with their schools

Training Details:

Where: New Location – Draper City Hall, 1020 East Pioneer Road, Draper, UT 84020

When: October 5-9, 2020

Cost: $495 per student / NASRO Members $445

To register visit: NASRO.org

Click here for an informational flyer.


ADVANCED SEARCH & SEIZURE: WARRANTLESS SEARCHES / ADVANCED TRAFFIC STOPS / ADVANCED CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Learn vital search and seizure concepts, including the latest Supreme Court decisions.  Attend one of all courses.  Each day is a stand-alone class.  However, we recommend that all students also take Advanced Searched & Seizure because it sets a solid foundation for the other classes.

Training Details:

Where: Hosted by: Sandy City Police Department, 10000 S. Centennial Pkwy
Sandy City, UT 84070

When: October 20-22, 2020 0830 to 1700 hours

Cost: $349 per student for all three classes

To register visit: BlueToGold.com

Click here for an informational flyer.


ELDER ABUSE INVESTIGATION

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Elder abuse is a growing epidemic across the country. Training to effectively recognize and respond to this “Silver Tsunami” is a crucial component in safeguarding some of our communities’ most vulnerable members. This course provides real-world solutions and hands-on examples to help justice professionals and social service providers meet and overcome the challenges of these complex cases.

Training Details:

Where: Hosted by: Sandy City PD 10000 S. Centennial Pkwy
Sandy City, UT 84070

When: October 26, 2020 0900-1800 hours MDT

Cost: $225 per student

To register visit: Third Degree Communications


BEHAVIORAL THREAT ASSESSMENT

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will train students how to assess and respond to threats before they materialize. In our 16-hour (2 day) course, students will learn how to identify behaviors associated with targeted threat violence. Identifying pre-assaultive behaviors will allow students to create management strategies based on behavioral threat assessments. This will assist to limit targeted threat violence and mitigate risk factors. Behavioral Threat Assessment is a vital tool in predicting and stopping preventable crimes before they happen. Whether in the arena of active shooters, domestic violence, stalking, workplace violence, juvenile crimes or any number of violent crimes, this training will help students see the signs of what’s coming before it’s too late.

Training Details:

Where: Hosted online via Zoom

When: October 26 – 27, 2020 0900-1800 hours MDT

Cost: $375 per student

To register visit: Third Degree Communications


ADVANCED UNDERCOVER NARCOTICS TACTICS & AGENT RESCUE TRAINING

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for law enforcement investigators and narcotics officers. Attendees will learn effective advanced surveillance techniques and effective, yet safe methods to
conduct all types of undercover operations. Instructors will cover how to plan and conduct operations to enhance the safety of operations. The curriculum will include advanced techniques during an undercover role, street level conspiracies investigations, undercover operations, reversal operations, money flashes, emergency medical tactics, building clearing,
and vehicle assault. This course will also consist of three days of agent rescue, vehicle extraction, tactical medical application, and building clearing practical exercises. Attendees will participate in realistic practical exercises using simunition rounds throughout the week. These practical exercises consist of, but are not limited to combat/robberies within a passenger compartment of a vehicle, concealment of firearm while seated in a vehicle, and robberies inside buildings. Participants will be provided options to lessen the risk of being robbed and options to successfully survive a robbery in the event one occurs. Instructors
consist of longtime narcotics officers and SWAT officers who teach based on their experiences.

Training Details:

Where: Hosted by: West Jordan PD, 8040 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah

When: November 9 – 13, 2020

Cost: $535 per student

To register visit: Beliveaunarctraining.com

Click here for an informational flyer.


THE REID TECHNIQUE OF INVESTIGATIVE INTERVIEWING AND ADVANCED INTERROGATION

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This single 4-day program is our most comprehensive program on the Reid Technique. We have integrated all of our material from our standard three day program and our one day advanced program into a single presentation using our new 202 page outline book to give participants a complete presentation of the Reid Technique in a single seminar.

Training Details:

Where: Hosted by: South Salt Lake PD, 2835 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

When: November 17 – 20, 2020 0800-1500

Cost: $575 per student

To register visit: Reid.com

Click here for an informational flyer.


PEPPERBALL INSTRUCTOR/ARMORER CERTIFICATION

COURSE DESCRIPTION: PepperBall products can help reduce officer and suspect injuries, save lives, decrease the risk of litigation, and improve public perception of law enforcement agencies. The PepperBall System is an affordable, nonlethal tool designed for patrol, corrections, and tactical officers in a wide variety of situations. The PepperBall Instructor/Armorer Certification course involves intensive training in the use of the nonlethal PepperBall System, including operation, safety, maintenance, and deployment. This course certifies attendees as PepperBall Instructors for their individual agency, allowing the attendee to design a course in the safe and effective use of the PepperBall System.

Training Details:

Where: Hosted by: Utah Department of Public Safety – UHP Section 19 Training Division, 5681 S. Commerce Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84107

When: December 8 – 9, 2020 0800-1700

Cost: Two-day course only $395 – Send two for the price of one!

To register visit: PepperBall.com

Click here for an informational flyer.


DE-ESCALATION AND SMARTER POLICING:WINNING STRATEGIES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Nothing is as important to government services as the relationship between law enforcement and the public that is served. Recent inflammatory actions and news stories have had a severe impact and the perception of law enforcement. Agencies and individual employees must understand their role and that every action and statement that is made reflects on the profession as a whole. This training will focus not only on individual employee attitudes and beliefs, but also organizational concepts that either enhances trust or perpetuates a lack of trust with the communities that are served.

Training Details:

Where: Hosted by: Bountiful Police Department, 805 S. Main St. Bountiful, UT 84010

When: December 14, 2020 0800-1600 hours

Cost: $150 per student

To register visit: On-Target Solutions Group

Click here for an informational flyer.


EVIDENCE STORAGE AND MANAGEMENT: OPERATION AND BEST PRACTICES

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This seminar is designed for both civilian/sworn personnel with custodial duties and those responsible for the management of these functions including supervisors and executives. Agency size often impacts involved storage variables – presented materials can identify employable options to preserve evidence integrity from unwarranted courtroom challenges.
These often out of sight – out of mind minutia level duties, if neglected, have insidious damage potentials. Criminal prosecution efforts combined with an agency’s public reputation can be damaged. Numerous media reports indicate the careers of executives and assigned personnel have repeatedly been damaged for failing to continuously and appropriately manage this assignment.
Systematic evidence storage duties are often assigned with little or no functional training. The involved transactional procedures require efforts uncommon to other business type storage facilities. This one-day non-legal best practice course is designed for managing a professional evidence storage operation.

Training Details:

Where: Hosted by: Bountiful Police Department, 805 S. Main St. Bountiful, UT 84010

When: December 17-18, 2020 0800-1600 hours

Cost: $250 per student

To register visit: On-Target Solutions Group

Click here for an informational flyer.


CRIME SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY: ESSENTIALS

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is an immersive two-day fundamentals course is designed to maximize the use of your equipment for recording court admissible photographic evidence. Focused toward personnel wanting to expand their introductory awareness or desiring a basic equipment refresher, while simultaneously learning proven techniques for photographing crime scenes.
Crime Scene/Evidence photography is a learned, specialized and supplemental form of investigative case reporting. Acquired photography skills will often result in recording critical scene conditions or details that official written reports may not comprehensively describe.
Attendees should bring available camera equipment including any accessories for in-class hands on familiarization. Course materials are directly focused on using cameras that have adjustable-manual setting – internal menu options.

Training Details:

Where: Hosted by: Bountiful Police Department, 805 S. Main St. Bountiful, UT 84010

When: December 17-18, 2020 0800-1600 hours

Cost: $275 per student

To register visit: On-Target Solutions Group

Click here for an informational flyer.


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.


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