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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
Autism Spectrum Disorders – Law Enforcement Officer Training (see below for course information)
HB200 Adult Sex Crimes Investigations Course
Cyber Liaison Officer Program (additional information posted below)
Utah Rules of Evidence – Admissibility of Eyewitness Testimony Online Training
Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)
2-Day Basic Peer Support Course
Phlebotomy Training
Foundations of Sexual Assault Investigation for the Rural Officer – Online
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)
.05 DUI Law & SFST Update 2018

Additional Courses with Potential Training Dates
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) (See training info below)
Utah Division of Emergency Management Training Calendar
BCI Field Services Region Training
Emergency Vehicle Operations
Evasive Driving for the Law Enforcement Officer
Law Enforcement Emergency Vehicle Skills
Managing Vehicular Pursuit and Emergency Response
Driving Simulation for the Law Enforcement Officer
Field Investigation Drug Officer (FIDO)
Grade Crossing/Collision Investigation training
HIDTA – High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
Impact Weapon Instructor
Law Enforcement Leadership Course (new dates TBA)
Mounted Patrol Officer (basic)
National Prevention Toolkit on Officer‐Involved Domestic Violence
Nationwide SAR Initiative – Line Officer Training for Suspicious Activity Reporting
National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training Program
NIMS and Emergency Management training
Objective Pre-Employment Interviewing
Police Motorcycle Training
POST Recommended Workout Program
Safe and Effective Incident Management for Law Enforcement
Sandy City Police hosted training schedule (Contact BL Smith @
Searching Mobile Devices
Standard Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)
Traffic Accident Investigation courses – Advanced Investigation and Accident Reconstruction
Utah Rules of Evidence – Admissibility of Eyewitness Testimony Online Training

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. POST does NOT review or certify training as counting for continuing education credits. Officers must submit a certificate of completion or report attendance to their own agency for potential credit. Agencies must certify the contents of the training and report training hours to POST. Consequently, officers must check with their own agency to determine if the training would be accepted by the agency.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course you will learn the process of responding to a cybercrime victim call, basic understanding of how cybercrimes are committed, identifying persons to interview, and identifying and gathering evidence to continue the investigation. Additionally, you will better familiarize yourself with the Statewide Information & Analysis Center (SIAC), Utah Cyber Center (UCC), State Bureau of Investigations (SBI), and Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (RCFL).

WHERE: Utah POST, 410 W 9800 S, Sandy, UT 84070

WHEN: May 22, 2024 @ 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

COST: Free

To register, please complete this form.

For a downloadable PDF, please see this informational flier.


HOW TO REGISTER: Send an email to with agency name and number of attendees (50 seats available).

WHERE: Brigham City Fire Department, 442 W Forest St, Brigham City, UT 84302

WHEN: July 31, 2024 @ 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

COST: Free

For a downloadable PDF, please see this informational flier.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this information packed 16-hour course, students will be provided with the most up to date information, techniques, and trends relating to fraud and financial crimes. Topics covered in this fraud and financial crimes investigations training class will include: fraud definitions and terms, identity and synthetic identity theft, forged and counterfeit documents, money laundering, bribery, instruments used to commit fraud, and the latest fraud and financial crime schemes and scams. This course is designed especially for patrol officers, detectives, and field or detective sergeants.

WHERE: Bridgerland Technical College, 1410 N 100 W, Room 1970, Logan, UT 84321

WHEN: August 6 & 7, 2024 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MST

COST: $425

To register, please see this site.

Please see this link for more information on the class.



Play like you practice! Back to basics in your comm center.” Any good coach will tell you that no team can continue long-term success without consistently focusing on the basic skills that got them there in the first place. In this session, we’ll focus on our origins as we get back to the bedrock principles of what matters most in 9-1-1; excellent customer service, effective communication, cooperative teamwork and principled leadership.

Communicating discipline: the critical exchange.” For some trainers and supervisors, communicating messages of disciplinary action or correction to trainees and subordinates is a smooth, hassle-free experience from which all parties emerge unscathed. For others, any attempt at this discourse (regardless of methodology) is the stuff of nightmares. Why? What makes this critical form of communication in a 911 center so easy for some and so brutal for others? In this session we’ll take a look at qualitative research involving real telecommunicators in 911 centers to get to the heart of what matters in these critical conversations.

Hosted by Logan City Dispatch.

WHERE: BTECH Health Sciences Building Lecture Hall, 1385 N 600 W, Logan, UT 84321

WHEN: September 17, 2024 OR September 18, 2024 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

COST: $150 per student.

To register, please see this site.

Please see this link for more information on the class.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This training addresses the unique communication and behavioral characteristics of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) specially for Law Enforcement Officers (LEO). The training will educate officers on identifying the symptoms of ASD, navigating the complex social interaction needs of autistic people, and incorporate communication strategies effective with this specific population. This training will heavily cover how the characteristics of ASD are often confused by LEO’s as criminal behaviors. Attendees will be given practical intervention and communication strategies to assist in their interactions with persons on the autism spectrum.
This training was developed by Dr. Michelle Lizotte. For questions on the training and materials, please contact Dr. Lizotte at

WHERE: Online On-Demand

COST: $25 per person

For registration information, please visit this website. For help with registration and training access, please contact Aubrey Snyder.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course trains officers to better deal with individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by:
     • Understanding ASD
     • How to Recognize ASD
     • De-Escalation Helps

WHEN: Dates may be scheduled depending on demand. Each class can hold six officers.

WHERE: On-Site Training UT AG’s VirtTra Training Center

COST: Contact AG’s Office 

For registration information, please contact Scott Carver or Will Fowlke. You may also reach them at (801) 281-1200.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: The BLEND Course provides beginner, intermediate, and advanced body language training designed specifically for law enforcement interactions, interviews, and investigations. Created by former Army counterintelligence federal agent and warrant officer with 22+ years of experience. Topics include but are not limited to elements of discomfort, rapport and baseline, deception, elicitation, de-escalation, mirroring, space invasion, and atmospherics depending on course selection. This course will be taught in person and participants will receive certification of completion.

WHERE: On-site training

COST: Beginner (1-day) – $150/person, Intermediate (2-day) – $275/person, Advanced (3-day) – $350/person. Organizations will receive 2 free seats for every 10 paid seats. Minimum of 7 paid seats to conduct within Utah, 15 paid seats elsewhere.

For registration information, please visit this website.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is for any investigator who wants to learn about cryptocurrency-related financial crimes, as well as what to do when they are presented with one. No previous knowledge of cryptocurrency crimes required.

WHERE: Online, on-demand training

COST: See registration information.

For registration information, please visit this website.

For a downloadable PDF, please see this informational flier.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Training courses include: Peer Support Certification, Suicide Awareness & Intervention, Battle Mindset and Officer Safety, and Officer-Involved Shootings—A Necessary Paradigm Shift for Officer Wellness

WHERE: Online training courses

COST: Varies depending on course

For registration information, please visit this website.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Various Law Enforcement online training courses

WHERE: Online Training Classes

WHEN: Various dates & times available

COST: Varies depending on course

For registration information, please visit this website.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Success in life, on both the career and personal levels, relies on understanding how Post Traumatic Growth is possible after trials and traumas in life. It is a very critical time for our profession, and now more than ever officers need support as they manage so many world stressors. With the current situation, many agencies are facing struggles with recruitment, retention, substance abuse, divorce rates and suicide. My program can help you proactively address the challenges that many officers face, strengthening them personally and professionally. Often professionals struggle to balance the pressures they face in their personal lives that affect their work. Among other things, this course will reveal how you can grow stronger from all sorts of trials in life and become a success at home and on the job. Learn new tools to help you, family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and significant others. Avoid the career pitfalls that often harm your personal relationships when you fail to grow after trials in life. Discover easy tips and action steps anyone can use to provide hidden benefits in your life. You can learn how to guide others to do the same. Officers will be introduced to and gain instant electronic access to the books Trial Tappers: Tapping Life’s Trials To Produce Positive Growth. These books contain proven tools to help officers grow stronger regardless of how trials show up in their lives, allowing them to become successful at home and on the job … which will take the burden of struggling to help officers balance the pressures they face in their personal lives. 

WHERE: On-Demand or agency on-site

COST: Free **There is no cost to attend this training**

For registration information, please visit this website.

For a downloadable PDF, please see this informational flier.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Happiness in relationships takes constant work. The health and wellness
of your relationships with family, friends, coworkers, neighbors and significant others are vital to
success in your career and personal life. Avoid the pitfalls that often harm your relationships with
others and becoming a statistic of failed marriages often seen in law enforcement. Learn how to
evaluate and improve the areas of TIME, TALK, and TOUCH as it relates to your life and those
around you. Learn easy tips and action steps that provide hidden benefits anyone can use. Come
learn how to improve on your relationships and how to guide others to do the same. Hugh D.
Watt has been married for 28 years, father of three boys, is a 17-year U.S. Probation Officer,
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, domestic violence and marriage therapist, Author of the Trial
Tappers book series, and a certified Critical Incident Stress Management Team member (CISM).

WHERE: On-Demand or agency on-site

COST: Free **There is no cost to attend this training**

For registration information, please visit this website.

For a downloadable PDF, please see this informational flier.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Law enforcement often requests additional training surrounding the disability community, but the trainings available are very limited and not always comprehensive. Yet without additional training in interacting with the disability community, the statistics of 50% of law enforcement shootings involving the disability community continue to remain unchanged. 
The Accommodation & Accessibility virtual training, provided by the Adult Advocacy Centers, designed for law enforcement that involves trainers that have the disabilities (including older adults) which are covered in the training.  Not only does this training provide disability specific knowledge and tips/techniques to aid in interaction, but also covers the legal obligations of law enforcement under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  By having people with lived experience involved in the training, law enforcement is able to view the information from a disability lens.
The Adult Advocacy Centers (AACs) is a disability-led national organization piloting groundbreaking programs and trainings. Our mission is to work within the disability, victim services, and criminal justice systems to improve access and equity for adult crime victims with disabilities and to educate and train professionals within these systems on the unique needs of survivors with disabilities.  

For more information on the training click here.

Click here for information about Adult Advocacy Centers.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students taking this six hour Interviewing & Behavior Analysis course will learn to leverage verbal and nonverbal analysis techniques, for developing quality investigative leads. Unique to this class only; students will also receive access to the Lead Generation Tool, a one page resource they may practice with or use in the field. By learning and successfully deploying the knowledge contained in this course, students can increase their case closure rates and decrease open case time. There is no course on the market that pulls this many analysis techniques into one spot, and provides a tool to utilize for them all.

WHERE: On-Demand

WHEN: Online course

COST: $199.90 per person, 3 or more drops the price per person to $150 each

For a downloadable syllabus PDF, please see this informational flier.


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

  • Extremists in America: Ideology, Tactics and Terror
  • 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

WHERE: Online Zoom Virtual Classroom

WHEN: Various dates & times available

COST: Varies depending on course

For registration information, please visit this website.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this 75 minute online video training program, which includes a printable study guide, key elements of the Reid Technique are narrowly applied to human trafficking investigations. Interviewing and interrogation strategies are supplemented with detailed case examples that are relevant for even the most seasoned investigators. Topics include victim interviews, witness interviews, informant debriefings, and both direct as well as thematic approaches for the interrogation of “transporters”, “recruiters”, and “traffickers”.

WHERE: Online Video Training

COST: $99 per person. If an organization purchases 5+ programs the cost is reduced to $89 per person.

For registration information, please visit this website.

For a downloadable PDF, please see this informational flier.


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.

WHERE: Online

COST: $99 per person. If an organization purchases 5+ programs the cost is reduced to $89 per person.

For registration information, please visit this website.

For a downloadable PDF, please see this informational flier.


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

WHERE: Online Webinar

COST: $99 – allows for unlimited viewing for members of your Police Department

For registration information, please visit this website.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Cold Case Foundation Global Academy is bringing expert training to you! Looking for top notch training at an affordable cost? Look no further than the Cold Case Foundation Global Academy.

The CCF Global Academy offers live webinars with several hours of in-depth training. Each course has been developed by professionals in the law enforcement career field. Choose from a variety of advanced & specialized investigative and forensic studies Victimology, Criminal Investigative Analysis, Crime Scene Reconstruction, Property and Evidence Room Control, and Fire Death Investigations and more. Courses will be offered throughout the year.

The Cold Case Foundation is a non-profit organization comprised of over 150 experienced investigative and forensic specialist volunteers assisting LE agencies and victims families in resolving homicide, missing persons, unidentified remains and rape/sexual assault and violent cases containing serial characteristics.

The organization was founded in 2015 by retired FBI Profiler Gregory M. Cooper.
The mission of the Cold Case Foundation is to connect law enforcement agencies with experts in a variety of investigative and forensic disciplines.

Through funding, consulting, training, networking, and empowering victims law
enforcement agencies will have access to the additional resources that in turn, will help resolve cases that have not had answers for many years.

WHERE: Online Webinar


For registration information, please visit this website.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: On our YouTube channel, The Reid Technique Tips, we have over 30 educational video presentations, all under 15 minutes long, that you can use as part of curriculum and training on interview and interrogation procedures at no cost. We detail the Core Principles and Best Practices that all investigators should follow, and have developed several Playlists, including the following:
Preparing for the Interview
Proper Room Setting
Using Open-ended Questions Part One
Using Open-ended Questions Part Two
There is no behavior Unique to Lying
The Value of Behavior Provoking Questions: A Case Study
Do Not Tell the Subject What You Know
Cognitive Interviewing
Key Principles to Keep in Mind When Conducting an Interview (Joseph Buckley interview)
Positive Persuasion
Empathy and Understanding
Projection and Rationalization
Minimization and Maximization
Gang Crime Interrogations
Questioning Juvenile Offenders
The Value of Recording Interrogations
What is the Non-Confrontational Approach?
Guilt Presumptive Approach, Privacy and the Purpose of an Interrogation
False Confession Issues
Clarifying Misrepresentations about Law Enforcement Interrogation Techniques
What Questions to ask to Determine the Voluntariness and Validity of a Subject’s Confession
False Confessions – The Issues to be Considered Part One
False Confessions – The Issues to be Considered Part Two
Is it permissible to Lie to a Suspect about Evidence?


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


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:


Contact Boyd Mark
The Scott Center for Autism Treatment
(321) 674-8106


 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) 


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)


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 –

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.


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


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
Office (801) 212-5400
Fax (402) 997-3242
Or please visit 


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: 


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


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.

For login credentials please contact the course sponsors –

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!



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.



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

Kris Repp is the current training coordinator for the Division of Emergency Management.
Phone- 801-538-3776 Email-
Additional training is also available online at:


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


Utah Peace Officer Training (UPOA)
For the UPOA training schedule go to


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


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:  812-232-4200


Date and Time: TBA


**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

To Register contact Heidi Dunn at: or by telephone at 801-284-5500