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Anthony Bandiero

Attorney - Senior Legal Instructor

Anthony Bandiero is the Senior Legal Instructor for Blue to Gold Law Enforcement Training. He is also a Nationally Certified Instructor, and many consider him to be one of the best legal instructors in the nation. He has studied constitutional law for over twenty years and has taught search and seizure to over 30,000 officers around the country.

Before teaching search and seizure full-time, Anthony was a sergeant with the Nevada Highway Patrol in Las Vegas, Nevada. His assignments included traffic enforcement, emergency driving instructor, and training supervisor. Anthony also has experience as a municipal officer with the Elko Police Department.

Anthony’s education includes a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Harvard University. He graduated from Gonzaga School of Law in Spokane, Washington, and is a practicing member of the Washington and New Jersey State Bar.

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Basic Search & Seizure
Thursday, April 18, 2024 | Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


  • 2014 to Present – Senior Instructor, Blue to Gold Law Enforcement Training
  • 2015 to 2016 – Officer IV –  Elko Police Department, Elko, Nevada
  • 2005 to 2015 – Sergeant –  Nevada Department of Public Safety, Las Vegas & Elko, Nevada
  • 2013 to Present – Adjunct Professor – Great Basin College, Elko, Nevada
  • 2011 to 2014 – Executive Director – Nevada State Law Enforcement Officers’ Association, Nevada

Expert Witness & Consultations

Anthony can be retained as an expert witness or consultant and is registered with the following service:

The Expert Institute


Gonzaga School of Law
Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude

  • Clarke Cup Moot Court Competition, Finalist

  • Voted Best Oral Advocate, Clarke Cup Judges

  • Negotiations Moot Court Competition, Winner

  • Client Counseling Moot Court Competition, Competitor

  • Street Law, Instructor

  • Criminal Law Society, Representative

  • First Responder Wills Clinic, Pro Bono

  • Juvenile Record’s Sealing Clinic, Pro Bono

  • Maximum Merit Scholarship

  • Gonzaga Public Interest Law Project, President

  • Dean’s List, Every Semester

  • Sweetser Closing Argument Competition, First Place

  • Clarke Family Prize in Legal Ethics and Professionalism, Finalist

  • Law School Honor’s Council, Member


Harvard University
A.L.M. Masters, Government
“Policing In The Era of YouTube: The Effect Ubiquitous Video Recording Has on Police Activities”
Thesis Director, Ronald Sullivan, Jr. Harvard Law School


Harvard University
A.L.B. Bachelors, Liberal Arts
General Examination Fields: Government and Environmental Science


Northwestern University
Police Staff and Command School


College of Southern Nevada
Associate of Arts, 2000-General Studies. Graduated with High Honors

Subject Matter Expert

  • Use of Force

  • Search and Seizure

  • Emergency Vehicle Operations

  • Tactical Communications

  • Police Body Worn Cameras

  • Report Writing

  • De-Escalation

Specialized Training – Leadership

Intermediate P.O.S.T. Certificate, Nevada P.O.S.T.
Advanced P.O.S.T. Certificate, Nevada P.O.S.T.
Supervisor P.O.S.T. Certificate, Nevada P.O.S.T.
Certified Public Manager (CPM), State of Nevada
Advanced Certificate of Management, College of Southern Nevada
First-Line Supervisor, Nevada Highway Patrol
Two-Week P.O.S.T. Supervisor Course, Henderson Police Department
Sergeant Mentor Program, Nevada Highway Patrol
Managing Government in Nevada, State of Nevada
Public Information Officer, Department of Emergency Management
Advanced Public Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security, FEMA
Crucial Confrontations, VitalSmarts Training

Specialized Training – Instructor

Basic Instructor Development, FBI
Basic Instructor Development, Nevada DPS
Public Speaking Seminar, College of Southern Nevada
Public Speaking Workshop, Leadership Institute
Public Speaking Seminar, UNLV
Toastmasters, Las Vegas, Nevada
K-12 Sub Teacher’s License, Nevada Department of Education

Specialized Training – Vehicle Operations

Master EVOC Instructor, Nevada Highway Patrol
Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor Course, Henderson Police Department
Advanced EVOC, Nevada Highway Patrol
Motorcycle Officer School (160 Hours), Las Vegas Metro Police Dept.
Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) Instructor, Las Vegas Metro Police Dept.
Advanced Driving School, Michigan State Police
Ron Fellows Advanced Driving School, Spring Mountain Motorsports
Pursuit Policy Workshop Instructor, NHTSA
Failure to Train Liability Workshop, Henderson Police Department
Stop Sticks Master Instructor, Nevada Highway Patrol

Specialized Training – Firearms

Firearms’ Instructor, Nevada Highway Patrol
Firearms’ Instructor, FBI
Verbal Judo Instructor 2011-2013, Verbal Judo Institute
Street Survival, Caliber Press
Concealed Weapons Permit State Instructor, Nye County Nevada
1911 Armorer’s Course, Front Sight, Nevada
AR-15 Armorer’s Course, Front Sight, Nevada

Specialized Training – Search & Seizure

Highway Interdiction, DEA
Legal Updates Training, DHS
Warrantless Searches, DHS
Telephonic Warrants, Las Vegas Metro Police Dept.

General Law Enforcement Training

Bomb Detection, Nevada Legislative Police Department
Traffic Radar, Nevada Highway Patrol
Basic Criminal Investigation, Texas A&M Extension Service
Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement, Dr. Kevin Gilmartin
Sovereign Citizens and Single Issue Extremists, Nevada DPS
A Psychological Approach to Detecting Danger, HIDTA
Criminal Street Gangs, MCTFT
Human Trafficking, DHS
Emergency Response to Terrorism, DHS
99 Signs of Danger, HIDTA
Extremist Groups and Drug Trafficking Organizations, HIDTA
Tactical Survival, HIDTA
Eyes for Lies, HIDTA
Law Enforcement Interview Techniques, Nevada DPS

Government Relations Training

Political Campaign Management, Leadership Institute
Political Candidate Management, Leadership Institute
Advanced Certificate in Campaign Management, U.C. Berkley
Navigating Administrative Hearings & WA Unemployment Insurance

Awards and Recognitions

Officer of the Year, Elko Police Department, 2015
Police Medal, Elko Police Department, 2015
Student of the Year in Public Safety, College of S. Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, 2000
National Dean’s List, Washington, DC, 2000 and 2001
Phi Theta Kappa Honor’s Society, College of Southern Nevada, 2000
Anthony Bandiero Day, Gov. Kenny Guinn, Nevada, 2003
DPS Police Academy Graduation Speaker, Las Vegas, Nevada 2005
Safety Officer Award Recognition (SOAR) Nominee, Nevada Highway Patrol
Certified Public Manager Graduation Speaker, Carson City, Nevada 2014
Class President Northwestern University Police Staff and Command School, Meridian, ID 2014

Invited Talks and Lectures

“Using Social Media To Recruit Police Officers Into an Association,” National Association of Public Safety Officers, Las Vegas, Nevada 2014

“EVOC and Pursuit Policies,” Enforcement Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada 2011

“New Supervisors Panel,” Nevada DPS, 2012

“Active Shooters,” Nevada DMV, 2011

“Emerging Search and Seizure Trends”, Northwest Gang Investigators Association, 2021

“Emerging Legal Trends” National Interdiction Conference. May 2022


Grievance Committee Board Member, Sierra Health Services
Appointed Citizen’s Advisory Committee, City of Henderson
Appointed Sergeant Work Performance Standards Committee, Nevada Highway Patrol
Appointed Catastrophic Leave Committee, Governor Sandoval

Civic Involvement

PAYBAC School Speaker and Volunteer, Clark County School District,
Tip-a-Cop Volunteer, Special Olympics,
Public Relations Officer, Harvard Extension School Association ,(HESA)
Citizens’ Police Academy, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Mentor, Big Brothers, Big Sisters
2nd Lt., Civil Air Patrol
Volunteer, Various Political Campaigns
Harvard Career Adviser, Volunteer via Crimson Compass
Harvard Club, Nevada and Southern California

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