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10/01/2024

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Attorney – Legal Instructor

Chris McFarlin is an Attorney-Legal Instructor for Blue to Gold Law Enforcement Training. He currently serves as a Lieutenant / Training Manger for the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office in Charleston, SC. In this role, he oversees research and training development as well as legal updates for all ... Read more...

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5

GK

Texas

Chris McFarlin presented advanced search and seizure wonderfully. I believe it's a must for every new hire and a great refresher for senior officers and detectives.

5

EL

Temple PD
TX

Great class about Advanced Search Warrants, very informative and great tips to make the muddy water clearer!

5

MW

GPD

Lt. McFarlin taught Advanced Search Warrants at my PD and I found the class very easy to comprehend and enjoyable. Lt. McFarlain took his time to make sure we understood the examples and was happy to answer any additional questions we had. I have enjoyed every Blue to Gold class I have taken and highly recommend them to my colleagues.

5

K. Salt

Leander PD

Clear, concise, and relevant instruction.

5

K. Salt

Leander PD

Clear, concise, and relevant instruction.

5

Daniel Hertzog

Killeen Police Department
Tx

Chris was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. His presentation provided a lot of information and kept us entertained. Would definitely attend another course by him.

5

Kevin Willis

Williamson County Sheriffs Office
TX

I like how Chris “Dumbed” down the material to make it easier to understand.

5

SO

Great class and instructor!

5

Chip

Austin Police Department
Texas

Chris was very knowledgeable and helped us get through some of the more difficult topics. Great Instructor!

5

Chip

Austin Police Department
Texas

Chris was very knowledgeable and helped us get through some of the more difficult topics. Great Instructor!

5

BL

Williamson County SO
Texas

Very clear and knowledgeable

5

CVB

Austin Police
Texas

Incredible job, thank you!

5

C. Young

LPD
TX

Chris provides excellent instruction and has an expert level grasp on the material. These classes should be mandatory for new officers.

5

SB

I learned a great amount of information in a very short time.

5

Rick Cotto

DPS
TX

Exceptional presentation of the material associated with Search and Seizure and Traffic stops.

5

SB

I learned a great amount of information in a very short time.

5

SB

I learned a great amount of information in a very short time.

5
GPD
TX

Solid instruction, well made instruction aids, knowledgeable teacher and it is obvious he not only enjoys the topic but has an amazing grasp of the topic.

5
GPD
TX

Solid instruction, well made instruction aids, knowledgeable teacher and it is obvious he not only enjoys the topic but has an amazing grasp of the topic.

5

CW

Austin PD
TX

Absolutely great instruction! Chris broken down complex concepts into easy to understand chunks.

5

K C

Very well informed about the topics and knowledgable!

5

Joseph Tijerina

TXDPS

Excellent course material with good instruction.

5

GM

Austin PD
Texas

Well done

5

GM

Austin PD
Texas

Well done

5

Good training

5

Peter

PCSO
NJ

amazing instructor! The classes were some of the best I have taken to date. Very knowledgeable and information was state relevant. Highly recommend!

5

R. Klein

Paterson
NJ

I took the class on K9 case law. Chris was very knowledgeable on the topic. He’s very well spoken and would recommend this class not to just K9 handlers but to any officer regardless of rank.

5

Matt

NJ

Great instruction! If you work in NJ, I would highly recommend taking this class. Chirs did a great job presenting material that correlates directly to NJ Case Law.

5

N. Pachella

PCSO
NJ

Chris was very knowledgeable on the topic, I was only in one day of the tree day course and wish I had been signed up for more. The search and seizure section was well organized and very informative. Chris was able to answer all questions we had on the subject.

5

K. Deegan

Passaic County Sheriff's Dept.
New Jersey

Thank you!!!! For sending Chris as the instructor for the classes. He was OUTSTANDING!!!! A credit to law enforcement. In all my years of bringing training to Passaic County, I have to say he is one of the best. Brilliant and engaging!

5

A. Gagliostro

BCSO
NJ

Great instructor. Very professional and knowledgeable. Constant interaction with the students and mixing real life with the subject made the class outstanding.

5

Joe Craig

Mantua Township PD
NJ

Chris was very well spoken and informed on the topics he was teaching. Made it an easy and fun learning environment. Will definitely take courses he is teaching again.

5

Det. Stephen Hodges

Goodlettesville Police Department
TENNESSEE

Chris was very relatable and knowledgeable! As far as a law class, this was one of the best classes I have attended. Chris being both a lawyer and an officer was very unique and provided a different perspective on the subject matter.

5

Monica Fonseca

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
TENNESSEE

While this was a refresher course for me, there were still things I learned. I liked the way the instructor used examples which is good for clarification on issues.

5

S.A. Dusty Thomas

Arkansas

Chris was able to break things down into terms and diagrams that I had not seen before. The open dialogue also allowed for multiple questions on a wide range of topics. Chris is down to earth and his knowledge is second to none! I would gladly take other courses regardless of the topic, if he was the instructor.

5

Dominic

Texas

Your class was the best and most informative I have ever been to! Keep doing what you are doing!

5

K.B.

Pearland PD
Texas

I just completed the Blue to Gold Traffic Stop and Arrest, Search, and Seizure course at my agency. What an absolutely phenomenonal course. I have learned more in the past two days than I did in my Police Academy. The course content was extremely applicable to our daily tasks on the street. I highly recommend these courses and look forward to taking many more in the near future! Thank you Chris McFarlin!

5

Robert Bailey

Jefferson County Texas S.O.

Three days of absolutely great training. Mr. McFarlin is obviously very knowledgeable with case law and has exceptional skills with presenting the material. The class was very engaged due to how everything was explained. Good job Blue to Gold!

Advanced Search & Seizure
Tuesday, October 1, 2024 | Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Bulletproof Report Writing
Wednesday, October 2, 2024 | Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Real World De-Escalation
Thursday, October 3, 2024 | Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Duty to Intervene
Thursday, October 3, 2024 | Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Gallatin, TN - Bulletproof Report Writing 10-02-2024
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Gallatin, TN - Real World De-Escalation 10-03-2024
$ 125.00
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Advanced Search & Seizure


Our Advanced Search and Seizure training is designed to equip officers with the knowledge and skills they need to independently analyze and solve Fourth Amendment problems, leading to a reduction in lawsuits and the ability to establish good case law. By the end of this course, students will have a solid understanding of when the Fourth Amendment applies, the requirement of consent, recognized exceptions, and the necessity of a warrant for every search or seizure.

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5

Mark Baca

Outstanding course. I always learn something every time I tune into Anthony's free webinars or courses. I also took the Advanced Search & Seizure Traffic Stops course live on-line and thought that was great also.

5

Humberto Martinez

i learned a lot. Its about the minor details, especially when it comes to our line of work

5

Lori Every

I was disappointed when the course ended, and surprised how quickly it seemed to move. Every module contained information that improved my knowledge of search and seizure, and I will watch it again. Great instructor

5

Todd Colichia

One of the best instructors I've had in my 12 years of being a LEO!

5

Kenneth Bishop

This training was great. It was presented in a way that makes the information extremely understandable. It also made me rethink the way some things are and have been done at my agency in the past. I'm looking forward to taking this information back to my patrol shift to better prepare them to do their jobs in the future.

5

Bobby Wilson

Love these courses. Have taken the three day course. Excellent information and taught in a simplistic form

5

Joshua Meyer

Had my attention the entire way through. great information that helps to update and refresh the knowledge banks for this career. Highly recommend it to other officers!

5

Marc DeShaies

Very well presented

5

Troy Wylie

Helpful information, very well presented, in manageable portions.

5

Joe Nunez

great job, it was like I was in one of your live classes.

5

R Nikephoros

As a new officer, this course was exactly what I needed (and exactly what my FTO who recommended Blue to Gold described). It helped me put all the pieces I was trained in together and then tested my knowledge against real-world scenarios. Overall, excellent training and very helpful. I am definitely more confident in my work.

5

Jacob Burns

This course has provided many new insights I can add to the toolbelt when conducting a s/s investigation.

5

Dan Hopkins

Very informative class. I enjoyed the laid back feeling from the instructor.

5

Tony Verchio

Thank you for sending this so I could have a very solid review of material that was missed due to the technical difficulties from the Denton, TX Zoom course.

5

Jason Beal

Excellent course. I found it very valuable that you gave examples of both legal and illegal scenarios.

5

Nathan Deherrera

I believe this class is crucial to both the new and veteran officer. The information is provided in an easy to understand method with references you can apply to your duties immediately. I highly recommend this training.

5

Travis Thompson

I loved the way the material was presented in a way that was easy of the "lay-cop" to understand. It was also presented in a way that was easy to remember and apply on scene, in the moment. I consider myself fairly squared away on search and seizure and still considered this class very worth while. So, thank you.

5

Paul Irwin

Great class and very useful. I have taught search and seizure and I enjoyed this class and your books. You are an asset to our profession.

5
Tavita Messenger

The way the class is laid out and all of the "tests" and points for each principle made everything very intuitive. I appreciated all of the examples and specific ways to apply the instruction for officers.

5

Nolan Vanover

Great all around search and seizure information!

5

Michael Stricker

Wonderful and very informative course--it had real life explanations-

5

Ryan Armosino

Great class

5

Officer D. Ripley

Outstanding course

5

Jonathon Wedemeyer

Spectacular class! Great case law, easy to understand, and I enjoyed the best practices added in.

5

Amanda Williams

This course gives the learner a new look on curtilage, consent, warrantless home entries and much more. All around a great and informative course of the Fourth Amendment and how to effectively use the Fourth Amendment in our favor through articulation.

5

Craig Meyer

This was one of the best courses I have ever taken. It should be a must for every cop out there. Anthony made it extremely easy to comprehend the things he was teaching. He took a topic that is usually very dry when taught and made it engaging and enjoyable.

5

Blake E Hollins

As a new supervisor, this course help me gain the knowledge I need to lead my officers

5

Robert Burner

Really good class and easy to understand.

5

Miguel Vasquez

Very informational.

5

Sarah Rowin

I love how you provide specifics in areas that might be a little questionable.

5

TB

This topic is used so often and often misunderstood. The course does a great job clearing that up to do be a better officer. You will leave full of knowledge.

5

I. F.

TX

How often do you encounter curriculum with dated case law and it's presented as the latest and greatest? Not this course, the references here are absolutely relevant and up to date as of Oct 2023. (course was taken 5/24). The course was well presented and clearly articulated the material in a manner such that I could work patrol tonight and put the lessons learned into practice. I'll approach curtilage with a newfound appreciation and always bring my C.R.E.W. With me.

5

Michael

Lubbock ISD PD
TX

I’d recommend this class to all LEOs no matter how long you’ve been on the job. There is something to learn for everyone!

5

RF

Texas

Great course and very informative.

5

Bing

Not Texas

Great information. 12/10 improved routine patrol knowledge. Statue limitations is a hell of a thing

5

BD

Great class!!! Any officer should take this course!

5

ER

Lubbock Police Department
Tx

Great class. Instructor is very knowledgeable and relays the information in ways you can understand and put in practice.

5

AO

TXDPS

Great course! Relevant to our state we work in

5

JT

Lubbock Police Department
TX

Great class

5

JR

Texas DPS

The course was extremely educational and effective.

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Nathanial Chestnut

TXDPS
Texas

Quality course and instruction. Thank you.

5

AG

Lubbock PD
TX

Great class and learned a lot. This was an excellent course that every LEO should take.

5

AG

Lubbock PD
TX

Great class and learned a lot. This was an excellent course that every LEO should take.

5

Rocio Gameros

Levelland Police Department
Texas

Great class! Learned a lot of information. Great instructor.

5

MR

TX

Fantastic course

5

A. Ortega

Levelland Police Department
Texas

Great instructor! Explained Case law down to the base

5

EH

Levelland Police Department
Texas

Great for experienced or new officers

5

Zachary Vizcaino

Lubbock Police Department
Texas

Great class. Very informative and an eye opener for those of us who believe “This is how I always do police work” is standing case law.

5

EG

TXDPS
TEXAS

Great course

5

Pb

Great class, learned a lot

5

Matthew Garrow

Colorado

This was a great course- building upon principles which everyday officers are enacting. The knowledge gained clarifies the ability and understanding of the “why” officers do certain things, and the “how” to properly do them; avoiding liability and penalty.

5

Ben Carnes

Colorado

Advanced Search and Seizure training taught by John Wiehn is easily the best SaS training I have ever received. Well done! My first blue to gold training and I will be seeking out more. Thank you!

5
RIPLEY POLICE
Tennessee

Wonderful class great instructor

5
Blue Springs Police
Missouri

Fantastic training with fantastic instructors.

5

Stephanie Quinones

WY

Mr. Biggs recently taught the advanced search and seizure class in Gillette, WY and as a whole I think the common opinion of Mr Biggs was "wow, he can teach, and this class is entertaining, informative, and he's a really cool guy." He gave ample examples, was clearly knowledgeable on the subjects and super thorough. He gained everybody's respect in a matter of minutes and I think from here on out we will all think back to this class and what Mr. Biggs taught us throughout our careers. It is rare to find people who are passionate for what they do and that care and especially who can teach the subject well. You have a great instructor and he needed credit where credits was due!

5

A. P.

WVCPD
Colorado

The presentation was amazing and brought boring case law down to a level that was both fun and educational. To see a Lawyer Skipping around the classroom was top-notch, well done BlueToGold!

5

R. B.

Colorado

This was an excellent class that thoroughly enjoyed. The best part for me was updated case law information, not simply rehashing old examples.

5
Colorado

I attended the 8-hour Advanced Search and Seizure class in person. I have attended a lot of outside training and this class was by far the best class I have ever taken. I learned so much more in this class about search and seizure than I did in the police academy. The instructor was professional, engaging, and extremely knowledgeable. I think every patrol officer should take this course.

5

Joshua David

Colorado

This was a great training that does a good job of breaking down the fundamentals of search and seizure.

5

C. H.

Colorado

I attended the Advanced Search and Seizure one-day class and I believe it is a course that every law enforcement officer should attend for the informative (and fun!) information taught.

5

Mark Beluscak

Colorado

Search and Seizure class. I review a lot of educational programs as part of my job, this was the best way to present this material.

5

C. S.

Colorado

Advanced Search and Seizure is an excellent class that covers fundamental 4th Amendment issues every officer encounters during the course of their work. The class provided an overview that gave me more confidence to navigate the contacts and investigations I face every day.

5

Wes Doughty

Colorado

The Advanced Search and Seizure class The course material provided is superior to all others I have partaken in. The details and concepts applied to the most basic to the most advanced concepts of the course are easy to understand and grasp, as well as entertaining and engaging. I was also very impressed with the instructor's knowledge and ability to get the students engaged and apply humor to make the class interesting.

5

Justin Paxton

Colorado

Search and seizure - Best training I have ever received. This class should be included in all academies. Very clear and concise information from extremely knowledgeable instructors.

5
Golden Police
Colorado

By far the best and most informative legal-based training I’ve attended

5
Colorado

Very good refresher course for veterans and rookies. Answered a ton of questions throughout the course.

5
Colorado

Useful case studies to help teach a training point

5

B. R.

Colorado

Advanced Search and Seizure was very informative. I enjoyed my instructor's energy and knowledge of the subject matter.

5
Colorado

This class opened my eyes to all aspects of search and seizure. This class is recommended to all law enforcement agencies. So much detail and great instructor.

5

J. W.

Golden PD
Colorado

I thoroughly enjoyed the Advanced Search and Seizure. It is helpful to hear how the cases specifically on premises were explained in court. This is a subject that is rarely focused on in annual training but would be one of the most helpful in making quick and sound decisions. John’s enthusiasm made this class enjoyable and engaging throughout.

5

Nick Voth

Colorado Rangers
Colorado

This is the best program about Search & Seizure that I've ever done. Excellent!

5

R. S.

West Virginia

Advanced Search and Seizure. Information was well presented, instructor was knowledgeable and did an excellent job presenting the subject matter.

5
Louisiana

The class was very informative. The instructor was very knowledgeable on search and seizure

5
Louisiana

The course was presented in an easy-to-digest way. Slides and topics were organized and easy to follow and provided good information that can be used going forward. The instructor was knowledgeable regarding USSC case law and explained cases and decisions clearly without creating confusion. The instructor also used video vignettes to help illustrate the points made.

5

Abigale Barks

Sulphur Pd
Louisiana

The class was great! Very educational!

5
Louisiana

Advanced Search & seizure class was very well put together. Appreciate how the instructor relates to the student knowing the common language to explain the law.

5

E. P.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office
Louisiana

I attended the search & seizure class. The instructor was very knowledgeable and answered all questions to the best of his ability. He kept the class engaging and interesting by encouraging conversation. I would highly recommend to anyone in Law Enforcement.

5
Louisiana

Search and Seizure class was full of important information and knowledgeable instructor.

5
CPSO
Louisiana

Advanced search and seizure was well taught, indulged into various topics, and gave time for all questions.

5

Raul Trujillo

Texas

Excellent class, great breakdown of information, instructor highly knowledgeable.

5

E. L.

Texas

Mastering searches and seizures Lots of information and good case law Very informative and the information was understandable

5

G. R.

Tulia Police Department
Texas

I just completed the advanced search and seizure in-person class. It had a lot of good information as well as good case law. I especially liked the fact that case law was used to refer to for certain situations to help better understand. I would highly recommend this training to other Officers.

5

R. B.

Texas

Mastering Search and Seizure Great class

5

C. A.

Tennessee

Incredibly knowledgeable instructor. All information was presented in a logical and comprehensible manner.

5

Tommy McClanahan

Hickman County Sheriff Department
Tennessee

Seizure book. Great class extremely informative!

5
Tennessee

The Advanced Search and Seizure course really opened my eyes to the 4th amendment. The course instructor was very professional and I feel very informed about the content that was displayed to me today.

5

J. M.

Tennessee

Advance Search and Seizure. Very insightful and instructive class. The instructor made it very easy to stay engaged and understand what was being taught. A lot of useful caselaw and information that is never taught.

5

J. V.

Tennessee

Advanced search and seizures takes the basics of what every LEO should know and greatly expands upon it. Great class full of extremely useful info.

5
Tennessee

Advanced search and seizure class. The instructor was very knowledgeable and engaged. Answered all questions. Provided real-life experience. Would definitely recommend this class.

5
Tennessee

The search and seizure class was great. It's nice to know that everything I get in trouble for at my department, I'm legally justified and right.

5

D. A.

Tennessee

Advanced Search And Seizure Course was very informative! I believe that it gives a great insight as to why we do things a certain way in this profession. I believe it gives the recipients of the training knowledge to take back to their department and use in everyday encounters with the public!! Great Course!

5

A. G.

Tennessee

The training was very helpful! I have a better understanding of Search and Seizure.

5

J. F.

Murfreesboro Police Dept
Tennessee

Advanced Search and Seizure……. Excellent Excellent Instructor….. Extremely entertaining, funny, and knowledgeable

5
Gallatin Police Dept
Tennessee

Advance Search and Seizure - a great class to get current information about what's going on with current standards regarding applicable laws and regulations. The speaker is upbeat and very engaging!! Highly recommend it to others to take!!!

5

P. R.

Colorado

Awesome training. Engaging and informative the instructor was fantastic in engaging the class and making the topic relatable

5

I. O.

Colorado

The training was great, and helped me further understand what a search and seizure is. Recommend officers with a minimum of a year of experience to attend.

5
Golden PD
Colorado

This is one of the best if not the best and most entertaining search and seizure classes I have attended through the years. Makes me want to look at other training courses that are offered.

5

J McConnell

Pueblo County Sheriff Office
Colorado

The class is very informative and something all law enforcement agencies should have. I would prefer the class be expanded to maybe two days so a lot more discussion could happen and more information broke down. Overall would recommend the class to any LE officer.

5

N. G.

Colorado

Great class. Refines case law into understandable patterns that can be easily applied. Gives the ability the think through the sequences of events to dictate the correct course of action.

5

Guy Garner

Golden PD
Colorado

I enjoyed the class and the instructor. The class was a really good refresher and provided some really good newer case law. The instructor was knowledgeable, and a really good presenter, and and felt like the humor and facts facts were on point

5
Colorado

The Advanced Search and Seizure class was by far the best course I've taken related to legal theories and the rule of law. The instructor was passionate, informative, and entertaining, but also delivered his material in an easy-to-follow manner.

5
Colorado

Attended the Search and Seizure class in Brighton, CO. This is hands down the best legal training I’ve gotten in 15+ years on Law Enforcement. I feel veteran officers would benefit greatly, as I have, by attending this class.

5

Ryan Thomeczek

Fort Lupton PD
Colorado

Advanced Search and Seizure: the course and instructor were excellent. I’m a self-proclaimed 4th Amendment nerd and place a high value on protecting peoples’ rights. This class gave me a better understanding of some case law I did not have confidence in. In this profession, you need to know the “why” behind your action or inaction and if you are unsure about where your legal authority begins and ends, I recommend this course. Do not trust the old-timers in your agency that have been around for decades. Know current case law and trust yourself and your education. This course is awesome.

5
Colorado

Extremely helpful for a new officer like myself. Provided a lot of clarity for discussions had during the academy.

5
Colorado

Great class eye-opening with the scenarios and case law presented

5
Colorado

The Search and Seizure class was great! It helped fine-tune my understanding of the 4th amendment. The information was easy to understand and will be helpful as I continue through my career.

5
Glendale PD
Colorado

I completed the Advance Search and Seizure online training. I enjoyed the course, and learned a lot of helpful tips. The course was informative and provided a lot of real world examples and explanations. I would recommend this course and instructor to others in my department.

5
Colorado

Advanced Search and Seizure Class was great! As a new officer, it helped solidify concepts I was taught, taught me new ways to approach problems, taught me concepts and case law I had never heard of and made me feel like a better asset to my agency.

5

R. S.

Arizona

Overall great information regarding search and seizure. Very informational

5

B. H.

Arizona

Loved the PowerPoint points and how detailed they were, and how easy to break them down for a basic officer

5
Arizona

Great information. Instructor was very knowledgeable of cases and how to apply them to the job.

5

C. M.

Arizona

I really enjoyed this course! There was a lot of helpful informations and explanation of cases. I’m really glad I attended.

5

R. W.

Scottsdale PD
Arizona

Great case law with great conversation about how the cases were handled and could have been handled better

5

C. G.

Arizona

The class is very educational and definitely a great knowledge of wealth in the instructor.

5
Arizona

Highly recommend for all cops! Examples given are great and can be applied to all aspects of our profession.

5

Valentine Costalez Jr

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
Arizona

Great course, very good examples, and the instructor was very knowledgeable and entertaining. All academy classes and officers out in the field should take this course as a new and or refresher.

5

B. R.

Arizona

Great class should be required for all new cops, didn't know what some things like Curtilidge was defined, I knew briefly

5
Arizona

Class has been great, it has allowed me to understand more of the “ grey area “ we often navigate through in patrol. This class is a great addition to the basic knowledge taught in the academy.

5

O. C.

Arizona

First time attending great training and resources. Excellent explanation of Court Cases.

5

D. B.

AZ

Came into this training with an open mind and now I’m leaving with a full learning experience like never before.

5

Clinton Mathis

Scottsdale PD
Arizona

Advanced Search and Seizure class: Great review of a topic that is constantly changing and evolving. This is my second time taking this class and next time it’s offered, I’ll take it again!

5

N. S.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Arizona

The Search and Seizure class was amazing and I wish this class and the information that was covered was apart of my academy training. I have a more fluid understanding now then before taking the class.

5

J. S.

Arizona

The course was great because of all the case law review and application to real world scenarios, including those offered by the class. It’s nice to confirm our authority in some grey areas as well as to see how small difference in details can make otherwise similar situations vastly different when it comes to constitutional violations or not.

5
Gilbert PD
Arizona

I really appreciate the level of knowledge and passion they share in the Advanced Search and Seizure course. I believe this course gives me the tools and training to be successful in my day to day work that is not available to me at my current agency.

5

D. N.

AZ

Excellent presentation and explanation of the 4th amendment. Previously purchased some of the books and are a valuable resource!

5

T. P.

Gilbert PD
AZ

The advanced search and seizure class was what I needed, especially as a young cop, to sharpen my decision-making and help me build confidence in the actions I'm taking while working the road.

5

Nathan Barden

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

I recently had the opportunity to attend the search and seizure class, and I must say it was an eye-opening experience. As a supervisor, I found this course invaluable in providing new insights on how to ensure our deputies respect and uphold individuals’ civil rights during law enforcement activities. I firmly believe that this class should be a fundamental part of every deputy’s training within the first year of their career. The instructor’s expertise and teaching style were exceptional. Not only was he highly knowledgeable about the subject matter, but he also managed to make the learning process engaging and entertaining. His approach to the topic kept the class both informative and enjoyable.

5

DM

Bakersfield Police Dept.

Advanced Search and Seizure Course was very informative with updated case law. Instructor was super knowledgeable and did a great job with presentations, videos, and thought provoking conversations.

5

Edward Hinojosa

Tulare Police Department

This is probably the best training I have ever attended regarding search and seizure. It should be a must for anyone working patrol, narcotics or general investigations.

5

CH

Colorado State Patrol

Great class helps us make better decisions. Should be mandated for all cops. Helps make sure we are doing our job correctly within the confounds of the law

5

MM

Idaho Springs Police Department

Lots of helpful information. I feel more confident in search and seizure. I feel as if I can successfully utilize the tips and tricks mentioned to perform well in my position as police officer.

5

SC

CSP

Good class, great refresh of SS. Instructor was well prepared and entertaining. Would recommend class

5

Connor Aydt

Colorado State Patrol

This was an excellent class! I have sat through many search and seizure classes and this out did them all. The instructor kept the attention of the class and made it very easy to learn.

5

AT

Green Mountain Falls Marshals Office

I think the quality of the class was good and went in depth with Case Law backed material. Instructor was wonderful and communicated. Questions were answered and attention to students was great. I would've liked a little information on potential issues regarding data and computer/phone devices.

5

KN

West Metro Fire Rescue

Great review. Loved all the case reviews.

5

NC

MCSO

I thought this was a great class and think everybody should take this course.

5

RL

JCSO Mississippi.

After being out of Law Enforcement for 6 years I am learning a lot of recent case law that has changed the way we do things. Great class.

5

Ron Bailor

Idaho Springs

Search and seizure class is great. Lots of time spent explaining boundaries and answering questions.

5

JM

Otero County Sheriffs Office

Most legal updates are boring and dry, and death by PowerPoint. John kept me focused, and presented the material appropriately. It was a good refresher, and answered questions I had.

5

R.H.

CO State Patrol

It was engaging environment to learn. It was great overview of case law, and pertinent Colorado specific case law.

5

JB

Elko PD

I've always loved Blue to Gold's videos and free classes. I got into them because Bandiero used to work at my agency. I read Nevada Search and Seizure cover to cover a couple times and scored top for detective testing out of around 12 people. Not a lot for most agencies but still significant for us. I attribute that scoring to Blue to Gold's book. I constantly am loaning out my books to people who want to advance themselves and encourage everyone else to get them too. They are a cops biggest tool for in the field and career development. The instructor for this class is super knowledgeable and being that he used to be a cop, makes him relatable to us. Not just some attorney. Online training is tough but he and his team are doing a great job addressing questions from in person and online students.

5
J.K.

Search and seizure class was great.

5

M.M.

Advanced Search and Seizure - extremely informative and very well presented

5

HD

I enjoyed the Blue to Gold Advanced Search & Seizure class with all of the examples provided to help put day to day experiences on the job in to perspective on decision making

5

DG

Advanced search and seizure was a very good class for patrol officers. We went over case law pertinent to the jobs. I will be re-teaching some of this material to new officers in FTO.

5

K. B.

Pearland PD
Texas

I just completed the Blue to Gold Traffic Stop and Arrest, Search, and Seizure course at my agency. What an absolutely phenomenonal course. I have learned more in the past two days than I did in my Police Academy. The course content was extremely applicable to our daily tasks on the street. I highly recommend these courses and look forward to taking many more in the near future! Thank you Chris McFarlin!

Bulletproof Report Writing


Bulletproof Report Writing is primarily focused on training officers the required articulation skills that will help them construct legally defensible police reports. Officers need to produce detailed and solid statements on encounters that allow prosecutors to charge defendants without asking for follow-up information. The key ingredient is the power to articulate and officers will learn this vital skill.

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5

Mike Rodgers

Excellent class

5

William Charbonneau

This course changed the way I write report!

5

Brett Frey

Clear and concise, even made things fun with videos. All around excellent job and I believe it will help me throughout my career as a LEO.

5

Matthew Harbin

This is a great class, not grammar and spelling, but real report writing. Articulation, format, using case law, and more. It is now a staple for my trainees. One day will be set aside their first month on training to take this class.

5

Shuntale Gaines

Very helpful and informative

5

Jesse Baker

I really enjoyed the entirety of the course, One idea that may have been valuable to myself and likely others would be to have more practice exercises in rewriting example sentences. Thank you, I feel better prepared to do my job as a law enforcement officer.

5

Marcus McElroy

The course is helpful.

5

Darin Franklin

Very informative class to improve my writing and articulated skills. Love the exercises and the interactive portions of the class!

5

Brandon Curtis

Very informative and well put together. This class is great for officer's who struggle, or who may need improvement with their report writing.

5

Nathan Businger

This was a good training for all experience levels. Good reminders on articulating elements of crimes, and good suggestions on how to write better reports. I would absolutely recommend this training to others. Thank you!

5

Mike McFadden

Very interactive and great training. Lots of details to keep in mind when articulating events in a report.

5

Dylan Scottford

very great course and the things that you are pointing out are amazing

5

Urs Brechbuehler

This course made me a better report writer, because it help me to better articulate myself, and to structure my report in a logical manner. I think every officer should be required to take this class.

5
Hartville police department
Ohio

100% recommended this course

5

Travis Raz

I attended the Bullet Proof Report Writing course in Henderson this week. Having never bought into the bare minimum amount of training per year, I have invested good deal of my free time taking courses over the last 30 years. I found the recent course in Henderson to one , if not the best organized and best presented, I have ever taken. I felt my time was well vested. I look forward to trying out some of the webinars next.

5

David Castro

Elm Ridge PD
Texas

Great courses, great instructor. A lot of good information has been given to me that I will take back with me and apply them in the field. Would definitely recommend blue to gold to any LEO.

5
United States

The book was filled with knowledge to help and understand the class and further my skills to write. The class was more based on the 4th amendment than being a better report writer.

5

K. A.

Guilford County
United States

I enjoyed the class very much. I haven’t been through field training yet, but I feel that this has better prepared me in the one aspect I have been most worried about

5
United States

The course was very helpful and educational. A lot of good information was presented.

5

Daniel Stewart

United States

Very in-depth. Good review of case law. The videos were good. 15 minute longer lunch would be nice.

5
United States

Bulletproof Report Writing: The class was very informative on how to write reports that are concise, persuasive, and easy to follow. The instructor was passionate about the material that he taught and was able to convey the information in a relatable way.

5

MM

OH

Extremely informative and helpful. I enjoy writing reports and this gave me good details for how to improve.

5

AS

Ohio

A really great class !!!

5

DG

Ohio

The report writing course helped me understand how to write my reports with more pertinent details and format them to be easier to read.

5
Texas

Bulletproof report writing is a very good class. Wiehn is a very good speaker/instructor

5

R. G.

Perryton Police Department
Texas

I attended the report writing class. I expected to be bored, but I was surprised by how well put together the class was and how entertaining the instructor made a very dry subject. I highly recommend taking the Bullet-proof Report Writing.

5
Texas

Really good class! Helped me learn how to re-word and structure my report.

5
United States

Great class and knowledge. Will be looking forward to purchasing additional book materials. Thank you!

5
GCSO
US

The class was really helpful. The instructor has a large variety of materials to explain. I would recommend it to fellow law enforcement officers.

5
Tennessee

Great knowledge. Amazing instructor. I would definitely suggest this to fellow employees.

5
CLARKSVILLE PD
Tennessee

Very useful class along with the book. Changes your perspective on writing more detailed reports and avoiding getting caught up by a defense attorney's questions.

5

A. G.

Clarksville Police Dept
Tennessee

This course was great! The instructor was great in explaining everything

5
Tennessee

It is an amazing course, I learned a lot.

5

J. V.

Tennessee

Fantastic class that helps officers understand complex scenarios and proper phrasing that helps articulate facts and reasoning.

5
Tennessee

The bulletproof report writing course was very informative and some of the best training I’ve had. The instructor was very professional and should get a raise.

5

S. S.

Colorado

Took the Bulletproof Report writing class and it was great, very informative, and a lot of useful information. Will definitely recommend to other officers.

5
Colorado

The observation videos were a great way to put instruction into practice. I enjoyed and learned from all three classes and definitely will recommend them to my department.

5
Colorado

Report Writing. Amazing presentation! Instructor was well versed and extremely knowledgeable!

5

Ivan Landmark

Colorado

The instructor was well-educated in the field of report writing. The observation exercises were great and getting you to pay attention in greater detail. Overall great training to attend.

5

Tony Hudson

Colorado

Report writing. The class was informative, insightful, well-prepared, and rambunctiously taught.

5

J. H.

Colorado

This class was amazing, I was struggling on how to articulate. With this class I have a better understanding on how to articulate what I have seen.

5

J. L.

Colorado

Extremely helpful in reviewing and learning new and better ways to write reports.

5

N. G.

Colorado

Great class that focuses on report writing through correct articulation of facts and supporting case law.

5

Shane Johnston

Elbert County SO
Colorado

Extremely valuable information, no matter what class you take! A must for all LE who want to progress their on-the-job knowledge!

5

C. B.

Brighton Pd
Colorado

The material was easy to follow, speaker made the class interesting and relevant to LE

5

I. L.

Basalt PD
Colorado

Really good class. Really enjoyed the information and made it easy to understand with the real-life scenarios. Made me think about my articulation and to focus and list all observations made.

5

J. B.

Colorado

I enjoyed all the classes by Blue To Gold so far! The deep dive into how our legal system interprets our actions and how we can better explain our actions is literal gold. The understanding the classes teach leads to a better application of the law and thus a better understanding of it as well. I hope to see more classes from Blue to Gold offered to my agency and fellow officers in Colorado.

5

M. D.

Bullet proof report writing. Overall entertaining course making valid arguments. Not only did it teach on how to write reports, but also how to conduct investigations.

5

Larry Pearson

Loving County SO

Bulletproof report writing class was an excellent class on different examples that law enforcement utilizing 3 Golden Rules of report writing and the use of the acronym N.E.R.D.S.

5

Robert James

Real County Sheriff's Office

Bullet Proof Report Writing. Great Class for new officers and Officers with years of experience.

5

Nathan Barden

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

I recently attended a Bulletproof report writing class that exceeded my expectations. The class was not only informative but also engaging and enjoyable. The instructor’s knowledge and ability to keep us engaged was remarkable. His humor added an extra layer of enjoyment to the learning experience. I’ve gained valuable insights and skills that I’m eager to bring back to my division. Highly recommended!

5

N.S.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

The way this class was taught and presented needs to be in the academy. This should be required training for Feild Training Officers teaching Officers In Training how to write reports. I had report write explained in so many different ways that I struggled to write clear and concise reports. This class is going to help improve greatly!

5

Report writing....I think this class had a lot of great information related to report writing. The information was easy to comprehend. I think there was a decent amount of search and seizure topics, maybe some of that can be scaled back. The book is a cherry on top! Thank you!

5

JB

MCSO

Bulletproof report writing class went in extreme depth into one of the most important aspects of my job as a deputy

5
Alberto L.

This course allowed me to reflect on previous reports I had written that resulted in undesirable results and the reasons why they were unsuccessful.

5

AW

Show Low Police Department

I am a dispatcher, but I thought this class was full of good information.. I gained a lot of Information and will be using it on how I write my trainee dailies.. Thank you!!

5

Bryan Heppel

I just completed report writing and really good presentation and made me more confident writing a report and helped me know what to write and what the prosecutors are looking for. After finishing this class, I realized I left a lot of “meat off the bone” on reports and surprised I haven’t been called to court with my lack of detail in my reports. Thank you BLUE TO GOLD

5

Tyler Peterson

Gilbert PD

Awesome examples of case law and other officer’s reports that we can learn from

5

B.R.

Yuma County SO

The course was great, I learned what and how to articulate better, which is what I believe some deputies don't know but I will recommend this course!

5

RW

Scottsdale PS

Great information that will help in future with not only my reports but reading over and teaching my OITs with their reports.

5

VC

MCSO

Great course very good information, new academy’s need a day of this course on top of their current report writing course

Real World De-Escalation


Enhance your law enforcement skills with our highly acclaimed Real World De-escalation course. Geared towards dedicated officers seeking to minimize unnecessary use of force, this comprehensive training program provides practical and effective tactics for successfully de-escalating encounters. In a landscape where traditional police training has heavily emphasized force, mastering de-escalation is equally vital. By completing our course, you'll acquire essential skills to reduce unnecessary use of force, build community trust, enhance critical decision-making, and boost overall morale.

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5

Paul Child

Great.

5

Brandi Jones

This class had very good information and it will be helpful moving forward. This kind of stuff is what I build my professionalism around. I am not the biggest person in law enforcement and this kind of stuff seems to help me more than people understand. It's helped me in so many different situations. I appreciate how you taught the class it kept me focused.

5

Scott Young

Very helpful, thank you

5

Brandon Ratcliffe

Thank You for the mindful videos and learning modules

5

Mike Daugherty

The instructor did a great job presenting the material.

5

Dan Hopkins

Another great class. I appreciate being talked to like a cop.

5

Darby Weller

Very informative, well worth it!

5

Marcus Narehood

Exceptional! Highly recommend to all.

5

Sarah Rowin

These techniques can be used at work or at home.

5

Brandon Dunbar

Thanks for the training, it was great, and I learned a great deal of new information and ways to better communicate with people.

5

Vance Bithell

Course was awesome.

5

James Allred

I really liked this class. It was very informative and I feel better prepared.

5

Tyler Olsen

When I was forced to complete this training I was a little annoyed I had to watch 4 hours worth of video. As the training went on I actually learned a lot. It was great information, provided great tips and tricks, the instructor was chill and appeared to be himself and wasn't being too professional for the camera. It was a great training.

5

John Heppler

This course was actually very good. I went into it with low expectations because web-based training can be rough, however, the instructor was engaging, articulate, funny, and on point. The videos were great. The subject's relevance to current events was definitely helpful. I would recommend this course to anyone in need of some good de-escalation training.

5

Darren Pfeifer

Nebraska

All 4 classes I took were amazing. They were packed with all kinds of useful modern-day information, and the instructor did it in a way that kept the class engaged. Would recommend it to everyone in law enforcement.

5

J. M.

Nebraska

Another great set of classes. We are mandated to take de-escalation and duty to intervene classes here, but BtG made a very dry subject into one that was not only palatable but enjoyable! John Wiehn was an excellent instructor and an expert on the subject matter. Plenty of good videos and cop anecdotes kept things engaging as well. 10/10 would go to any BtG training if they are as good as these two classes.

5

D. A.

South Carolina

Great real-life training. The presenter was engaged and knowledgeable of the course data.

5

Cameron Connelly

Greer Police Department
South Carolina

I was a part of the de-escalation training module. It was absolutely outstanding, the instructor was highly knowledgeable and easy to follow along with. I would highly recommend this course to anyone.

5

B. H.

Greer PD
South Carolina

Real World De-escalation: Incredibly relevant and applicable. It’s great to hear this sort of training from those who have backgrounds as LE and attorneys.

5

B. B.

South Carolina

I’m still quite new to law enforcement so sitting in the de-escalation class was very informative. It explains some ways that I can better explain things to try and de-escalate a situation. However, it also explains that not all situations are able to be de-escalated. Which made me feel more confident in judging if a situation will be able to be de-escalated or not.

5

K. R.

Greer PD
South Carolina

De-escalation This class was incredible. I really appreciated the videos that incorporated real-life situations in which the techniques were applied. Our instructor did an awesome job conveying the material.

5

T. D.

South Carolina

Great class, you could tell the instructor loves what he does. A lot of great examples of do’s and don’t do.

5

J. S.

Greer Police Department
South Carolina

Just attended the de-escalation class and it was a great and informative class. The class had a lot of discussion and made you think about how you do your job and can increase your overall success in situations. Would highly recommend it!

5

Mike Ferrell

Greer PD
South Carolina

Good class about de-escalation

5

Z. B.

South Carolina

This de-escalation class greatly helped in reviewing and informing officers of great de-escalation tactics to employ and the situations in which they should be employed. The instructor did a great job at presenting the material and showed videos that provided conversations and how they relate to the de-escalation principles.

5

C. W.

South Carolina

De-escalation class. The class was very in-depth in providing step-by-step processes to effectively de-escalate and non-escalate some situations that it is appropriate to utilize. The instructor having both LE and legal experience provided two different points of view on situations that are pivotal in how situations can proceed.

5

C. P.

Biloxi PD
Mississippi

It’s really good training and very informative. More than most training, real-life scenarios and footage were used.

5

S. S.

Mississippi

Good training, good instructor. I attended bulletproof writing, search & seizure, duty to intervene & de-escalation

Duty to Intervene


As law enforcement professionals, the responsibility to safeguard justice extends not only to our interactions with the public but also within our own ranks. Failing to intervene can have dire consequences, from termination to criminal charges and civil rights lawsuits. Our groundbreaking Duty to Intervene course is a comprehensive solution, arming officers with essential skills to prevent unnecessary use of force, enhance community trust, and intervene safely and effectively.

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5

Paul Child

Class should be mandated for all departments

5

Zakry Brooking

Best course.

5

Kyle Kinnan

Overall a very informative class. Thank You

5

Henry DeJean

This course was very easy to follow and created an informative & educational building block which every law enforcement agency should build upon. As dynamic as public safety is, the importance of building trust and partnerships with the community are invaluable. The only way for LEO to conduct themselves is from a professional standard.

5

Christian Burke

Moral class that all police officer should take

5

Mark Hatz

I have a whole new understanding of the Duty to Intervene. Which is to say I had no prior understanding of the Duty to Intervene. This course should be mandatory.

5

Dan Schoonmaker

Clear and concise presentation of essential information about active intervention that is critical to the success of public safety. Very well done.

5

Jeffrey Beazizo

Thank you for putting together a great course. We all appreciate it!

5

Louis Ancar

The material presented and examples given were outstanding an on point.

5

Patrick Cunningham

Great content and great presenter!

5

Michael Adkins

This course would make an excellent requirement for all supervisors and line officers in any police department or any other agency with arrest powers.

5

Athena Clark

Great training for officers of all levels.

5

Rick Emerson

An outstanding review of when and how to intervene before a situation goes sideways. The attached cases for each section provide excellent information to put the topic into context.

5

Amanda Williams

This is an amazing class, that could save your career if a time arises where you have to intervene in a situation. Rookies, FTO's, and Supervisor's should all take this class.

5

Gisberth Gonzalez

very helpful information in the performance of the duties.

5

Marcus Narehood

Exceptional! A must for supervisors to pass along to their subordinates and save their careers.

5

V. M.

Mississippi

Great, fully comprehensive classes. Very engaging with real-world, modern-day applications.

5

C. L.

Mississippi

Good class and good information

5

GW

FDA

I am a supervisory special agent with the FDA Office of Criminal Investigations assigned to Headquarters. Our office recently acquired your training portals regarding Duty to Intervene and Real World De-escalation. I have been a federal law enforcement officer for 33 years- and I want to express my appreciation for a very well-put-together program. Things have changed over the time I have served in law enforcement and I think your program effectively confronts the issues that we as law enforcement professionals must cope with. I am assigned to headquarters, but some of the things you address (especially in the Real World De-escalation portal) are measures that I can consider practicing with the management of my own staff in the office setting. Again—thank you and thanks for making us better law enforcement personnel!