Advanced Training

The Advanced Training Class (ATC) is an intensive 18-week program situated in Meridian, Idaho, meticulously crafted to cultivate and elevate the capabilities of carefully chosen recruits possessing basic POST certification. ATC integrates physical conditioning and human relations skills with comprehensive training across various law enforcement disciplines. The overarching goal is to mold individuals into proficient, professional, safe, and well-rounded troopers within the ranks of the Idaho State Police.

This multifaceted approach ensures that graduates of ATC emerge not only with the necessary technical expertise but also possess the interpersonal and situational awareness required to navigate the diverse challenges of modern law enforcement. The result is a cadre of troopers ready to uphold the values and responsibilities entrusted to them by the state of Idaho.

Throughout the duration of ATC, recruits undergo approximately 1,098 hours of rigorous training. The curriculum is expansive and covers a spectrum of essential areas, including but not limited to:


  • Administrative License Suspension (ALS)
  • Commercial Vehicle Safety
  • Criminal Interdiction
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Drugs that Impair Driving (DID)
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Incident Command System
  • Intoxilyzer 5000 / Lifeloc FC20 / Alco-Sensor III
  • Speed Detection
  • Traffic Code
  • Traffic Crash Investigation

Officer Safety

  • Active Shooter Response
  • Arrest Techniques
  • ASP baton for defensive compliance
  • CPR/AED/Tactical Life Saving
  • Firearms
  • Health and Wellness
  • Officer Safety/Survival
  • Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) Spray
  • Physical Training
  • Pursuit / Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVOC)
  • Radio Procedures
  • Self-Defense Tactics
  • Use of Force

Other Enforcement / Support

  • Electronic Applications
  • Equipment and Vehicle Issues / Maintenance / Inspection
  • Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF)
  • Law Enforcement Ethics
  • Legal Knowledge & Updates
  • Office of Professional Standards (OPS) Investigations
  • Report Writing
  • Sexual Harassment & Discrimination

Human Relations

  • Communications
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Law Enforcement Lifestyles
  • Stress Management Issues
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