Blue to Gold, LLC
Law Enforcement Training

About us

Passion. Experience.

 

We are the nation's best police legal trainers. We specialize in search and seizure, interview and interrogation law, use of force, and report writing. Contact us to discuss how we can train your officers. Hosting agencies get FREE registrations.

 
 

Instructors

 
 
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Senior Instructor

Anthony Bandiero, CPM, ALM

Anthony is a retired law enforcement officer with experience as both a municipal police officer and sergeant with a state police agency. Anthony has studied constitutional law for over twenty years and has trained countless police officers in advanced search and seizure. 

Blue to Gold Law Enforcement Training is a company dedicated to cutting edge and professional law enforcement training.

 

Experience

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

Education

Gonzaga School of Law
Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude, Exp. 2019

  • 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

Additional Experience

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

Subject Matter Expert

  • Use of Force

  • Search and Seizure

  • Emergency Vehicle Operations

  • Tactical Communications

  • Police Body Worn Cameras

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 - Vehicle Operations

Firearms’ Instructor, Nevada Highway Patrol
Firearms' Instructor, FBI
Verbal Judo Instructor, 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

Invited Talks and Lectures

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
ILEETA Member

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