Officer Involved Shootings, Investigation
Course Description - This 36-hour course provides an introduction to the investigative techniques utilized in officer involved shootings and other use of "deadly force" incidents. The curriculum addresses a number of critical legal, investigative and psychological issues which must be considered by officers prior to initiating, and during, the performance of such investigations. The differences between the criminal and administrative aspects of officer involved shootings and other "deadly force" investigations are presented.
Who Should Attend - Due to limited seating, the following categories will be given priority for attendance: 1) officers assigned primary responsibility in a law enforcement agency (LEA) for investigating officer involved shootings and other "deadly force" incidents, either in a criminal or administrative capacity; 2) uniformed, supervisory, or other personnel assigned to a LEA patrol unit who are designated as "first responders" to such incidents.
Course Objectives - To provide students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to initiate and conduct investigations of officer involved shootings or related "deadly force" incidents.
- Civil and Criminal Liabilities
- Crime Scene Control
- Organization of the Shooting Team and Their Response
- Forensic and Firearms Issues
- Psychological Aspects
- District Attorney Case Review
- Case Review and Assessment
- Psychological Issues
Additional Information - For further information contact the ATC at (916) 464-1200, and ask for the Program Training Officer or secretary for this course.