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Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

Focus:  Detectives, Command Officers, Risk Managers, City/County Attorneys, Attorneys General.

Length: 16-hours

Two seasoned investigators and expert presenters deliver a mixture of lecture, facilitated discussion, and learning activities that include simulated interviews and the analysis of actual shooting videos.  The course is designed to provide an evolutionary leap in the competency of every investigator attending the course. 

In today's law enforcement world, an OIS not only affects the suspect, officers, and their families, but has the potential for sparking widespread social unrest and violence.  This single act can instantly change the relationship your agency and its officers have with the community you serve.  Only through an investigation that is highly competent and addresses all of the needs of every stakeholder can the integrity of the facts be trusted.  Every investigation into any shooting must be of the highest standard possible.  This course, packing more practical information into the two days of training than most courses do in five, helps you achieve that goal.

This cutting edge course provides investigators, command officers, administrators, prosecutors and risk managers with the technical information needed to conduct thorough and objective OIS investigations.  The primary emphasis is on the identification and anticipation of critical investigative issues and preparation for addressing them.  Examples include sources of bias and the effects it can have on the agency's standing and liability; how to deal with the proliferation of video evidence, whether obtained from private or official sources; whether to allow involved officers to view video before, during or after being interviewed; the legality and liability associated with the seizure of privately owned media; when interviews of involved officers should be conducted; and common controversies arising from interpretation errors and the human-factors science that properly explains them. 

This course includes:

  • Understanding Stakeholders and their objective concerns.
  • Avoiding bias in the investigation.
  • Criminal and administrative investigation bifurcation issues.
  • Elements of lawful force.
  • Basic applied forensic human factors.
  • Understanding and analyzing video evidence.
  • Seizure of video and audio devices.
  • Conducting effective interviews of involved officer(s).

By attending this course, you will deepen your understanding of the "big picture," while at the same time increasing your ability to conduct a competent, legal investigation where the rights of all parties are upheld.  This is a nuts-and-bolts course that provides you with advanced methods of getting the best investigation possible, an investigation that will withstand any scrutiny from any source in the future.

This is one of the most highly rated courses of its kind.  

Let us assist you in attaining the highest quality, most credible investigation possible to gain the facts and protect the truth of what happened in this shooting!