Police Involved Shooting & Deadly Force

TUITION:      $200.00

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Police Officer Standards  and Training  Council's Field Services  Training Division  is offering  a (3) day Police Involved Shooting & Deadly Force Training Course from Tuesday, December 14, 2021 to Thursday, December 16, 2021. The training will take place at the Connecticut Police Academy, 285 Preston Avenue,  Meriden, CT from 8:30am to 4:30pm daily. The course will be presented by BOWMAC Educational Services/RSI, Inc.

This course is designed for Chiefs, Patrol Commanders, Shift Supervisors, Research and Development Personnel, Professional Standards Personnel, Departmental Employee Assistance Personnel, Etc. The training will strengthen the departmental response capability to shootings and address personnel issues related to Critical Incident Stress and investigations. The course will be a combination of lecture, demonstration, case study with video, and a personal interview/discussion with an officer involved in a line of duty shooting.

This course deals in depth with four critical aspects of police involved shootings:

  1. The Officer and Trauma Issues
  2. Use of Force Policies and Guidelines
  3. Individual and/or Departmental Liability & Training Issues
  4. Media Relations

Practitioners will share their experiences and provide participants with strategies for dealing with each of these areas. The emotions of officers who have been involved in the line of duty shootings will be explored in terms of maintaining  them as productive and healthy members of their agency. Liability issues surrounding the use of force, specifically deadly force, will be identified and discussed.  Proper containment of the shooting scene and dealing with the press will provide the critical link between liability issues, transparency and successful investigation.

Day One:

  • Orientation
  • Course Overview and Needs Assessment
  • Investigation into Police Involved Shootings and Other Uses of Deadly Force
  • Post Shooting Trauma Issues:
    • The Officer Involved
    • Other Officers Involved
    • The Officer's Family
    • The Officer's Department

Day Two:

  • Post Shooting Trauma Issues - Continued
  • An Examination of Potential Departmental Responses & Policy Related Issues
    • Non-Shooting Incidents
    • Critical Incident Stress Issues
  • Legal Issues Instruction
    • Criminal Liability
    • Civil Liability

Day Three:

  • Use of Force Training Presentation - The Reactive Control Model
  • Developing Policies and Procedures for Your Agency
    • Review of Specific Policies
    • Practical Exercises
  • Course Review

The class is limited to (40) attendees. Please complete a registration form from the web and fax it [(203) 238-6119] or email it to Barbara Fullenwiley at Barbara.fullenwiley@ct.gov by Friday, November 19, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact the Field Services Division at 203-427-2622.

Students successfully completing the course will receive Review Training Credit in the following areas:

  • Area: 626 Critical Incident Response Training (16hrs)

Lunch may be purchased at nearby restaurants. Proper, business attire required.

DISCLAIMER:  The Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POST-C) makes every effort, within its ability and resources, to provide the highest quality, most relevant in-service training programs available at minimum cost to all Connecticut police officers and agencies.  However, POST-C does not provide legal advice, and does not endorse the accuracy or completeness of specific in-service training programs provided by each of its many contractors and training providers.  The materials and opinions of individual providers offered during the course of in-service training are those of the instructor alone, and do not necessarily represent the position of the Police Officer Standards and Training Council, the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, or the State of Connecticut.  Given the multitude of disparate factual scenarios with which law enforcement personnel are presented in the discharge of their official duties, students and sponsoring agencies are strongly advised and encouraged to seek the advice and counsel of their own legal advisors before implementing concepts or adopting specific measures discussed or recommended during in-service training sessions.