Seminar Title

Officer Involved Shootings

Dates of Events

01/11/2023 through 01/12/2023

Last Updated: 12/08/2022
Instructor(s): Jerry Rodriguez
Location: Birmingham Police Academy - 401 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Event Detail-2
Jerry Rodriguez
Jerry Rodriguez(retired) spent 35 years in law enforcement. Jerry's career includes four agencies and expanded from west coast to east coast, as well as three years as Chief of Investigations for the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, Bureau of Investigations.
Jerry's career also includes three years as Deputy Commissioner with the Professional Standards and Accountability Bureau with the Baltimore Police Department in Maryland. Jerry's academic accomplishments include a Masters in Leadership, Bachelors of Science, FBI National Academy and West Point Leadership Academy.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
“Some of our most complex and highly litigated investigations, how we respond as an agency, as an investigator, and adjudicator matters more than ever before. Are you ready?”
Training Goals and Objectives:
There is arguably no single event that can traumatize a law enforcement agency, its employees, or the communities they serve more than an officer-involved shooting incident. The criticism and intense scrutiny generated by the media, the community, and the potential criminal liability for all involved can be overwhelming. Civil judgments resulting from such cases can also equally debilitate a police organization's effectiveness, have an adverse impact on its employees, and erode the community’s trust. It is, therefore, imperative that every police department prepares in earnest for this inevitable eventuality. It is also essential that investigators charged with the task of leading a police officer-involved use of force investigation become equally prepared.
The purpose of this course is to provide attendees with investigative knowledge that is applicable to all law enforcement involved uses of force (lethal and less lethal, hits or non-hits) and in-custody death investigations, regardless of the size of their department, and whether the incident occurred on or off duty. Law Enforcement officer-involved use of force investigations require a unique skill set that is gained through training and experience. The stakes for the involved officers and the departments are so high that it is imperative that the investigations be conducted using industry standards that seek to find the truth of the matter and never compromise investigative integrity. This course will provide those in attendance with the knowledge, skills, and investigative protocols necessary to handle any law enforcement use of force and in-custody death investigations.
Training Audience and Content:
This course is intended for use of force front-line investigators and their supervisors, middle managers – investigative reviewers, and executive personnel who are responsible for adjudicating agency uses of force (criminal and administrative). Others who would benefit from the training include crime scene technicians, medical examiners/coroner’s investigators, supervisors, military investigators, criminal analysts, prosecuting attorneys, and district attorney investigative personnel responsible for the review of law enforcement uses of force.
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