Seminar Title

5 Day Use of Deadly Force and Officer Involved Shooting

Dates of Events

03/04/2024 through 03/08/2024

Last Updated: 11/13/2023
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan, Jerry Rodriguez
Location: Palace Station Hotel & Casino - 2411 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Course Registration Fee: $550
Instructor Bio
John Jack Ryan
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.
Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the LLRMI Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has authored "Law Enforcement Best Practices" 6th Edition, "Jail and Best Practices", and "Emerging Legal Trends for SWAT, Tactical and Emergency Response Operations" Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.

Jerry Rodriguez
Jerry Rodriguez spent 26 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, retiring in 2013 at the rank of Captain. His leadership assignments included assignments such as Patrol Commanding Officer, Adjutant to the Office of Operations, Watch Commander, Sergeant, and Field Training Officer. In addition to this, Jerry has experience in the Baltimore Police Department,
as the Deputy Police Commissioner in Charge of the Professional Standard’s Bureau, as well as Chief of Investigations for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.
For years Jerry consulted and guided municipalities on high profile police-involved incidents as a member of the agency. However,
in retiring as a Law Enforcement Expert in 2021, he has been recruited to work on high-profile and sensitive cases. Jerry is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Class 234 and holds a master’s degree in Leadership from St. Mary College of California, as well as, a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
He also has policing experience with the West Coast and East Coast Law Enforcement Agencies and has participated in many investigations throughout his professional career.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Officer Involved Shootings
“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.
Use of Force Training
Preparing Officers for the Current State of the Law and Community Expectations while maintaining Officer Safety
This program is specifically geared to use of force instructors who can immediately use what they take from this course to provide the officers they instruct with a greater understanding of the law, liability exposure, decision-making, and best practices with respect to use of force.
There is no greater exposure to criminal and civil liability than in the area of Use of Force, an essential and necessary task that all officers face. In many cases, trainers are well-versed in the skills related to use of force or the “how to” deploy force. However, many officers and trainers are not well-versed in the “when to” use force beyond the basic tenets of cases like
Graham v. Connor. This program provides attendees with an understanding of the essential decision-making skills related to the Constitutional Use of Force.

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