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Officer Involved Shooting Investigations

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is pleased to announce two opportunities to attend “Officer Involved Shooting Investigations” training presented by Professional Law Enforcement Training, LLC.

Course Description

Officer-involved shootings are being heavily scrutinized in modern-day law enforcement by the media, community leaders, and activists, as well as the entire criminal justice system. The highly sensitive nature of these investigations requires that they are conducted in a very professional and thorough manner, leaving no stone unturned.

This two-day training course will help officers understand the investigative process and help detectives ensure that they are properly equipped to conduct an officer-involved shooting investigation.

This training course has proven extremely beneficial for anyone involved in the investigation of an officer-involved shooting to include the patrol officers, new and veteran detectives, crime scene personnel, prosecutors, dispatchers, and supervisors who will oversee the investigation.

Participants will gain knowledge regarding how to handle and investigate one of the most important types of cases in their careers. Case studies, court decisions, grand jury outcomes, and trial outcomes will all be discussed, providing the class participants a unique opportunity to study cases from the beginning to their conclusion.

Topics to be Covered Include:

  • Major Incident Scene Management

  • Media in High Profile Cases

  • Handling In-Custody Suspects

  • Identifying Potential Witnesses

  • Crime Scene Procedures

  • Interviewing the Involved Officer

  • Involved Officer's Statement: Voluntary vs. Garrity

  • Administrative & Criminal Investigation

  • Important Case Law and Court Decision Regarding Use of Force

Who Should Attend:

This training is only available to sworn law enforcement officers in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Partial In-service Credit

Partial In-service Credit (PIC) for Virginia law enforcement officers will be available. 


There is no fee to attend this training.

Travel, Lodging, and Meals

Transportation, lodging and meals are the responsibility of the participant.

Training Time and Details

Sign in begins at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of training. 

Training begins at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at or around 5:00 p.m. daily 


For More Information, Contact:

Chris Scuderi
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