Officer Involved Shooting Investigations

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September 27 - September 28, 2023   |   Academy - 1595 Bonham Rd. Bristol, VA 24201

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) will be holding an “Officer Involved Shooting Investigations” Class at the Southwest Virginia Criminal Justice Academy on September 27 -28, 2023. The class will be presented by Professional Law Enforcement Training, LLC. Registration is through DCJS by using the link at the bottom of the page.

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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