ICI Officer Involved Shooting

Course Description:

This POST Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI) scenario-based training course is designed for experienced detectives who are assigned to investigate law enforcement involved critical incidents including officer-involved shootings, use of force incidents and in- custody deaths.

Designed for experienced detectives, this scenario based training course will focus on critical incidents, including: officer-involved shootings; use of force incidents; and in- custody deaths. Participants will be assigned to an investigative team, respond to a different use of force incident scene, and conduct an investigation into the scenario incident. Investigation techniques will include crime scene management and documentation, conducting interviews, and evidence collection. A participant presentation to a panel of experts will culminate this training. Topics covered throughout this course include understanding stakeholders, lawful and unlawful force, physiological and psychological changes (human factors), administrative and criminal investigations, legal considerations and courtroom testimony, crime scene reconstruction, video forensics, electronic control weapon (ECW) incidents, excited delirium related issues and contemporary critical incident case studies.


Course Topics:

  • Understanding Stakeholders
  • Lawful and Unlawful Force
  • Physiological and Psychological Changes (human factors)
  • Administrative and Criminal Investigations
  • Video Forensics
  • ECW/Taser/ICD
  • UOF In-Custody Deaths
  • Contemporary Critical Incident Case Reviews
  • Physical Evidence/Forensics

Course Prerequisites:

  1. Currently working in an investigative unit
  2. Completion of the POST online “Search Warrant Fundamentals” class on the POST Learning Portal https://lp.post.ca.gov/post/default.aspx 

If you have any questions or issues about these prerequisites, please contact the RTC as soon as possible.


Course Certification Number: 9070-22450
Course Certification Hours: 40


Course Fee Information:

Reimbursement Plan IV: There is no tuition for POST reimbursable agencies. Student travel and per diem reimbursement will be via Training Reimbursement Request (TRR) for POST reimbursable agencies only. This course is a POST contract course and exempt from the current reimbursement suspension as outlined in POST Bulletin No. 2017-01.
Non-Reimbursable agencies: Tuition is $1,363.32 per student and there will be no reimbursement for travel and per diem.


Course Date(s)

  • 10/23/2017 – Orange County
    October 23, 2017 - October 27, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 03/26/2018 – Orange County
    March 26, 2018 - March 30, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 05/07/2018 – Orange County
    May 07, 2018 - May 11, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 09/24/2018 – Orange County
    September 24, 2018 - September 28, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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