Officer Involved is a debrief of the complex dynamics that occur during officer-involved shootings and how officers and their agencies can understand the extreme dynamics of such an incident to help us improve and grow as a profession. Officer Involved encourages law enforcement officers to honestly and critically assess their tactics and mindset to improve officer safety and positively review lethal force encounters and critical incidents for professional growth. Instructor Tom Stilson’s class dissects the dynamics and challenges presented in a shooting.
Officed Involved was designed to address the importance of mental preparation and moral perspective for officers in their careers to help prepare them for the possibility of a lethal force encounter. Officer Involved is beneficial to new and veteran officers, whether they have been involved in a critical incident or not and emphasizes a growth mindset for officers when faced with violent confrontations. The instructor will also address cost-effective training opportunities and methods for officers to better prepare for or prevent a lethal force encounter. Instructor Stilson’s presentation strives to help America’s police officers understand how common mental “blocks” and other external factors affect safety priorities and allow officers to misjudge threats faced during calls for service.
In addition to preparing law enforcement officers for lethal force encounters prior to a critical incident and preparing officers for the moments when critical incidents erupt, Instructor Stilson’s class hopes to guide law enforcement personnel through the potential adversity faced in the aftermath of an Officer Involved Shooting. Tom Stilson will discuss the aftermath of a critical incident including anticipated interviews, legal challenges, courtroom testimony, and internal investigations. This class also takes a critical look at how law enforcement agencies respond after a critical incident involving an Officer Involved Shooting. Instructor Stilson will suggest comprehensive and educated protocols to officer- involved shootings that uphold the integrity of an investigation while providing compassion and empathy for involved officers.