Officer Involved Shooting – Supervisor/Management Responsibility – Carlsbad

November 28 - 30, 2017   |   Carlsbad, CA

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Carlsbad Police Department
Conference Rooms 1 & 2
2560 Orion Way
Carlsbad, CA 92010

Class Hours

8:00am – 5:00pm

Course Control Number

9100-10780-17-001, Plan III

Course Description

What you will learn:
Legal Aspects:
Current Public Perceptions
Criminal/Administrative Investigations
Case Law
Risk Management Issues

Media Relations:
Controlling the Flow of Information
Press Releases
Managing Media at the Scene
Public Perception
Information Dissemination

Investigative Steps:
The expanded investigative session covers all aspects of a use of force investigation to include controversial issues such as whether or not to allow the involved officer(s) to view video, and voluntary vs. compelled statements. Primary focuses include:
Duties of the on-scene supervisor
Incident command
Duties of the lead investigator
Pre/post education and training for your department

Psychological & Physiological Effects


   John Bakhit, Mastagni Holstedt, APC

John H. Bakhit is a Senior Associate with Mastagni Holstedt, APC and is the Managing Attorney of the firm’s Ontario Office. John specializes in labor and employment law representation and handles complex claims arising out of the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act, the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act, the California Labor Code, the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act, the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act, and other statutes protecting the rights of employees. John also regularly negotiates complex employment contracts with City, County, and State Agencies. John has been representing Public Safety members for over a decade and has extensive experience representing them in high profile Officer Involved Shootings, critical incidents, criminal investigations, and disciplinary investigations. He frequently instructs courses on Officer Involved Shootings (“OIS”) Investigations, Critical Incident Investigations, the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights, the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights, labor relations issues, and other employment related issues.  Prior to becoming an attorney, John was a police officer with the Oakland Police Department, working in Patrol and the Crime Prevention Unit. While assigned to the Crime Prevention Unit, he regularly wrote and served search warrants, worked undercover, and testified as an expert witness in court. John also completed an internship with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, where he was assigned to the Gang Unit.

Nancy Bohl-Penrod, Ph.D., Psychotherapist and Trainer

Nancy K. Bohl-Penrod, Ph.D. is a Psychotherapist and Trainer, who holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Masters Degree in Counseling/Education. She is the Director of The Counseling Team International (TCTI), which is also, The Southern California Critical Incident Stress Management Team. She is a member of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), is one of the past presidents of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Psychological Services Section. Nancy is a certified Master Trainer for the QPR Institute focusing on Suicide Prevention and Intervention for first responders. She is also a certified trainer for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), ICEMA for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), California POST and STC. She is an adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice Departments for Riverside and San Bernardino Valley Community Colleges. She is a frequent speaker at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Academies. For the past five years she has taught for the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) throughout the country and for the past twenty years she has taught the Officer Involved Shooting class for the California Peace Officers Association (CPOA). She was also invited by the United Nations to teach their Security Police. Twenty-four years ago she developed and continues to facilitate a 3-Day workshop in Lake Arrowhead through Peace Officer and Standard Training (POST) for those officers involved in a shooting.

 John McGinness, Sheriff (Ret.), Sacramento Co. SD, Radio Show Host -KFBK

John McGinness retired as Sheriff in December 2010, after 31 years experience with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.  He served in every service area of the Department, and was a highly decorated veteran with a background in many high profile assignments. John served for many years as a member of the Sheriff’s Motorcycle Detail where he was a training officer and team leader.  He served as a CSI investigator, homicide detective and department spokesman.  John McGinness promoted through the ranks and ultimately commanded the Centralized Investigation Division until he was appointed Undersheriff in March of 2001and served as Undersheriff until elected Sheriff in 2006.  John holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Public Administration and a Master of Science Degree in Emergency Services Administration from the California State University, Long Beach, and is a graduate of the prestigious West Point Leadership Institute.

Bruce Praet - new Bruce Praet

Bruce Praet spent ten years as a police officer in Orange County working patrol, detectives and K9. After finishing law school, Bruce started as Assistant General Counsel at the Los Angeles Police Protective League. In 1987, he was a founding partner in the Orange County law firm of Ferguson, Praet & Sherman where he continues to specialize in defending officer involved shootings, K9 liability, pursuits and use of force cases for agencies and officers across the state in federal court. In 1998, Bruce and Gordon Graham founded Lexipol which continues to provide state-of-the-art customized policies for over 90% of law enforcement in California and more than 3000 agencies across the nation. Bruce also continues to serve on various POST committees and teach POST courses in K9 liability, Officer Involved Shootings, Internal Affairs and Executive Development.


Who Should Attend:


Fees and Registration: $226.00

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Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $15 administrative fee.
There will be no refund for cancellations received 15 days or less prior to the start date of the course. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.

Substitution Policy:

CPOA encourages you to make a substitution if a student cannot attend the course; substitutions will be accepted prior to the course in writing and on-site.

*Registration Policy:

CPOA will not register anyone for a class unless payment has been received in full. If you are not able to provide payment with registration you may provide a credit card to hold the seat. However, all students must be paid in full 10 days prior to the class. If payment is not received and a card has been given to hold the seat, it will be charged.