Officer Involved Shooting – Supervisor/Manager Responsibility – Cypress

March 27 - 29, 2017   |   Cypress, CA

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Cypress Community Center
5700 Orange Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630

Class Hours

8:00am – 5:00pm

Course Control Number

9100-10780-16-004, 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


Tony Duckworth Tony Duckworth, CPOA

Tony Duckworth retired from the Fremont Police Department (2014) after twenty-six years of service. He last served the department as the Adjutant Lieutenant to the Patrol Division Commander.
Tony’s experience includes Patrol, Investigations, Traffic, Jail Management, Field Training, Peer Support, and he also served on the department’s SWAT team for seventeen years.
Tony earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, the CORO Leadership Collaborative, and also earned a POST Management certificate. As a sworn law enforcement officer, Tony served CPOA as the Region II Training Officer, and as a member of the training committee.
As Deputy Director of the California Peace Officers’ Association, Tony is directly responsible for the training division, which includes maintaining current course offerings and new course development. Tony is also charged with operational oversight in direct support of the Executive Director.

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.

Mike Tegner

Laura Cole - new Laura Cole

Laura Cole is the owner of Cole Pro Media. She spent 14 years in the television news business working as a White House Correspondent and as a reporter for local television stations in California, Ohio and Nebraska. Laura established her company to consult with law enforcement on how to effectively work with the media, craft positive stories for social media and the best ways to manage a crisis.

Nancy Bohl-Penrod

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.
Dr. Bohl-Penrod also attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) Basic and Advanced “Hostage Negotiation” (CNT) training in Quantico, Virginia. For the past twenty-seven years Dr. Bohl-Penrod has been actively involved in helping the families of those killed in the line-of-duty during National Police Week in Washington, DC. She is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is a technique she uses to help trauma survivors. Dr. Bohl-Penrod is known for her 5-day Basic Peer Support and Critical Incident Stress Management training that The Counseling Team International has taught to over 10,000 first responders throughout the United States and Canada. Nancy’s personal experience over the years has allowed her to develop a personal approach to helping law enforcement families by providing “Significate Other Survival” (SOS) training.
Nancy has responded to more than 1,000 critical incidents in her career of which, 800 were officer shootings. Some of the major incidents she has responded to are the ATF incident in Waco, Texas, the TWA Flight 800 disaster in Long Island, New York, the Typhoon disaster in Guam and the Alaska Air Disaster in Los Angeles. She led a team of Mental Health Professionals in assisting those severely impacted by the Terrorist Attacks in New York. While in New York she was sent by the FBI to the Pentagon to provide her services. Her team responded to the California Wildfires of 2003 and they assisted the U.S. Forest Service in the loss of Engine 57 firefighters in the Esperanza Fire of 2006. More recently her services were used for the Big Bear Manhunt (Dorner Case), Los Angeles International Airport TSA shooting, Seal Beal beauty salon shooting and assisted the U.S. Forest Service with the loss of three firefighters in Washington State.
On December 2nd, 2015 Dr. Bohl-Penrod lead a team of mental health professionals and peer supporters to assist the county of San Bernardino and all of the public safety personnel impacted by the terrorist attack.
Over the past twenty years Nancy has developed over “fifty” public safety wellness divisions for departments of all sizes through her public safety “Employee Support Services” program. Dr. Bohl-Penrod has written numerous articles and book chapters focusing on mental health issues for police and fire personnel. She recently was on the team who created an APP to guide public safety peer supporters and supervisors in their endeavor to help each other.

mike-tegner-new Mike Tegner

Lieutenant Michael Tegner is a 19-year veteran of the Fremont Police Department.  He was a detective in the Crimes Against Persons Unit for eight years and supervised the unit for two years.  Lt. Tegner was the lead Robbery/Homicide Investigator and investigated more than 15 Officer Involved Shootings.  He also developed the policy and procedures on Officer Involved Shooting investigations at the Fremont Police Department.

Who Should Attend:

Supervisors & Managers

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.