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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Guide on Handling Officer-Involved Shootings Released

The International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services have jointly developed Officer-Involved Shootings: A Guide for Law Enforcement Leaders. The guide is organized into the following sections:
  • Pre-Incident Preparations.
  • Incident Scene Procedures.
  • Post-Incident Investigation.
  • Officer Mental Health and Wellness.
  • Media Relations.
Access the guide at
IACP and the COPS Office also have a companion brochure, Officer-Involved Shootings Investigative Protocols: A Guide for Law Enforcement Leaders (  This trifold indicates the critical steps that should be taken after an officer-involved shooting incident, and includes resources and an assessment of your approach.

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