GAUTIER, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Mississippi Attorney General's Office.
Who: Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, the United States Attorney's Office, the Regional Counterdrug Training Academy (RCTA) and the Law Enforcement Alliance for Peer Support (LEAPS) have teamed up with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Gautier Police Department to offer free officer involved shooting trainings, which will be conducted across the state.
When: Thursday, August 20 at 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Where: Gautier at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Jefferson Community College), 2300 Highway 90, in the Warner Peterson Administration Building
Prerequisites of the Course: A participant must be a law enforcement officer, an officer assigned to investigate officer involved shootings, a behavioral health professional, a chaplain, a prosecutor and/or a dispatcher assigned to emergency communications.
Description of the Course: This course will discuss the physical, emotional, cognitive, social, departmental and other changes that may occur as a result of any officer involved shooting. Potential results occurring before, during and after of the event will be detailed. Considerations of the initial investigations, follow up investigations, grand jury issues, public sentiment issues and the welfare of the responding individual will be examined. Other issues discussed will include the legal parameters for use of lethal force, statutory and case law pertinent to an officer's use of lethal force, evidence, interview of the shooter and witnesses, reports, news media and return to duty.
Attorney General Jim Hood encourages all Mississippi law enforcement officers, investigative officers, behavioral health professionals, chaplains, prosecutors and dispatchers to sign up and take advantage of this free training. For more information and to register for this course, visit www.agjimhood.com. Click on Events & Trainings under the media center. *All media outlets are invited.