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Seminar Title:  
Officer-Involved Shooting and Use-of-Force 5-day

DATES:  4/17/2023 through 4/21/2023

INSTRUCTOR(S):  John Kempf

LOCATION:  Bossier Sheriff Viking Drive Substation - 2510 Vicking Drive, Bossier City, LA  71111

HOTEL:  Hampton Inn - Bossier City, LA  1-318-841-9700
Contact Hotel for State Govt. Rate

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $650.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

John Kempf is currently a Captain and District Commander of The Idaho State Police District One office located in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. John began his career as a Trooper with the Idaho State Police in 1997 and was promoted to Detective in 2000 where his primary focus was narcotics investigations. As a Detective John lead and participated in hundreds of narcotic cases ranging from street level investigations to complex conspiracy and federal wire tape cases. In 2008 John was promoted to Sergeant and supervised a narcotics unit whose primary focus is mid to upper-level drug traffickers. In 2014 John was promoted to Detective Lieutenant where he managed a unit whose caseloads included major narcotics cases, Officer-Involved Shootings /Critical Incidents, Homicides and Professional Standards Investigations.

 

John is a member of the National Alliance of State Drug Enforcement Agencies and the coordinator for Idaho of the Domestic Highway Enforcement program.

John has been called to testify in Federal Court as an expert witness on drug investigations and is one of the lead instructors and organizers of the Idaho Basic Narcotics Officers Course. John has received numerous accolades for his law enforcement efforts including a U.S. Department of Justice Award for Public Service, Certificate of Merit from the Governor of Idaho and Outstanding Supervisor award from the Idaho State Police. John has also been awarded the Idaho State Police Silver Star and the Idaho Medal of Honor for Bravery.

 

John holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Delaware Valley University in Criminal Justice Administration and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. 


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Course Objectives

Law enforcement officers are the only government officials entrusted with the legal ability—and sometimes the duty—to exercise deadly force against members of our own populace with a split-second, judgement-based decision. But, with that power comes great responsibility to our citizens to ensure that any such use of force was justified and reasonable under the circumstances. Without transparency and thorough investigation, the relationships we have with our communities suffer and our legitimacy as a police agency is called into question. Not only will the involved officers’ actions be publicly scrutinized, but your investigation of those actions will be equally challenged if it is not professional, unbiased and fair to all parties involved. Public trust versus unrest, civil litigation, departmental reputation and the very freedom or incarceration of those involved hinge on the competency and thoroughness of the subsequent criminal and administrative investigations.

It is the purpose of this in-depth course to examine the investigative best practices for the modern world, providing a standardized and systematic approach to use-of-force investigations. An investigative model specific to use-of-force and officer-involved shooting incidents is presented, including example checklists, templates, forms, reports and policies that can be put to immediate use by your agency. The information presented is current and relevant to today’s technological advances and political climate, including instruction on the implications of social media; analysis of video recordings (body and dash cam, cell phone, surveillance, etc.); managing media and public relation concerns; legal considerations; crime scene processing and reconstruction; and the benefits of incorporating 3D scans and overhead drone footage to visually present the findings of your investigation to all interested parties in a manner more easily understood. At the conclusion of this training, attendees will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to appropriately investigate and document any use-of-force incident, including those resulting in serious bodily injury or death.


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