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Chief Deputy Attends Advanced Level Training Course



Last week Chief Deputy Michael Claypole attended advanced training. Chief Deputy Claypole does an excellent job for the LCSO and citizens of Livingston County.

Course Name:   Investigating Officer-Involved Shootings

Length:   3 days

Presented by:   Code 4 Consultants


Training consisted of how to investigate shootings involving officers as victims being shot or of officers being forced to shoot a suspect. Course covered the following objectives:


Understanding the importance of investigating an officer involved shooting

Learn how to properly handle investigating an officer involved shooting

Understand how people react to stress or fear

Learn how to prepare of an autopsy

Understanding the importance of follow up

Understanding why reporting is so critical


As well as working evidence scenes attending officers watched many videos involving law enforcement officers being shot and killed, injured, or shot at as well as officers shooting at armed suspects, evaluating the videos to determine what as an investigator should be done upon arrival for scene preservation, evidence preservation, witnesses, completing the investigation from start to finish and compiling a report for the prosecutor's office, the department, and court system if needed.


Also information on officer well-being following a shooting incident and how officers deal with the stress and clearing them for return to duty.


Sheriff Steve Cox

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