Officer Involved Domestic Violence

Officer Involved Domestic Violence: What Internal Affairs, Criminal Investigators and Law Enforcement Adminsitration Need to Know

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive overview into the complexities and challenges found in investigating, both criminally and administratively, a peace officer who is alleged to have committed domestic violence. The course is designed specifically for criminal investigators, internal affairs personnel, and command and executive level staff. Participants will work through the unique and challenging dynamics involved in officer involved domestic violence cases to develop strategies for overcoming potential barriers in such cases.  Participants will also review current legal changes and how those laws impact the criminal and administrative investigations, department policy and ultimately the safety of the victim and officer suspect.

Course Topics

  • Dynamics of Domestic Violence unique to Officer Involved cases
  • What to do when you get the report
  • Legal updates and Gun laws
  • Coordinating and managing the Administrative and criminal investigations
  • Resources available to your department
  • Department leadership related to this domestic violence issue

Course Certification Number: 9070-32436
Course Certification Hours: 16

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Course Fee Information:

Reimbursement Plan IV: There is no tuition for POST reimbursable agencies. Student travel and per diem reimbursement will be via Training Reimbursement Request (TRR) for POST reimbursable agencies only.
Non-Reimbursable agencies: No tuition. There is no reimbursement for travel and per diem.

Course Disclaimer:

This project is supported by Grant No. PO14018519 awarded by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Service (Cal OES). The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibit are those of the author(s) and not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women or the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Service (Cal OES). The the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Service (Cal OES) reserves a royalty-free, nonexclusive, and irrevocable license to reproduce, publish, and use this material and to authorize others to do so.


If you are not Law Enforcement you must have prior approval to attend this course.  Please contact Marisa McCullough at for approval.  

Course Date(s)

  • 10/26/15 – Lompoc, CA
    October 26, 2015 - October 27, 2015
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 6/20/16 – San Diego, CA
    June 20, 2016 - June 21, 2016
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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