FBI Law Enforcement Officers Killed & Assaulted – Officer Safety/Street Survival Training

Number Of Students: 120 Cost: Free Eligibility: Must be an…

Number Of Students: 120

Cost: Free

Eligibility: Must be an active duty or retired sworn law enforcement officer, active duty or retired member of the United States Armed Forces or an active duty licensed ARMED security officer. Credentials will be checked at the door.

Entry Deadline: September 23, 2011

Prerequisites: None.

Instructors: Capt. Charles E. Miller, III MPDC, Retired

Mr. Charles E. Miller, III has been involved in law enforcement for more than 37 years. Before entering on duty with the FBI, he was a member of the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC, where he retired at the rank of Captain. During his tenure, Mr. Miller commanded uniformed and investigative divisions in a variety of assignments, most notably undercover drug operations. He investigated, adjudicated, and wrote legal conclusions and findings of facts regarding numerous “Use of Deadly Force” incidents.

Mr. Miller entered into duty with the FBI in 1993. He is assigned to the Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg, WV. Currently, he serves as the Coordinator for the FBI’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted Program. He has researched felonious assaults and killings of law enforcement officers for approximately 15 years. Mr. Miller has authored numerous articles and publications relating to law enforcement safety and has lectured and trained law enforcement personnel both nationally and internationally. He has consulted and advised numerous federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies regarding law enforcement safety issues, as well as trained prosecutors at the federal, state, and local levels through the course “Issues in Law Enforcement Use of Deadly Force.” He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Subcommittee on Law Enforcement Stops and Safety and also served as a consultant and trainer in the United States Attorney General’s “Firearms Interdiction Program” designed to assist local law enforcement in removing firearms from criminals on the streets of our country.

Mr. Miller is the recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award for Research from the University of Virginia. The Jefferson Award was given in recognition of his work in the area of law enforcement safety. This research is documented in the monograph published by the Department of Justice entitled In the Line of Fire (1997). He received the same award in 2007 for his research work published by the Department of Justice entitled Violent Encounters: A Study of Felonious Assaults on Our Nation’s Law Enforcement Officers (2006).

Curriculum: Class begins promptly at 8AM and is scheduled to conclude at 5PM. The purpose of this seminar is to assist law enforcement supervisors, trainers and personnel in the identification of training issues for the purpose of preventing the deaths and/or serious injuries of law enforcement personnel. The course content is being presented by a FBI-LEOKA program instructor. Instructional methods will include lecture, discussion, and reading, analysis, the reviewing of interviews, video clips and learner-centered activities. Handout materials will be provided at no cost by the FBI’s CJISD LEOKA program.

This program will provide information on the history and policy relating to the LEOKA (Law Enforcement Officers Killed & Assaulted) Program. The emphasis of the presentation will be focused on the final companion study which was concluded in 2006, and resulted in a publication titled Violent Encounters. This study examines 40 incidents where police officers survived life threatening attacks. Demographic and behavioral descriptors for the victim officers and the offenders were developed and will be presented. The findings and resulting training issues will be presented.

Also provided are analyses between research projects resulting in three publications over twenty-years: Killed in the Line of Duty, In the Line of Fire, and Violent Encounters. The objectives of these studies were to identify elements in certain situations which led to the ultimate felonious deaths and serious injuries of police officers. Demographic and behavioral descriptors for the victim officers and the offenders were developed and will be presented. Findings and safety training issues will be presented.

Complimentary coffee, juice and pastries will be provided in the morning. Additionally, the NRA has a cafeteria located on premises for your lunch time needs.


Certificates of attendance will be provided at the completion of the seminar.

Equipment Needed: Note taking materials, (optional).

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