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Accomplishments

Training

  • At the request of the Board, Internal Affairs investigators now receive additional training on interviewing subject personnel.

  • Findings and requests by the Board have a direct influence upon formal and informal training provided to police officers.

  • The Review Board's ride-along program has increased awareness at the field level of the Board. These interactions provide both Board Members and officers with the opportunity to learn more about each other's tasks and responsibilities.

  • The SDPD introduced a new training program designed to decrease the use of lethal force in contacts with the mentally ill as well as in other high risk situations. The concept and tactics of the Critical Incident Training program satisfy a number of recommendations made by the Board over a period of several years.