Suicide By Cop - Montgomery

Dates: May 24, 2022

Meets: Tu from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning 157-158

APOST Hours: 6.00

Cost: $0.00

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Audience:  Law Enforcement Officers

Description: Have you ever encountered a person that seemed to want to die? Did they force you to engage them? Let’s talk about what your next stage may have been in your encounter. Were you forced into an Officer involved shooting? Let’s discuss this type of encounter where law enforcement is forced to use deadly force. We will discuss the following topics.

  • We will define Suicide by Cop (SbC) 
  •  Recognizing an SbC incident and indicators
  • Types of SbC
  • Officer response to SbC
  • Communications during an SbC event
  • Less lethal weapons during an SbC event

If so, this course is for you. Through class discussions and videos, we will explore different aspects of Suicide by Cop. We will explore the different types and ways to communicate hoping for a different outcome than what our subject wants. Our goal should be for everyone to go home at the end of these types of events, if possible.

0830-0900 Registration and Introductions
0900-1200 Session 1
1200-1300 Lunch (On your own)
1300-1600 Session 2

Location: AUM Center for Lifelong Learning, 75 TechnaCenter Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117

Cost: FREE

Instructor: Chief Bobby Blankenship, Dothan Airport Police Dept., has been policing for 30 years. He has been instructing and leading law enforcement training for the last 25 years. Chief Blankenship is an instructor in Firearms, Officer Survival, Chemical Weapons, Advanced and Basic Driving, Taser, several different forms of defensive tactics, Terrorism, APOSTC certified instructor. Graduate of FBI National Academy session #249  

Sponsors: This seminar is sponsored by AUM's Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse & Training Institute, the Institute for Criminal Justice Education, Inc., U.S. Attorney's Office, MDA, Alabama Peace Officers Association, and ADECA Law Enforcement Planning/Traffic Safety Division. This training is partially funded by an ADECA Law Enforcement Planning subgrant #22-DJ-02-75 awarded to AUM and its Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse.

Credit: Approved for six hours of APOSTC advance training credits. Certificates will be issued at the end of training.


Cancellation Policy

**Online Self-Cancellation: You may now remove/cancel yourself from a class or waiting list online! Self-Cancellations online can only be completed up until two days prior to the start date of the class. Please log in to your account, click on Registration History, then Current Courses, and then you may choose the classes you need to cancel. If you need to cancel in less than two days prior, please contact our office at 334-244-3804 or
No Shows: Most of our classes have waiting lists and we need to know ASAP if you are not able to attend. We are tracking all no shows (people who do not attend class and don’t notify us prior to the start of class).
Fee: $0.00

Center for Lifelong Learning 157-158


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