Philip Wright, an 18 year law enforcement veteran, started his career in 1994 as a patrol officer with the Clarksburg Police Department (WV). He worked undercover in a multi-jurisdiction drug task force and was a member of the Special Response Team (SRT).
After five years with the Clarksburg Police Department, Philip joined the ranks of the West Virginia State Police where he spent a majority of his career in Criminal Investigations. Philip received specialized training in interview and interrogation techniques, statement analysis, crimes against children, sexual assault investigations, and was a member of specialized unit involving child abuse / sexual assaults against children. Philip was a certified forensic interviewer of children suspected of being sexually assaulted. His everyday responsibilities included emergency service calls, road law enforcement, traffic crash investigations, and major crime investigations.
Of significance to the LEOKA Program, Philip trained officers in the Officer Survivability Training (OST) course at the West Virginia State Police Academy.
In November of 2012, Philip joined the FBI Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) Program as a Training Instructor. Today, Philip continues to teach the Officer Safety Awareness Training (OSAT) course to law enforcement officers across this nation. Additionally, Philip conducts research through interviews of officers and offenders involved in a critical injury assault. The findings of the research are included in the OSAT curriculum.
Educationally, Philip completed his Criminal Justice degree through Marshall University.
Class begins promptly at 8AM and is scheduled to conclude at 4PM.
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.
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.