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IPICD History and Mission Statement

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Institute History

     The Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths, Inc. (IPICD) was founded by John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D. in the Spring of 2005 with its sole purpose to educate interested parties about arrest-related deaths. A former police administrator, police officer, and current international trainer, Dr. Peters had been teaching a one-day program that focused upon the identification and prevention of in-custody deaths as early as the 1990s, and thought it time to specialize in this area. To date, the IPICD has trained over 10,000 individuals as instructors in this specialized topic, and has expanded its training programs in 2008 and again in 2009. The IPICD will be adding new programs in 2015 to better serve the law enforcement, EMS, and related communities and stakeholders.

Mission Statement

     The Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths, Inc. (IPICD) is a clearinghouse, resource center, and training, and litigation assistance provider dedicated to providing interested parties with objective, timely, accurate, qualitative, and quantitative information, training, and operational guidance for the prevention and management of sudden- and in-custody deaths.