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Center For Excellence in Event Reconstruction

Welcome to CEER


The IPICD Center for Excellence in Event Reconstruction (CEER) is a clearinghouse, resource center, educational, and training provider dedicated to supplying interested parties with objective, timely, scientifically- and operationally-based qualitative and quantitative information, training, and operational guidance about event reconstruction involving use-of-force, camera-based systems, arrest-related deaths, sudden in-custody deaths, and other high-profile events involving law enforcement officers.

Created in 2015 as a branch of the Institute for the Prevention of In-custody Deaths, Inc. (IPICD), the CEER hosts symposia and other risk management educational and training programs addressing the legal and administrative issues facing governmental entities, administrators, and other stakeholders in reconstructing and analyzing high-risk events. Many times these incidents involved use-of-force, domestic violence, workplace violence, arrest-related deaths, sudden in-custody deaths, and other liability-enhanced and/or community-sensitive situations. Event data are increasingly captured using camera-based systems such as body-worn cameras, robots, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or jail cameras.

The CEER also offers contemporary specialized certifications to law enforcement officers, expert witnesses, and others who successfully complete select programs. These designations often enhance the breadth, depth, and credibility of those who complete the CEER intensive programs about how to reconstruct specialized events. Many of these programs are offered in partnership with the Institute for the Prevention of In-custody Deaths, Inc. and/or its online training center.