The PPSC WDR is a comprehensive management protocol, formulated to
assist law enforcement agencies in the analysis of firearms discharge
data. It is intended to assist agency trainers, investigators and
supervisory personnel in tasks associated with assessing agency policy
and procedures pertinent to the application of deadly force.
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The WDR has been structured
within parameters associated with the use of firearms within a deadly
force context. This device therefore excludes any firearms discharge
(e.g., rounds discharged in training, qualification, dispatching
wounded, or rabid animals, etc.) not falling within such defined
The WDR is NOT a self-reporting mechanism. It
should be completed by personnel assigned to investigate an
officer-involved shooting (OIS).
It is highly recommended that agencies
using this device have it completed within 24-72 hours after the
individual firearm discharge(s) occurred. In cases where the officer(s)
involved in a shooting are either deceased or incapable of providing
information salient to the completion of this device, personnel assigned
to investigation of the event should make every attempt to reconstruct
this data where it is feasible.
PPSC also recommends timely review
of the data culled from this device, by training and supervisory
personnel of delegated interest. Depending on the frequency of an
agency’s use of deadly force, this data should also be statistically
expressed and disseminated to interested parties on a periodic basis.
Permission to freely utilize the
PPSC WDR is granted to all law enforcement entities that may wish to
employ it. In the event that agencies wish assistance in the
implementation or interpretation of this device, PPSC offers such
assistance to those that request it.
is developing digital versions of the WDR, in widely accepted Microsoft
formats. The digital format will afford easier management and analysis
of data collected. Contact us for more information about acquiring these
For assistance in the implementation or
interpretation of the PPSC WDR, please contact:
Thomas J. Aveni,
The Police Policy
PO Box 475