Jody Fanning

NA Graduate

225th Session


Cottonwood Police Department (Retired)


PO Box 573
Cottonwood , AZ 86326


Cell Phone

(928) 300-4572

Topic of Presentation

Lessons Learned

Title of Presentation

Cottonwood "Walmart Brawl"

Length of Presentation

2 hours

Presentation Objective

Lessons Learned from incident for training/ Media Relations and Effective use of video

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Referral Source


Referral Source Name

Jim Iacovacci

Referral Source Email

Presentation Description

During the presentation we analyze the In Car video to better understand the fight for life the officers were involved in. We also discuss the Lessons Learned by the Cottonwood Police Department in regards to equipment use, capabilities/ malfunctions, training issues, and why Fitness in Law Enforcement must be continued even after the academy. Additionally we discuss the use of the in car video in regards to public and media relations given todays attitudes towards law enforcements use of Deadly Force.

Speaker Bio

Ret. Chief Jody Fanning is a 29 year veteran. At the Cottonwood Police Department he has worked many different assignment including; Fatal Accident Team, Field Training Officer, Critical Incident Team Supervisor, Investigations and Narcotics. In 2006 he graduated from the FBINA Class #225. He is a Past President of the Arizona FBI National Academy Association. Chief Fanning was appointed to the Western Regional Advisory Council to the AZ. Department of Homeland Security and the Az. Counter Terrorism Intelligence Center. In 2015 he was presented FBI National Academy's, Livio A. Beccaccio Memorial Award for Excellence in Leadership and Community Service.