Understanding Police Use of Force - The Real Rules, CILETC- UOF2022-09

Understanding Police Use of Force - The Real Rules, CILETC- UOF2022-09

From November 14, 2022 08:00 until November 14, 2022 16:00

At Brownsburg, IN (Classroom Course Location) CILETC


302-725-7497 or 574-310-1277


About this course

True freedom requires the rule of law and justice,
and a judicial system in which the rights of some are
not secured by the denial of rights to others."
- Jonathan Sacks

Course Overview
UOF Scales of Justice Understanding Use of Force examines the major legal concepts supporting the use of force by LEOs; it also examines and analyzes current ‘hot button' topics in the use of force area.

The very essence of a law enforcement officer is the ability to use force to gain compliance with laws and orders. Pro-Train, Inc., an acknowledged leader in post-academy law enforcement training, offers this seminar to advance the road officer’s professional training to ‘state-of-the-art’ levels. A brief historical foundation of use of force is followed by a critical examination of the ‘force continuum’. Seminal U.S. Supreme Court cases are examined, as well as current case law from the U.S. Supreme Court, the 7th Circuit, and Indiana. ‘Hot button’ use of force topics, including ‘choke holds’ and proportionality, are also scrutinized with tips and suggestions for avoiding civil and criminal liability. (Please note that, due to the ever-changing nature of this subject, the ‘hot button’ topics will vary from time to time.) Finally, the topic of qualified immunity for police officers is reviewed. This may very well be the most important training that a LEO could attend.

What will the student learn?

What will the student be required to do?

Course Breakdown

Train Hard * Train to Win

Course Intensity
The content and pace of this course will be challenging to most students. Some videos used in this course may shock those of a more sensitive constitution.

Physically Demanding
The style of this course is classroom lectures; there are no physical challenges for the student.

Mentally Challenging
An in-depth examination of U.S. Supreme Court, 7th Circuit, and Indiana cases form the foundation of this course. Using concepts provided by the judicial system, students will be expected to analyze situations represented in videos and reach conclusions about use of force by LEOs.

Core Building
LEOs engage in the delivery of force every time the law is enforced. A thorough understanding of use of force concepts is fundamental to professionalism and effective delivery of police services. The result of successful completion will be a confident and more mentally resilient officer when confronted with use of force challenges.


Student Take Away

Course Accreditation/Certification/Completion

Course Hours

Required Course equipment

Attending students will need to be enrolled individually online. The student will be required to provide proof of employment either by credentials, work verified email or authorization from their agency's training coordinator. All students must be on duty and not forced to attend the training course.

Students are required to bring the following equipment with them to class.

**No live weapons, chemical agents, or intermediate weapons are allowed in the training area**