From August 09, 2021 08:00 until August 09, 2021 16:00
At Greenwood, IN - (Classroom Course Location)
302-725-7497 or 574-310-1277
Understanding Use of Force examines the major legal concepts supporting 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?
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.
The style of this course is classroom lecture; there are no physical challenges for the student.
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.
LEOs engage in 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.
"WE STAND TOGETHER; UNITED BY BADGE AND BY LIBERTY"
Student Take Away
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**