Use of Force Instructor Training

Course Hours: 80.0 Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to give the students the knowledge and skills necessary to design, develop, and implement use of force training using static, dynamic, and interactive training. The course will provide these law enforcement professionals with the principles of use of force, ideas on use of force training, and the overview needed to assist in the evaluation of officer-involved use of force incidents. Focus will be on use of force issues that correlate with the Fourth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, and Eighth Amendment. 


This course is a combination of lecture and practical activity; however, this course is not "tactic" based. It's primary design is to expose the student to the decision-making process of using reasonable force in necessary situations and how to articulate the force option used after the incident takes place.

Training Outcomes

To teach instructors how to design, develop, and implement use of force training based on state and federal statutes, U.S. Constitution, Graham v. Connor (1989)Tennessee v. Garner (1985)Scott v. Harris (2007), Whitten v Wooten (2008), and Whitley v Albers (1986).

Prerequisites

Must be employed with a local, state, or federal law enforcement agency. Must possess POST General Instructor Certification or equivalent.

Who Should Attend

Any instructor-certified law enforcement personnel directed with conducting use of force training for their agency.

Special Notes

Student should bring appropriate clothing for scenario based training, rain gear, ball cap, eye protection, and groin protection. Student must have department-issued duty gear (excluding firearm, ammo, OC Spray, Baton, TASER), handcuffs with key, and body armor. Student must be able to participate in intensive training that may be outdoors and in inclement weather.

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
11/29/2021 12/10/2021 Carrollton PD 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. LPAT21924
02/07/2022 02/18/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. LPAS22070 Register
05/02/2022 05/13/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
08/01/2022 08/12/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
10/03/2022 10/14/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
11/07/2022 11/18/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
12/06/2021 12/17/2021 SOSTC - Vinzant 08:00 a.m. to 04:30 p.m. CCAS21005 Register