Use of Force Investigations

Course Hours: 32.0 Hours

Course Description

An officer-involved use of force incident could unjustly affect an agency's credibility in the community. The Use of of Force Investigations course is an advanced training program for front-line supervisors, Internal Affairs investigators, and/or Command Staff who are likely to perform internal reviews of non-deadly and deadly force incidents in order to present a legally sound, unbiased analysis to determine reasonableness. Focus will be on use of force incidents that occur during initial officer/citizen contacts, in a jail facility, and in a prison setting.  


The program focuses on the legal, operational, and administrative aspects of conducting a successful use of force investigation.

Training Outcomes

To provide investigators with the knowledge and skills to effectively review and evaluate a use of force investigation.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites. However, students must submit a letter of recommendation to the course coordinator from their Agency Head that they will be/may be required to analyze a use of force incident. This letter is required to gain acceptance into the class.

Who Should Attend

All local, state, and federal law enforcement front-line supervisors, Internal Affairs investigators, and/or Command Staff who may be responsible for reviewing and evaluating a departmental use of force incident.


This course is pertinent to patrol, jail, and correctional staff.

Special Notes

Letters of recommendation may be submitted via email to [email protected]

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
10/12/2021 10/15/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
01/10/2022 01/13/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
04/04/2022 04/07/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
09/12/2022 09/15/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
12/12/2022 12/15/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon