Community Policing and Use of Force Symposium

Course Hours: 4.0 Hours

Course Description

With the intense national spotlight on police officer/community interactions, police officers need the practical tools to increase their safety while simultaneously building trust with members of their community.

This course will help law enforcement officers discuss why we serve and how we can increase support from the public by building trust and rapport with the communities we serve. Officers will review how to make objectively reasonable use of force decisions under stress, including tactics that may de-escalate a situation, making the need to use force less likely.

Through guided discussion, case study, and video analysis, our facilitators will challenge the students to think differently about behaviors and the decision-making process that helps bridge the gap between the noblest of professions and the communities we serve.

Who Should Attend

Law enforcement officers and support personnel.

Special Notes

This course is being taught by Command Presence, and presented by the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in partnership with the Georgia State Patrol.


This course has been approved by P.O.S.T. Council as meeting the requirements for Community Policing, Use of Force, and De-escalation credit under the Governor's Initiative mandate. 2 hours of credit will be applied to the Community Policing requirement, 1 hour to Use of Force, and 1 hour to De-escalation, allowing officers to complete all Governor's Initiative requirements in this one course.

Courses are being offered twice per day. Officers only need to register for and attend either the morning or afternoon session, not both.

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