Community Policing and Use of Force Symposium

Course Hours: 4.0 Hours

Course Description

When an officer is required to use force, resulting in increased public scrutiny and non-stop media coverage, the relationship between the agency and the community can be critical in a calm and peaceful outcome. Trust built prior to an incident and transparency during the investigation will generate confidence in law enforcement's ability to ensure fairness, justice, and the safety of the public and officers alike.


This half-day symposium will review relevant use of force statutory and case law, provide an overview of de-escalation techniques, and offer suggestions for building positive relationships with the public.

Who Should Attend

Law Enforcement Officers and support personnel.

Special Notes

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.

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
05/26/2021 05/26/2021 GPSTC, SAVANNAH 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L11I21042 Register
06/16/2021 06/16/2021 GPSTC, SAVANNAH 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L11I21044 Register
07/14/2021 07/14/2021 GPSTC, SAVANNAH 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L11I21053 Register
08/25/2021 08/25/2021 GPSTC, SAVANNAH 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
09/15/2021 09/15/2021 GPSTC, SAVANNAH 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
10/06/2021 10/06/2021 GPSTC, SAVANNAH 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
11/17/2021 11/17/2021 GPSTC, SAVANNAH 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
12/22/2021 12/22/2021 GPSTC, SAVANNAH 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
05/24/2021 05/24/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. LPAI21302 Register
05/24/2021 05/24/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. LPAI21303 Register
05/25/2021 05/25/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. LPAI21304 Register
05/25/2021 05/25/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. LPAI21305 Register
09/01/2021 09/01/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
09/01/2021 09/01/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
09/02/2021 09/02/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
09/02/2021 09/02/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
06/02/2021 06/02/2021 GPSTC, ROME 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L19T21047 Register
07/06/2021 07/06/2021 Carrollton Cultural Arts Center 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L19T21048 Register
06/08/2021 06/08/2021 Leroy Rogers Senior Center 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L01T21027 Register
06/10/2021 06/10/2021 Leroy Rogers Senior Center 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L01T21028 Register