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
09/15/2021 09/15/2021 GPSTC, SAVANNAH 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L11I21061 Register
10/06/2021 10/06/2021 GPSTC, SAVANNAH 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L11I21066 Register
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
09/01/2021 09/01/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. LPAI21583 Register
09/01/2021 09/01/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. LPAI21582 Register
09/02/2021 09/02/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. LPAI21586 Register
09/02/2021 09/02/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. LPAI21585 Register
08/24/2021 08/24/2021 Troup County Sheriff 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. L06T21031 Register
08/24/2021 08/24/2021 Troup County Sheriff 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L06T21032 Register
08/26/2021 08/26/2021 Troup County Sheriff 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L06T21033 Register
08/26/2021 08/26/2021 Troup County Sheriff 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. L06T21034 Register