2020 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
07/23/2020 07/23/2020 Fayetteville Police Department Training Room 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L08T20027 Register
07/23/2020 07/23/2020 Fayetteville Police Department Training Room 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. L08T20031 Register
08/21/2020 08/21/2020 Henry County Police Department Training Room 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. L08T20028 Register
08/21/2020 08/21/2020 Henry County Police Department Training Room 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. L08T20029 Register
09/10/2020 09/10/2020 Spalding County Sheriff 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. L08T20030 Register
09/10/2020 09/10/2020 Spangling County Sheriffs Office Training Room 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L08T20032 Register
10/23/2020 10/23/2020 Warner Robins Police Department Training Room 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
10/23/2020 10/23/2020 Warner Robins Police Department 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
07/09/2020 07/09/2020 Savannah Police Training Center 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L11T20014 Register
07/09/2020 07/09/2020 Savannah Police Training Center 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. L11T20017 Register
07/10/2020 07/10/2020 Savannah Police Training Center 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L11T20016 Register
07/10/2020 07/10/2020 Savannah Police Training Center 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. L11T20015 Register
07/16/2020 07/16/2020 GPSTC, SAVANNAH 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. L11I20021 Register
07/16/2020 07/16/2020 GPSTC, SAVANNAH 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L11I20019 Register
07/17/2020 07/17/2020 GPSTC, SAVANNAH 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. L11I20020 Register
07/17/2020 07/17/2020 GPSTC, SAVANNAH 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L11I20018 Register
08/05/2020 08/05/2020 Columbia County Sheriff 08:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. L10T20034 Register
08/18/2020 08/18/2020 Morgan County Sheriff 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L10T20029 Register
08/18/2020 08/18/2020 Morgan County Sheriff 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. L10T20030 Register
08/20/2020 08/20/2020 Morgan County Sheriff 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. L10T20032 Register
08/20/2020 08/20/2020 Morgan County Sheriff 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L10T20031 Register
09/22/2020 09/22/2020 Columbia County Sheriff 08:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. L10T20039 Register
09/24/2020 09/24/2020 Cornelia Police Department 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. L10T20041 Register
09/24/2020 09/24/2020 Cornelia Police Department 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L10T20040 Register
10/13/2020 10/13/2020 Columbia County Sheriff 08:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
10/20/2020 10/20/2020 Athens-Clarke Co. Police Department 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
10/20/2020 10/20/2020 Athens-Clarke Co Police Department 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
11/02/2020 11/02/2020 Columbia County Sheriff 08:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
11/04/2020 11/04/2020 Clarke County Sheriff 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
11/04/2020 11/04/2020 Clarke County Sheriff 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
11/24/2020 11/24/2020 Snellville Police Department 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
11/24/2020 11/24/2020 Snellville Police Dept. 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
09/09/2020 09/09/2020 GPSTC, FORSYTH 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. LPAI20591 Register
09/09/2020 09/09/2020 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. LPAI20592 Register
07/09/2020 07/09/2020 GPSTC, COLUMBUS 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L06I20018 Register
07/22/2020 07/22/2020 Whitfield County Range 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. L19T20032 Register
07/22/2020 07/22/2020 Whitfield County Range 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. L19T20031 Register