2023 Force Forum and PIO Summit

Course Hours: 24.0 Hours

Course Description

The Force Forum is a 3-day training conference for public safety professionals and public safety attorneys seeking best practices and cutting-edge research on investigating and defending use of force. The program includes 24 hours of general LE training blocks addressing a variety of topics around the use of force and defending the use of force.  During this time, there will also be 8 hours of break-out sessions for Public Information Officers (PIOs). The theme for this year's program is managing politically-motivated prosecutions and discipline. 

This Forum is being presented at GPSTC by the Blue Line Lawyer Institute.  Founded by Attorney Lance LoRusso, the Blue Line Lawyer Institute is an education hub and think tank for law enforcement professionals and the attorneys who represent them. Their mission is to advance the defense of public safety professionals who use force to defend themselves and keep the public safe.

This training will serve as 24 hours of Executive Training credits for applicable Georgia attendees.  (All other attendees will receive 24 hours of standard training credits via GPSTC/POST.)  Attendees must be present for 90% of the Forum in order to receive credit. 


Public safety personnel and attorneys who work in defense of law enforcement/public safety personnel.  

Who Should Attend

Public safety personnel and attorneys who work in defense of law enforcement/public safety personnel.  

Special Notes

All registration requests will initially be designated as a "Awaiting Selection" status, pending review.  Once accepted, a link to pay the registration fee to the Blue Line Lawyers Institute (BLLI) will be provided via email.  All students who register through GPSTC must also subsequently register through BLLI and pay the associated registration fee prior to attending.   The  appropriate fee will be determined by the date of registration AND payment. Registration Fees are as follows:  

Early Bird - by March 10: $550.00

Regular - after March 10: $650.00

Rush - April 3 - 10: $750.00

Registration will cut off on April 11

 NOTE:  If you are a law enforcement officer from outside of Georgia, or if you are an attorney representing LEOs or law enforcement administrator, register here:  https://bit.ly/FF23PAY

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
04/24/2023 04/26/2023 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. LPAD23253 Register