Use of Force and De-escalation Options for Gaining Compliance

Course Length: 5.0 Hours

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This course is designed to familiarize officers with the relevant statutory and case law related to the law enforcement use of force. Students in this course will also be provided an overview of de-escalation techniques that may be helpful in reducing the need to use force. This course is an interactive online course, and the students will complete activities throughout the course, which are designed to reinforce the concepts presented.

Special Notes: This course meets the Georgia P.O.S.T. Council requirements (effective January 1, 2017) for training on the constitutional use of force (both deadly and non-deadly) and de-escalation techniques. Students are required to complete a series of exercises designed to reinforce learning, as well as a final 20 question exam. A score of 70% or higher is required on the exam in order to successfully complete the course. Students who successfully complete the course will earn 4 hours of P.O.S.T. credit.