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Use of Force ONLINE



COURSE DESCRIPTION: Law enforcement officers are sworn to uphold the law and must attempt to apprehend those who violate it. Officers are required, however, to use only that amount of force that is reasonably necessary to make the apprehension. When excessive force is used, the officer, as well as the agency, may be held both criminally and civilly liable. This course will focus on case law and legislation which defines the amount of force that is lawfully available to officers in attempted arrest/seizure cases, as well as what the courts have defined as excessive force.  

The course will also cover basic concepts of a civil law suit, the differences between civil lawsuits and criminal prosecutions, and how to prepare should an excessive use of force lawsuit be filed against an officer and/or the department.  Use of force and excessive force will also be considered in the context of high-speed pursuit cases. The officer will be instructed in methods for improving his or her performance in the courtroom.  In addition, there are sections dealing with the stages of the force continuum and with the concept of and techniques for de-escalation. Case scenarios involving the use of force, deadly force, and high-speed pursuits, force continuum, and de-escalation will be part of the interactive content.


TARGET AUDIENCE: This course is designed for all certified law enforcement officers.


PAYMENT OPTIONS: Check, Purchase Order or Credit Card.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Kimberly Hendricks: at 501-570-8041.
Toll free: 1-800-635-6310.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Registrants must fax a signed and dated verification letter on agency letterhead within five days of submission of the registration request form to 501-565-3081 which includes the following statement:  This letter will verify that I, (name of registrant), am an employee of (agency name) and hold the position of (sworn/non-sworn) (position title), located at (address) and have registered for (name of class) on (date).

This class is 6 hours.


June 20-28, 2019

 Registration ends 12pm (noon) June 19, 2019

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July 8-15, 2019

 Registration ends 12pm (noon) July 5, 2019

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August 8-14, 2019

 Registration ends 12pm (noon) August 7, 2019

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