The use of force is inevitable in police work. In some situations, the lives of officers or civilians are endangered by not using force when necessary or by using it improperly.
Many components are considered in a use of force related incident and the subsequent investigation. Here, the student will learn to properly articulate a defensible use of force report, testify in use of force cases, and gain a better understanding of human response timing and biomechanics. Additionally, students will learn how to best review and analyze videos capturing a use of force incident.
Understanding force dynamics of both deadly and non-deadly encounters begins before the incident takes place. This training prepares officer(s) for federal and agency expectation to “get it right”. Additionally, supervisors will gain an understanding of their roles when responding to and approving use of force incidents; including internal affairs review of cases
Course Instructors: Captain Haley Fleming, Winslow PD: MCJA MARC Instructor, Interactive Use of Force Instructor, Use of Force Instructor, graduate of Force Science Institute, and subject of a successfully defended Federal 1983 action.
Knox County Public Safety Building
301 Park Street
Rockland, ME 04841