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Responding to Resistance: De-escalation and Use of Force Strategies for Law Enforcement
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Location: Webinar
​The Responding to Resistance training is the first in a two-part series to help frontline field officers mitigate the risks associated with police-citizen interactions that involved non-compliance. 

​​The ability to make quick, life-and-death decisions is a critical skill—one that must be honed to prevent unnecessary use of force. The training will increase the student’s comprehensive knowledge of use of force issues, conducted electrical weapons, court cases, training, and use of force related risk management. There will be a further focus on relevant recent court decisions such as the recent Fourth Circuit Court’s ruling regarding Taser usage in the Armstrong v/s Pinehurst Case. 

Participants in this webinar will learn: 

  • The four elements of reasonable force and the relevant case law. 
  • The branched force decision-making process and how to apply it in a variety of scenarios. 
  • The five-step detail/clarity loop that can be used to document use of force cases. 
  • The research, design, and practical use of the tools introduced in this class.  

This two-hour course is designed for police chiefs and command/training level officers who are able to address policy development and implementation. It is free for members of the League’s Property & Casualty Trust.  

Please note: Responding to Resistance, Part 2 is an onsite training providing practical exercises and feedback on the information provided in this course.

Disclaimer: This contents of this presentation, provided by the North Carolina League of Municipalities, is intended for educational and informational purposes only, and it does not constitute legal advice.  Accordingly, no attorney-client relationship is created by this presentation. Members of the audience for this presentation are directed to consult with their respective municipal attorney from their city, town, or village when seeking such advice. N.C.G.S. § 160A-173​

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