This course focuses on individual use of force assessment by supervisors and others who duties include use of force risk management. Understanding and applying the four elements of reasonable force (Knowledge, Skills, Decision Making, Documentation) are given. "Root Cause" analysis skills are developed to differentiate between symptoms and causes of use of force success and errors. This course breaks down decision-making and documentation into processes that can be evaluated objectively. Understanding how to request additional clarity and detail from officers/deputies without corrupting the process is an important skill to understand and practice. This assessment process can be applied to evaluate performance in all use of force training (BLET, in-service, remedial). The design of this course also improves supervisor risk management for failing to train and/or supervise in both the training and field environment. De-escalation is a part of the use of force assessment. This course provides an assessment process for de-escalation knowledge, skills, decision-making, and documentation. This course provides the basis for evaluating force incident risk in the following areas: Criminal/Civil, employment, decision making, and stress management. Accurate force risk assessment of incidents and training allow for better management and predictability of future incidents as well as managing on-going incidents. This allows supervisors to be proactive in their duties and provide management a more accurate understanding of not just individual force risk, but agency force risk management.
Cost: Free for members of the NCLM Workers’ Compensation & Property & Liability Trust; $60 for others
Who should attend: Field Training Officers, Instructors, Professional Standards / Internal Affairs, Sergeants, Lieutenants, or managers who assess use of force
Course Instructor: Gerald Takano is a Use of Force specialist with over 25 years Use of Force training and experience. He possesses numerous instructor-level certifications, including: Firearms, SCAT, Master TASER, Pepper Spray, Edged Weapons, Advanced Ground Defense, Pepper Spray, Baton, Physical Fitness, and Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths. He is a graduate of the Force Science Institute. Gerald has conducted legal, technical, medical, and training research in Use of Force. He has designed trainings for officers, instructors, and managers. He recently retired from the Raleigh Police Department.
September 6, 2022, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Lunch is on your own from 12 noon to 1:00 pm)
Richmond Community College
142 West Hamlet Avenue
Hamlet, NC 28245