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Constitutional Use of Force

December 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


From the streets, to IA, to the courtroom, learn where officers fall short on their understanding of the law, documenting their action and minimizing the chance of being successfully sued. Using real life examples, you’ll apply constitutional law and best practice while addressing the claims that may be made against you. Discover the Science of Police and Human Performance under stress. Using real incidents, you’ll learn the mind and body’s limitations and normal response when using force. This course is constantly evolving and delivers video recordings of current incidents, case studies, and small group discussion.

Course topics include:

Constitutional and Relevant Laws:
• Reality v. Myths
• Graham v. Connor
• Case Studies

Deadly Force:
• Constitutional Limitations
• Statements
• Investigative Process

Excessive Force:
• Public Perception
• Cost to an Agency

Human Factors:
• What does the research tell us?
• Physiologic Responses to Stress
• Perceptual Distortions

Electronic Control Weapons:
• Drive Stun v. Dart Mode
• Taser, Baton, OC, etc.

Use of Video Recording:
• Public Perception and Video Analysis
• Limitations

Constitutional Use of Force 2019


December 3, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Calibre Press


Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission
1910 1st Ave
Burien, WA 98148
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