Use of Force for Instructors (Updated for 2021)- Meridian

Course Number: R2 161A

Course Description:

This is the POST Basic Academy Use of Force course, adapted for Idaho POST Certified High Liability Instructors and updated for 2021. The course will qualify for High Liability Endorsement instructor training hours.

The first day of class will focus on legal aspects of Use of Force, covering the following objectives:

  • Seizures under the 4th Amendment
  • Legal standards as applied to Graham v. Connor, Tennessee v. Garner, and other relevant case law
  • Deadly force and objective reasonableness
  • Legal issues related to intermediate weapons
  • Dealing with suspects’ due process rights
  • Understanding qualified immunity

The second day of class will address the practical aspects of using force. We will discuss the physiological changes which occur under high levels of stress, such as in a deadly force encounter.

  • Articulating use of force in accordance to constitutional standards
  • Overcoming unnecessary hesitation when using force
  • Identifying methods to overcoming hesitation
  • Human performance factors that impact use of force response

New material updated from the 2018 POST Use of Force instructor update courses:

  • Deadly Force Encounters, updated for 2021
  • Ambushes and unprovoked attacks, US Department of Justice 2019
  • Safety Priorities Decision Making matrix replacing the Priorities of Life matrix, NTOA 2018 Tactical Response and Operations Standards
  • Unintended consequences of improper commands issued during high stress situations- Why “Show me your hands!” is an improper and dangerous command
  • Science Based Learning
  • Shoot/No Shoot Decisions: The effect of muzzle-position (2020 University Colorado, Denver)

Dates: May 13-14, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

Location: POST Academy Classroom A, Meridian Campus, 700 S. Stratford, Meridian, ID

Cost: Free

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline: April 30, 2021 (midnight)

Instructor(s): Matt Bloodgood, Idaho POST Regional Training Specialist

Remarks: This course is open to current POST Certified Instructors, or prospective instructors, particularly those who intend to teach a high liability subject.

SEATING LIMITED TO 32 SEATS

R4 Use of Force for Instructors (Updated for 2021)- Chubbuck

Course Number: R4161A

Course Description:

This is the POST Basic Academy Use of Force course, adapted for Idaho POST Certified High Liability Instructors and updated for 2021. The course will qualify for High Liability Endorsement instructor training hours.

The first day of class will focus on legal aspects of Use of Force, covering the following objectives:

  • Seizures under the 4th Amendment
  • Legal standards as applied to Graham v. Connor, Tennessee v. Garner, and other relevant case law
  • Deadly force and objective reasonableness
  • Legal issues related to intermediate weapons
  • Dealing with suspects’ due process rights
  • Understanding qualified immunity

The second day of class will address the practical aspects of using force. We will discuss the physiological changes which occur under high levels of stress, such as in a deadly force encounter.

  • Articulating use of force in accordance to constitutional standards
  • Overcoming unnecessary hesitation when using force
  • Identifying methods to overcoming hesitation
  • Human performance factors that impact use of force response

New material updated from the 2018 POST Use of Force instructor update courses:

  • Deadly Force Encounters, updated for 2021
  • Ambushes and unprovoked attacks, US Department of Justice 2019
  • Safety Priorities Decision Making matrix replacing the Priorities of Life matrix, NTOA 2018 Tactical Response and Operations Standards
  • Unintended consequences of improper commands issued during high stress situations- Why “Show me your hands!” is an improper and dangerous command
  • Science Based Learning
  • Shoot/No Shoot Decisions: The effect of muzzle-position (2020 University Colorado, Denver)

Dates: May 3-4, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

Location: Chubbuck Police Department, 5160 Yellowstone, Chubbuck, ID 83202

Cost: Free

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline: April 26, 2021 (midnight)

Instructor(s): Matt Bloodgood, Idaho POST Regional Training Specialist

Remarks: This course is open to current POST Certified Instructors, or prospective instructors, particularly those who intend to teach a high liability subject.

SEATING LIMITED TO 35 SEATS

R4 Force Response Liability Prevention – Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4 257

Description: Force Response Liability Prevention – Idaho Falls

Updated to meet the current needs of today’s policing.

How do you take a dry subject like “civil liability prevention and mitigation,” as well as often unrealistic “de-escalation strategies,” and make every topic unerringly relevant, interesting, often humorous and–more importantly–instantly applicable to you and your officers?  We do it in a training course that is routinely one of the highest rated seminars of its type.  Our two most common evaluation comments are, “Should be taught in the academy,” and, “Every officer should attend this training.”

In an era of increased likelihood of being named a defendant, decreased budgets, and motivated legal professionals who are trained and focused on winning in police litigation cases, you and your officers need the cutting edge concepts of liability prevention and mitigation this training seminar offers.

This course assists your officers in:

  • Achieving proper conduct in the force response through increased knowledge of the laws of force (both federal and your state law) and their ability to articulate their reasonable actions.
  • Achieving practical de-escalation goals while remaining able to respond with force when suspect behavior requires it.
  • Articulating and justifying proper conduct through the reporting and documentation of their actions.

The “Force Response Liability Prevention” course provides every officer with the means of understanding the limits of force, and to articulate their actions in a reasonable force event to a degree most have never experienced. We give them the training that allows them to confidently explain their reasonable force employment in the field. This course provides comprehensive reporting standards and suggestions in an ultimately useful manner that really does effect change in the reporting habits of officers.

Why this course?  It was developed with direct input and assistance of the top police civil defense attorneys and police risk managers in the nation–dedicated professionals who work full-time to defend you and your officers in federal and state courts against allegations of constitutional or negligent misconduct by officers.

CUTTING EDGE TRAINING asked them a simple question:

“What do you want your defendant officers to know BEFORE they take the stand in Federal Court?”

This is the information the professionals who defend you want you to know!

Course Content:

  • Current Plaintiff’s Threats
  • Practical and Defensible De-escalation.
  • Constitutional Limits to the Police Force Response
  • Force Response Documentation
  • Current Force Response Reporting Requirements
  • Articulating Your Force Response

Dates: September 15, 2020

Time: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Training Annex, 577 D St. Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: $119.00
Payable to Bonneville County Sheriff
(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline: 

Instructors: George Williams

Registration Details: Register at Cutting Edge Training here- http://www.cuttingedgetraining.org/Registration/38.aspx?seminar=246

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