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Lethal and Nonlethal Uses of Force

OnDemand Webinar (92 minutes)

Hear about the critical issues, practical techniques, and solutions to managing the complications surrounding use of force.

Agencies and their officers are constantly exposed to risk - not only personal risk, but risk from civil litigation and the loss of public confidence when officers act inappropriately and excessively. Significantly reduce the agency and personal liability associated with high-risk confrontations with resistant subjects, while enhancing the public's perception of professionalism associated with your department.

This ondemand webinar, led by one of the nation's most listened to and read police practices experts, will clarify use of force guidelines, provide simple and memorable considerations for force deployment for all force options and will assist the audience with building a proactive risk mitigation program model that can be immediately implemented by agencies at a very low cost.

Dr. Ron Martinelli provides the audience a very unique perspective as a former police officer who has been involved in countless high-risk force encounters; as a 30 year use of force instructor and as a federal and state courts qualified police practices expert who investigates and testifies on major force incidents.

Authors

Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., BCFT, CFA, CLS, Martinelli & Associates, Justice & Forensic Consultants, Inc.

Agenda

Introduction to the Use of Force in a Police and Corrections Environment - Why Officers, Supervisors and Administrators Need to Be Reacquainted to the Fundamentals of Force

• Discussion of the Pertinent Federal Case Laws That Provide Law Enforcement With Guidelines on Using Force: Graham v. Connor; Saucier v. Katz; Tennessee v. Garner and Others

• The KISS Principles of Force Management and Deployment - The Five Things That Officers Need to Consider Prior to Deploying Force

• How the Art of Force and Precontact Threat Assessment Can Enhance Officer and Citizen Safety While Reducing Risk and Litigation

Psychophysiology of Officers and Subjects During High-Stress Encounters

• The Dangers of Emotional Capture - How and Why Officers React Negatively Under Stressful Encounters - How Psychological and Physiological Factors Elevate Stress and Create a Perfect Storm That Threatens Officer and Subject Safety; Actual Case Examples Provided

• Learning How to Teach Your Officers to Have a Studied Response Rather Than an Emotional Reaction to Resistance

• Profiles of the Two Most Dangerous Officers on Any Department - How These Officers React Under Stressful Encounters, Negatively Impact Officer Safety and Use Force Inappropriately and Excessively

A Tactical Review of Today's Technological Advancements and Force Weaponry in Law Enforcement: Help or Hindrance?

• The iPod® Generation - Technology Dependence and Overload

• Electronic Control Weapons - Deployment and Effects

• The Use of Less Lethal Weaponry

• The Use of Deadly Force - What Can We Do to Reduce Officer Involved Shootings?

• Case Examples Provided

Agency Risk Assessment 101 - How to Evaluate Your Department's Risk Exposure Through Staff Inspection

• What Is a Risk Assessment?

• The Phases and Components of a Risk Assessment Program - Creating a KISS Risk Chart

• Putting Together a Risk Assessment Team

• What Are the Costs?

• The Short and Long-Term Benefits of a Risk Assessment Program

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