Use of Force & Liability Issues

Use of Force & Liability Issues
Kirk Davis
State Police Agency Assistant Director of Training
Hours: 1
Police use of force is an often misunderstood and highly contentious topic that frequently draws scrutiny depending on the circumstances involved. Seizures of free citizens via the use of force is a fundamental aspect of policing and must be thoroughly understood by those who are sworn to enforce the law. This course will identify the legal justifications for using force, explain the Constitutional legal standard used to evaluate force, discuss the purpose of a force continuum, identify the primary factors used to determine the reasonableness of force, levels of subject resistance, corresponding force options, and the criteria for using deadly force.