Use-of-Force Report Writing

This course offers guidelines for proper documentation of a use of force incidents, how to work with law enforcement on preserving the scene, how to respond to requests for statements from both your agency and the investigating agency, and how to construct a complete use of force report.

In this program the following topics will be discussed:

◾Considerations in writing an effective use of force report
◾Tactics for effectively justifying use of force decisions
◾Common use of force report writing mistakes
◾Techniques for understanding and recording witness perceptions
◾Properly testifying in depositions and civil trials
◾The 11 step process in compiling a complete use of force report
◾Landmark cases regarding use of force
◾The difference between an incident report and a use of force report
◾The importance of photographing officer and subject injuries

Program Length - 1 day

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