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1-25-Report Writing for Use of Force-Jan 2012.doc


Use of Force


Date:               January 22, 2013

Location         University of St Thomas                        Recommended Hotels
                        Owens Science Hall - 3M Auditorium
2115 Summit Avenue
St Paul, MN 55105 Campus Map and Directions

Instructor:     Lifeline/Calibre Press Training

POST:              7 Credits

Cost:               $ 129.00          

The Saint Paul Police Professional Development Institute (PDI) is co-sponsoring with Lifeline/Calibre Press Training a Use of Force - Classroom ONLY course.



This evidence based course separates fact from fiction regarding frequently held beliefs about Use of Force. Are officers required to use minimal force? Does violating agency policy cause civil liability? Do continuums help officers make Use of Force decisions? These questions and more will be answered based on established case law and objective research.

This comprehensive course addresses what happens before, during, and after a Use of Force incident and provides model practices that benefit the officer and the agency, by instilling the confidence to use force. This course uses video review, case studies, and small group discussion as the primary delivery methods.

  • Dispelling the Myths
  • Use of Force Continuums: Are They Necessary?
  • Report Writing and CYA: Can You Articulate?
  • Decisions Under Stress: What Really Happens During a Use of Force Encounter
  • When the Smoke Clears: Preparing for the Aftermath of Deadly Force
  • Below 100: Be the Change
    • Introduction to the Below 100- Practical ways of reducing Line Of Duty Deaths
    • Five tenets that will save your life

This one-day course is a dynamic eight hour class utilizing never before seen video to analyze commonly held misconceptions of force.

Lifetime/Calibre Press Instructors:

To Register Go to: or call (630) 279-5673. Contact SPPD-PDI directly by calling (651) 266-5652 or emailing:


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