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MI – Use of Force Investigation and Analysis for Police Leaders

Oakland Police Academy – Auburn Hills MI
Use of Force Investigation and Analysis for Police Leaders
with Lt. Kevin Dillon (ret)
DATE: March 8 – 9, 2022

Congratulations to the graduates of the interactive 2-day training program on Use of Force Investigation and Analysis for Police Leaders. The course was hosted by the Oakland Police Academy in Auburn Hills Michigan. The course material is current and relevant and applicable. 

100% of attending students rated this class in the highest level of Excellent. This is what the attending students had to say.

  • I love the enthusiasm and engaging way of instructing to keep students engaged.
    (Lt. Dillon) Kevin is very knowledgeable and is a great instructor. Provides a valuable combination of lectures, real-life examples, and videos. Great class.
  • Great training. I will take a lot of information back and apply. Look forward to more training from LOCKUP.
  • Outstanding material. the instructor presented the material in an effective manner, keeping content interesting and relevant. Highly recommend.
  • Very good great instructor, relevant information, and kept the class (unreadable). Very good at keeping the attention and making the class fun.
  • Very informative and insightful, relevant information for today’s climate-related to use of force incidents.
  • Great material that can be used in multiple functions in my department.
  • Excellent instruction and very knowledgeable. Very informative instructor and course to a veteran officer with instruction skills
  • Great class, high energy, stayed focused. Great presentation.
  • Excellent course with good relevant material.
  • Best trainer in the biz.
  • Thanks for another great-educational class. I appreciate your dedication to making this profession the best it can be.
  • Outstanding class. “K.D.”(Lt. Dillon) does a great job. Very informative and always walk away with a wealth of information.

SPECIAL THANKS to Dave Ceci – Dean of Public Services
Director of Law Enforcement Training of the Oakland Police Academy. Dean Ceci continually strives to bring in the highest level of law enforcement training to the guest officers of their academy and provides an enjoyable and professional learning environment.

Today every use of force incident is scrutinized frame by frame on a video and judged by untrained individuals creating distrust and false narratives. The use of force analysis, investigation, and training is a complex continually evolving issue. This 2-day training session is designed for Police Leaders who, review, report, instructor investigate police use of force incidents. The training will examine the most recent and up-to-date issues that specifically impact command level, training units, front-line supervisors, and internal affairs investigators concerning police use of force incidents. This course breaks down multiple issues ranging from daily officer citizen complaints, curriculum design, use of force reporting, tracking and trending, or investigating incidents involving police use of force encounters. Instruction uses lectures, demonstrations, and case studies. One improper technique changed the county.

Lt. Kevin Dillon (ret) is a highly sought-after speaker and international trainer. He has lectured on law enforcement use of force issues throughout the country. He has been presented at numerous conferences such as the International Association of Chief of Police (IACP), Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA®) FBI NA Conferences, Western States Sheriffs, and International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) and many more.   Lieutenant Dillon has appeared on CNN, NPR, and other radio talk shows as a police use of force expert. He is also an expert contributor and columnist to, and In the Line of Lt. Dillon is the developer of the L.O.C.K.U.P.® Police Arrest and Control System taught throughout the world. He is a 26-year law enforcement officer, SWAT Commander, and trainer. He is certified by the Force Science Institute, Institute of Prevention of In-Custody Deaths, and is an FBI National Academy Graduate.

Instructional Goals:
  • To Define Use of Force
  • New challenges from political beliefs and legislation
  • Myths vs. facts in use of force assessments
  • The application of the Fourth Amendment to use of force
  • Constitutional Force Standards
  • Three essential steps in the use of forces decision making
  • 10 definitions involving the use of force
  • Define serious use of force areas
  • Discuss officer behavior and accountability issues
  • Discuss de-escalation strategies and how to report it
  • Discuss human attention and how it relates to using of force
  • Discuss use of force tracking, trending, reporting and analysis
  • To apply force application to police report writing
  • Discuss Electronic Control Weapons issues trends and training
  • Discuss training issues and voids
  • DOJ Use of force tracking in Juvenile Detention – Rikers Island
  • Discuss Quantum of force
  • What information do you want to track and how will it be used
  • Different systems on the market to track UOF data
    (Professional products or techniques on how to design your own)
  • Information used to assist training academies
    (developing curriculum and working with the tactical unit)
  • Information used for staffing purposes
  • Information useful for Early Warning Interventions
  • Information useful with litigations/DOJ Consent Decrees
  • Discuss recent events concerning special populations
  • Discuss factors needed for analysis of a use of force incident

TIME: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
COST: $165.00 – Early Registration
$200.00 – After February 21, 2022
(Small Agency Group Discount – FREE)
LOCATION: Oakland Police Academy
Oakland Community College
2900 Featherstone Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845
Phone: 248.232.4220
Fax: 248.232.4225
? 302 Funds Eligible ?

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