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Maine – Use of Force Investigation and Analysis for Police Leaders and Trainers (Copy)


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Old Town Police Department – Maine
Use of Force Investigation and Analysis for Police Leaders and Trainers
“You can’t manage what you don’t measure.”
Sept. 26 – 27, 2023
0830 – 1630 Hours

Today every use of force incident is scrutinized frame by frame on a video and judged by untrained individuals creating distrust and false narratives. 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, instructs, investigates police use of force incidents. The training will examine the most recent and up to date issues that specifically impact Leaders, IA investigators, and trainers 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, and investigation involving police use of force encounters. Instruction uses lectures, case studies, and demonstrations. “One improper technique changed the county!”

• Legal applications of use of force – What is being reported
• Early intervention tracking for use of force
• Reducing liability in use of force by deploying de-escalation strategies and documentation
• Quantification of force mitigation tactics and de-escalation
• Reducing liability and increasing officer safety by deploying tactical strategies
• Strategies on responding to individuals that are considered special populations
• Identify 5 steps to of reviewing use of force incidents.
• How to avoid an “Eric Garner or George Floyd Incident”
• What steps have you taken to identify foreseeable incidents?
• Define and categorize sixteen definitions pertaining to police use of force
• Discuss human performance factors that occur under stressful encounters
• What to look for when tracking police use of force
• Training curriculum selection and review
• Coordination and strategies dealing with multiple officer engagements
• Training measurements and performance – You can’t manage what you don’t measure.
• Video recording issues regarding viewing and reporting
• Immediate press release strategies ……Plus more

ONLY $395.00


Eastern Maine Community College
Public Safety Training Center
354 Hogan Road  – Bangor ME 04401
Dep. Chief Lee Miller / (207) 827-3984 Ext. 146

 St. Louis County Police Department – MO

  • Good content, should be a class for field trainers. Instructor made learning fun, which keeps you engaged.                                                                                              Lieutenant 23 years
  • This class was very informative and relatable. The instructor was fantastic and knew how to instruct the topic. Very good class and lots of good information.       Sergeant 10 years
  • I think this class should be a must for all first line supervisors.  I  am looking forward to attending future LOCKUP training.                                                                   Lieutenant 16 years
  • The course instructor Kevin Dillon is very engaging, knowledgeable, and informational. The course provided a lot of good insight to use of force analysis based on keeping statistical information to better train ourselves and police officers we supervise.         Lieutenant Troy PD 17 years
  • The best I have had and very helpful.             Police Chief 43 years
  • Important information, instructor is very knowledgeable and able to keep your attention I would definitely attend his class or any class that he instructs.                    Lieutenant 24 years
    Excellent course, a must for all supervisors and trainers.                   CMPA 13 years
  • This class was amazing, every officer should attend. Kevin is one of the best instructors I have had the privilege of learning from.      Chief of Public Safety – 34 years of law enforcement
  • Excellent class very informative. Caused me to rethink many aspects which were covered in the class. Very dynamic instructor, very knowledgeable, very entertaining and enjoyable to learn from.                                                                                                             Patrol 18 years
  • Instructor very knowledgeable of the course material. Gave good examples in cited sources. One of the best classes I have taken.                                                              Patrol 10 years
  • The instructor kept me attentive the entire time. He broke down the investigation and explained why each detail was important. The instructor kept me engaged during the entire lecture. I would like to see this in a two-day setting, there was so much information to absorb.                                                                                                          Traffic Sergeant 20 yea
  • Very good presentation, better understanding of use of force investigations and on psychophysiological side.                                                                                         Patrol 14 years
  • The instructor was very knowledgeable and delivered information in such a way that was interesting throughout the class. Instructor also brought information that was new but had been built off prior knowledge and skills which were taught at basic level.        Detective 16 years
  • A must have course for all levels in the chain of command (FTO’s, A supervisor for training purposes, mentor, coach, counselor, evaluator) Cpls’ Sgt’s, Lt’s – Cap’s all need this material. So much information goes hand in hand with LEADS and LOCKUP programs. Kevin Dillon is an amazing instructor for anyone to learn from.        Police Major 23 years
  • Provided good verbiage that can be used to reduce liability in future reports. Sergeant 13 years
  • Lt. Dillon is an excellent instructor with a vast knowledge of use of force situations and training. I learned a lot from this training and would like to attend more courses presented by Lieutenant Dillon.                                                                                                  Commander 20 years.
  • This was one of the greatest courses I have attended. “K.D.” (Lt. Dillon) Is an expert in his field and continually provides quality training. Great stuff.


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