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TN – Use of Force Analysis and Investigation for the Law Enforcement / Correctional Leader

Use of Force Analysis and Investigation for the Law Enforcement / Correctional Leader
Williamson County Public Safety Center – Franklin, TN
April 23 – 24, 2024

It was a pleasure and honor to present our Use of Force Analysis and Investigation for the Law Enforcement / Correctional Leader on April 23-24, 2024 at the Williams County Sheriff’s Office. The training was very well received, and all the officers participated actively throughout the entire presentation. They displayed high levels of enthusiasm, dedication, and professionalism throughout the two-day training session.

A review of the course evaluations revealed an overwhelming satisfaction rating from the attending members of the course.  I have attached an assessment of the evaluations for your review.

Student Evaluation Summary

Please assess the quality of this presentation.

  • KD is very knowledgeable in his ability to explain things so that we can all understand is amazing.
  • Very informational easy to understand.
  • Excellent use of PowerPoints, videos, and verbal / visual presentation. Returning to major points to ensure focus on the points. The explanation of why really drove the learning points home.
  • Presentation was very well presented and the instructor was engaging. All material and slides were useful.
  • The instructor did an excellent job keeping the students engaged in the class.
  • Well developed progressive content.
  • Good presentation, would try to focus content to how other agencies can implement tactics and what most important compared to what’s being done.
  • Very well put together.
  • Very good information. Inspired me to change some training we offer. Renewed my motivation.
  • The presentation was very informative and this instructor was able to interact and keep everyone interested and focused.
  • Awesome instructor, great information
  • Well put together. Time used wisely.
  • Kevin Dillon has a wealth of knowledge regarding the subject matter. First time in 25 plus years ever had such an extended knowledge on the “Whys” behind the science of how subjects and officers react.
  • Great information and kept things interesting.
  • Great material
  • Was a little hard to follow at first but overall good.
  • The quality of the program was good and had great examples in his presentation. Would recommend longer training videos.
  • Very current with content in presentations.
  • Material was great and was able to understand what was being taught
  • Outstanding knowledge and examples in case studies.
  • Very in-depth with explaining the material

 Please assess the instructors of this program. Lieutenant Kevin Dillon (Ret)


  • KD is an excellent instructor. He knows his stuff and keeps the class interesting so we stay entertained.
  • Engaging and very informative.
  • His ability to convey his knowledge of the topic is an easily absorbable way made picking up the learning points easy. Simplification of complex material to be absorbed and understood.
  • Very engaging, tells great stories that apply to the material. Very knowledgeable
  • Very knowledgeable and engaging
  • Engaging in dynamic delivery of information from a place of experience.
  • Great attitude, engaging, entertaining, approachable, knowledgeable.
  • Explained in detail. Engaged
  • Very knowledgeable, energetic, and entertaining
  • The instructor is very knowledgeable of the course material.
  • The instructor really cares and it’s obvious he wants students to be successful.
  • KD really know his stuff.
  • KD takes things to a whole other level with his delivery and knowledge of the working mind under normal and extreme circumstances. I had so many lights come on over the last two days.
  • Good delivery of the subject being covered. Very organized and prepared on the subject.
  • KD was very knowledgeable in his material he is teaching. He showed us lots of examples and explained things in both corrections and Leo form.
  • Very passionate about the subject matter.
  • Knowledgeable, engage the class and had the class participate.
  • Great delivery very well done.
  • Went over the material very well and in depth.

 Please explain how this training will enable you to change or improve your present assignment.


  • Everything he taught applies to modern day policing, our bodies response to stress, de-escalation techniques, the importance of training, case law versus state law, taking care of a police officers, ETC literally everything to handle stress and good info to pass along to my guys and gals.
  • It will help in reviewing use of force reports as well as training the officers on proper use of force.
  • Help me to better protect my agency and all its members from liability. Making our agency more efficient thus making a better product for our community.
  • Help to improve training that is done inter?? in our department and how to properly debrief a scene.
  • This training will enable me to be able to explain why officers conducted a particular arrest and ascertain why.
  • This training teaches you to ensure officers are writing detailed reports and are not using police jargon.
  • Primarily, policy review and adjustment following that, a shift in investigative procedures and follow up in operational review.
  • Better critique events and improve review techniques for current training standards.
  • This training will help improve how I review use of force reports and be less biased when doing so. This training has also given me additional knowledge to take back to my department to help them better write reports.
  • Great information on examining our training.
  • We will start gathering data to better able to speak intelligently about our use of force.
  • Better understanding of force dynamics.
  • Will help us update our RTR’s and add new information.
  • Data-driven training. Cognitive processes. Why officers react was eye opening.
  • Being able to organize and track use of force incidents in how to understand how the human brain works during a use of force and after a use of force.
  • Will allow me to analyze what DT is needed.
  • I have a better understanding in my new role and this will allow me to make better judgments in my position.
  • More focus on perception and training on low frequency high risk.
  • Better understand different points of view and better way to assess each use of force. Each one is different and needs to be looked at thoroughly.
  • Implement interview techniques in place more detail in reports to prevent legal actions against staff and department.
  • To learn your policies more to help you with performing daily tasks better



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