Use of Force Risk Management for Officers: Resister Training

Richmond Community College, Hamlet, NC  
Wednesday, September 07, 2022 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   iCalendar Eastern Standard Time

Use of Force and Risk Management for Officers:  Resister Training

This course is part of the Use of Force Risk Management series and is designed for the frontline officer. Use of Force Risk Management requires an understanding of many factors. Training for officers in Use of Force Risk Management is not provided in BLET. This course provides a clear understanding of use of force risk. With the use of force, risk cannot be eliminated. It can only be minimized and managed. Understanding and applying the four elements of reasonable force (Knowledge, Skills, Decision Making, and Documentation) are given in this course. This allows officers to assess their current risk and know how to improve it. Skills in overcoming resistance from passive resisters and de-escalation skills are provided. Reasonable force knowledge and skills are not enough to minimize risk. Officers must be proficient in decision-making under threat. This course breaks down decision-making into a process that can be done quickly in rapidly evolving circumstances and does not need to be changed depending upon the level of threat. Force documentation continues to be a high-risk area. This course provides a process for officers to assess their narratives and ensure it contains all relevant information and be able to confidently testify years later.

Cost: Free for members of the NCLM Workers’ Compensation & Property & Liability Trust; $60 for others
Who should attend: Front Line Officers that include: Police/Patrol Officers, School Resource Officers, K-9 Officers, Community Resource Officers, Field Training Officers, Lake Patrol Officers, and Sergeants.

Course Instructor: Gerald Takano is a Use of Force specialist with over 25 years Use of Force training and experience. He possesses numerous instructor-level certifications, including: Firearms, SCAT, Master TASER, Pepper Spray, Edged Weapons, Advanced Ground Defense, Pepper Spray, Baton, Physical Fitness, and Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths. He is a graduate of the Force Science Institute. Gerald has conducted legal, technical, medical, and training research in Use of Force. He has designed trainings for officers, instructors, and managers. He recently retired from the Raleigh Police Department.


September 7, 2022, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Lunch is on your own from 12 noon to 1:00 pm)

Richmond Community College
142 West Hamlet Avenue
Hamlet, NC  28245


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Richmond Community College  

142 W Hamlet Ave
Hamlet, NC 28345-2705

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