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Officer Safety/Use of Force Workshop / In-Service

Surviving the First 3 Seconds:  

This Officer Safety Training Course provides students with basic skills in recognizing the characteristics of an armed individual during interactions with the public.  Common characteristics associated with human behavior that will enable students to more rapidly recognize, identify, and articulate the ever present dangers presented by assailants through verbal and non-verbal cues will be discussed.  The goal of this training is to enhance street level interrogation skills to promote effective communication.  

Hidden Weapons – Sanding your slide to avoid the splinters during the ride:  

This Officer Safety Training Course will identify common ad uncommon concealment areas in household items, internet purchased items, altered devices and specially designed armaments all made with criminal intent to conceal dangerous weapons.  This course will also give specific reminders of Officer Safety and tactical advantage procedures.  Students will gain knowledge and concepts where concealed dangerous weapons can be placed within numerous items.  Varieties of tools will be shown so that the students can comprehend how they are used to discover concealed weapons.  

Use of Force: Myths vs. Realities:  

This course attempts to separate 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 better Use of Force decisions? These questions and more will be answered based on established case law and objective research.

After the Fight Self Applied First Aid: 

Through Lecture demonstration and hands on activities, attendees will learn simple “ditch medicine” for treating themselves and others with little to no medical equipment while waiting for EMS.

Characteristics of Armed Individuals:  

This course provides the student’s with basic skills in recognizing the characteristics of armed individuals during interactions with the public. 

Who Should Attend

Applicants must be federal, state, local, campus or tribal criminal justice professionals, law enforcement personnel, or domestic violence advocates from rural jurisdictions.



Attendees are responsible for all travel, lodging and meal expenses.

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Additional Information

If you need to contact us for additional information: E-mail us at or call 800-743-5382.

Training Dates

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