The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) provided a two-week Use of Force Instructor Training Program (UOFITP) at the Massachusetts State Police Academy in New Braintree.
The Massachusetts State Police (MSP) hosted the training that took place from October 19 through October 30. FLETC instructors from Enforcement Operations Division in Glynco, Georgia led the training. FLETC Regional Coordinator Richard Simons, State, Local, and Tribal Division (SLTD), engaged with the MSP to bring the training to them at their request.
The UOFITP utilizes adult learning principles as well as problem-based training, role-play, lecture and demonstrations to give the officers the skills they need to be successful developing and teaching their own training programs related to use of force. The class included 16 Massachusetts state troopers, two local sheriffs, and two officers from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
FLETC provides career-long training to law enforcement professionals to help them fulfill their responsibilities safely and proficiently. Through strategic partnerships, FLETC prepares the federal law enforcement community to safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.
Instructor Christopher Gurr, FLETC Enforcement Operations Division, provides Use of Force instruction at the Massachusetts State Police Academy in New Braintree, Massachusetts. Photo by Richard Simons, FLETC.
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