Managing Use of Force & Investigations for Correctional Officers


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Managing Use of Force & Investigations for Correctional Officers

This course is designed for use of force investigations involving correctional facilities and how to process use of force investigations with current trends. The rationale behind creating this 8-hour course was based upon the need for investigators, trainers, and supervisors to be able to better process the events concerning the use of force. With the absence of thorough report writing concerning the use of force has, and continues to cause issues with civil and criminal litigation.

This course will address some of those deficiencies with a better-quality understanding of the niceties needed in a response to resistance reports, along with enhanced courtroom testimony. This course also delves into the reason for training and documentation of response to resistance. The student will have a healthier appreciation of the investigation process from the internal affairs phase concerning the investigation standpoint and progression.   The attendees will review some of the most recent trends related to the use of force, investigation, training and policy development.

Topics Covered:

  • How corrections officers get sued
  • Constitutional Standards
  • Federal Case Law
  • Force Continuum
  • Organizational Policy/Review and Best Practices
  • Liability and Suits
  • Human Performance
  • Use of Cameras - Limits
  • How do you define force within your institution
  • What equipment do you utilize at your institution
  • What is your basic/recruit level training
  • What is your advanced instructor-level training

    Cancellation Policy

    The course cancellation policy requires a minimum of a 15-day prior notice from the course start date when a student will not be attending the course. The notification to not attend will be made by email through our website, and if they identify no replacement student, cancellations with less than a 15-day notice will cause a department credit that can be used towards another future training event within one year from the original course date. We will charge no-shows without email notification the full course fee, even if the payment has not already been made. We offer a one-year future course credit as well for any no show that is charged a full course fee. This policy is in effect as of June 23, 2021, and you as a representative of your agency agree to abide by this policy by registering for any course. Please contact us by email or phone if you have questions about this cancellation policy. This policy is in place because of students that register for courses and take training slots without attending training, which removes the opportunity for another officer to attend. We pay the instructors teaching these programs based on the number of officers scheduled to attend the event, and we base our travel cost including instructor pay on registration fees. This policy is considered a binding contract between BSTS LLC and the student or student agency or company.

6 reviews for Managing Use of Force & Investigations for Correctional Officers

  1. Jacob Acero (verified owner)

    The course covered a variety of topics related to use of force, was specific to corrections, and the information presented was current. I would recommend for any facility looking to do better with their management of use of force.

  2. Cindy Bowers

    This class has been informative and will be useful when applied to our training academy.

  3. Wanda Fry

    The instructor was very knowledgeable of the material. I enjoyed this class and it was very informative.

  4. N. Chilson (verified owner)

    This was a good course that brought up some great points regarding use of force in the nation and how it can or will apply to corrections. I came to this course to get up to date information and refine our facility’s policy on use of force. I recommend this class to anyone looking to revise or strengthen their own policies or knowledge of use of force.


    Very good class for Corrections

  6. Troy Robinson (verified owner)

    Refreshing to attend training focused on knowledge, skills, and abilities for the profession of Corrections. Actual detention / correctional applications that do not require adaptation to implement. Great class Matt! Thank you.

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