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Responding to Resistance: De-Escalation and Decision-Making for Law Enforcement

September 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Responding to Resistance training is the first in a two-part series to help frontline field officers mitigate the risks associated with police-citizen interactions that involved non-compliance. 

The ability to make quick, life-and-death decisions is a critical skill—one that must be honed to prevent unnecessary use of force. The training will increase the student’s comprehensive knowledge of use of force issues, conducted electrical weapons, court cases, training, and use of force related risk management. There will be a further focus on relevant recent court decisions such as the recent Fourth Circuit Court’s ruling regarding Taser usage in the Armstrong v/s Pinehurst Case.

Participants in this webinar will learn:

  • The four elements of reasonable force and the relevant case law.
  • Branched force decision-making process and applying it in a variety of scenarios.
  • The five-step detail/clarity loop that can be used to document use of force cases.
  • The research, design, and practical use of the tools introduced in this class.
Date: Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
Location: Virtual Zoom Webinar
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Who Should Attend?: This two-hour course is designed for Police Chiefs, Command Staff, and Training Level Police Officers who are able to address policy development, implementation and instruction of Law Enforcement Officers.
Cost: It is free for members of the NCLM’s Property & Casualty Trust and $45.00 for non-members.


Matthew Selves, Public Safety Risk Management Consultant, 704-902-2692

For all registration questions, please contact events@nclm.org or (919)715-2908 (Athena Banks)