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  • 1. January 25–27, 2010 The 2010 Conference on Arlington, VA The Use of Force in Law Enforcement Develop and Execute Proven Policies and Procedures for Use of Force in Your Agency You Will Learn How to: Interpret Legal Ramifications and Liabilities Surrounding Use of Force Educate your officers on potential liability risks and implement force reporting procedures and protocols Examine the Use of Lethal and Non-Lethal Force Determine the role TASER and other less lethal technologies play in use of force incidents Implement Practices to Improve Officer Safety in the Line of Duty Develop tactics to ensure officer safety during high risk and volatile confrontations Address Challenges to Use of Force Policy and Procedure Learn the latest policy trends to safeguard your agency against misconduct and wrongful use claims Presented by: In Association with: PerformanceInsitute.org/Force
  • 2. The 2010 Conference on The Use of Force in Law Enforcement DAY ONE: JANUARY 25, 2010 8:30 10:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast Define Use of Force for Law Enforcement Professionals • Modern law enforcement is one of the most widely misunderstood 9:00 professions, both internally and externally. While much of this Keynote Address is caused by television and movies, we in law enforcement Protect and Serve: Legal Standards of Force in the can also be to blame. Frequently we use terminology casually 21st Century and without regard to possible negative perceptions. Positive community relations are not possible in an environment of mistrust Law enforcement use of force is a required field of learning for all and misunderstanding. In this session, participants will discuss agencies. In today’s environment, court decisions, state and federal commonly misused law enforcement terms and the problems mandates, and tort reforms shape case law across the nation. In the they create from training, officer safety, community relations, and International Association of Chiefs of Police study on Police Use of legal defensibility perspectives. This session will also address the Force in America 200l, physical chemical, electronic, impact and power of proper documentation and positive personal interaction firearm force were identified as the components of force. with members of the media and the community. Learn how these components of force and the landmark cases of Steve Ashley, Law Enforcement Researcher and Risk Manager Graham v. Connor and Tennessee v. Garner explore more recent cases in a variety of categories, such as handcuffing and use of less-than-lethal devices. During this in-depth keynote you will learn to: 11:30 • Interpret the constitutional legal standards and hot button issues in Assess Liability in Use of Force Situations use of force policy In law enforcement, police administrators and command staff • Weigh the circumstances of an officer’s use of force on the job must constantly focus on the threat of civil liability. Today, lawsuits • Determine the place of policy, including the Graham standard question whether a law enforcement agency has responsibly planned and managed a broad array of operational and J. Michael McGuinness, The McGuinness Law Firm administrative dynamics. The agency’s written policies are challenged and its programs of training, supervision, and discipline 10:15 are closely scrutinized. Supervisory liability, liability for negligent Break & Refreshments training and municipal liability can quickly follow from this scrutiny. • Study responsible, systematic planning and administration to minimize officer mistakes and misconduct • Decrease the threat of supervisory and municipal liability Harvey V. Hedden, Executive Director, International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association • Police Chiefs • Elected Officials WHO • Deputy Chiefs • City and County Attorneys • Training Managers • Police Legal Advisers SHOULD • Training Instructors • Risk Managers • Department Administrators • Professional Standards Staff ATTEND • City Managers ... And anyone involved in Use of Force for law enforcement 2 PerformanceInsitute.org/Force
  • 3. The 2010 Conference on The Use of Force in Law Enforcement DAY ONE: JANUARY 25, 2010 12:30 2:30 Lunch Break Examine the Ramifications of In -Custody Deaths After a Use of Force Situation 1:30 • In use of force situations the scene can quickly escalate out of Understand Force Reporting for Risk Mitigation control, with the suspect being placed into custody. In years A key phase in controlling law enforcement risk management involves past, high profile in-custody deaths have led the media, medical officers reporting their uses of force. Understanding the standards practitioners, and the public at large, to scrutinize police practices. of force, knowing the pitfalls force reporting, considering officers’ Can in-custody deaths be linked to a common cause? Are they the limitations and learning from past mistakes all play a critical role in result of aggressive use of force practices? managing the risks associated with officers’ use of force reporting. • Hear about “excited delirium” and other issues with suspects who • Investigate incidents quickly and efficiently to create die in custody after force is used accurate reports • Determine how police officers might deal with individuals that • Implement a reporting plan that complies with reporting standards have mental and physical disabilities – as well as chemical dependencies – during street encounters Harvey V. Hedden, Executive Director, International Law Steve Ashley, Law Enforcement Researcher and Risk Manager Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association 2:15 3:30 Break & Refreshments Address and Learn to Lessen Police Misconduct Allegations Everyday officers are put in life or death situations. Being an officer brings about great responsibility, stress and occasionally pivotal moments in pursuit. At times, diffusing situations and apprehending suspects can lead to blurred lines between acceptable force and inappropriate behavior. • Address how to train your officers to stay calm and utilize all available legal resources to contain a situation • Determine how to address misconduct allegations after an incident and what to do to prevent such an occurrence from happening again Philip Hayden, Philip P. Hayden and Associates 4:30 Adjourn 1. Identify and implement the standards 4. Determine the appropriate use of less of force reporting at your agency lethal technologies such as TASER REASONS 2. Maintain and improve officer safety on 5. Understand the current landscape for TO ATTEND and off the job the decision to use lethal force 3. Create a use of force strategy that best fits your department’s needs PerformanceInsitute.org/Force 3
  • 4. The 2010 Conference on The Use of Force in Law Enforcement DAY TWO: JANUARY 26, 2010 8:30 12:30 Continental Breakfast Survive the Nightshift and Other On-the-Job Hazards Officers on patrol encounter numerous scenarios during every shift, 9:00 some they can prepare for, but many that must be met with quick Keynote Address thinking. Violent encounters reported during the “nightshift” are often The Great Debate: TASER and Other Non-Lethal the most dangerous. During this session you will learn how to: Devices…Are They Helping or Hurting? • Identify safety techniques through the use of low-light policing and The TASER is a handgun-sized weapon that can deliver other safety tactics incapacitating energy to an unruly suspect from up to 35 feet • Discuss the specialization surrounding low-light policing and training away. Research indicates that the risk of severe or life-threatening Thomas J. Aveni, MSFP, Executive Director, The Police Policy injury is extremely low. Discover the legal and practical landscape Studies Council for TASER use, explore the facts and determine if an electronic control device will have a place in your arsenal. This session will 1:45 also address the use of other options such as pepper spray and batons, and what the future holds for these non-lethal options. In this Break & Refreshments informative keynote address you will learn to: 2:00 • Identify the benefits of adding non-lethal options to your officers’ arsenal Examine the Current Usage and Shifts in the Use • Examine the current precedent for the use of TASER and of Force Model non-lethal devices • Many models of police use of force originated in the 1970s and • Dispel common myths and misconceptions surrounding incidents 1980s. These original continuum models have been replaced in involving non-lethal devices many jurisdictions by situational use of force models, such as the Steve Ashley, Law Enforcement Researcher and Risk Manager use of force wheel that originated in the 1990s. Today, many departments are moving away from the use of continuums, and others question their validity altogether. In this session you will: 10:15 Break & Refreshments • Examine your agency’s position on continuums, and where you are compared to the rest of the country 10:30 • Develop an understanding of what is acceptable under today’s use of force standard of practice Discuss the Use of Deadly Force Steve Ashley, Law Enforcement Researcher and Risk Manager In many urban and suburban settings, the police use of deadly force remains an incendiary issue. Current analysis suggests that police 3:00 are shooting unarmed suspects almost as frequent as they did prior to the landmark Tennessee v. Garner decision. Are there critical Maintain Officer Safety On and Off the Job policy and training issues that agencies are overlooking? And, Officer safety in the field is of great importance and often an are there training practices that seem to substantially correlate with overlooked subject. Determine ways to increase officer safety by misapplications of deadly force? learning the necessary skills to recognize dangerous offenders. • Take a critical look at deadly force issues making today’s headlines Also identify techniques that will maximize officer safety during the interview and interrogation process. The session will: • Assess the use of deadly force situations in your jurisdiction and determine how these cases may impact your policy • Equip you will best practices for officer safety and survival Thomas J. Aveni, MSFP, Executive Director, The Police Policy • Address legal issues associated with officer safety techniques Studies Council Kevin Stephens, Detective, Training Coordinator, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department 11:45 Lunch Break 4:15 4 PerformanceInsitute.org/Force Adjourn
  • 5. The 2010 Conference on The Use of Force in Law Enforcement DAY THREE: JANUARY 27, 2010 Post-Conference Workshops are practical, supplementary application sessions which incorporate and review tools, techniques and methods presented during the event. Participants will obtain a further understanding of how to use newly acquired tools and cutting-edge strategies. Through group exercises and scenario-based learning, you’ll walk away with the expertise and resources needed for immediate and practical application. Enrollment space is limited, so register today to reserve your place. 8:30 Workshop Registration & Continental Breakfast 9:00 Post-Conference Workshop: Safe on the Streets: Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement Survival Academy training provides limited training on the importance of defensive tactics on the job. It is also difficult to implement tactics in the middle of a high-impact situation. In this interactive workshop, develop the skills necessary to approach and control every situation. Develop the ability to outmaneuver any subject with simple and effective defensive tactics that can be used in a variety of situations. This interactive workshop will cover: • Hear about the latest training trends and identify which are best for your agency • Develop preventative safety tactics to integrate into use of force situations • Gather information about proper procedure and execution within your jurisdiction • Improve defensive readiness for front line officers • Learn from real world examples about implementing tactics on the job Gary T. Klugiewicz, Director of Training PoliceOne Training Network, Praetorian Group, Inc. 12:00 Workshop Adjourns “The information presented is essential in accurately reporting each and every use of force.” STUART MAY, LIEUTENANT, OKLAHOMA CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT PerformanceInsitute.org/Force 5
  • 6. The 2010 Conference on The Use of Force in Law Enforcement SPONSORSHIP In-House Training OPPORTUNITIES One of the more popular vehicles for accessing the Institute’s educational offerings is the delivery of on-site trainings and management facilitations. Bringing a training or facilitation in-house gives you As a conference and the opportunity to customize a program that addresses your exact challenges and provides a more training provider, personal learning experience, while virtually eliminating travel expenses. Whether you require training The Performance for your department or for an organization-wide initiative, the advanced learning methods employed by The Performance Institute will create an intimate training atmosphere that maximizes knowledge Institute is an expert transfer to enhance the talent within your organization. in bringing together leaders to share and CUSTOMIZATION discuss best practices We realize that not all obstacles can be overcome by applying an “off-the-shelf solution”. While many and innovations. We training providers will offer you some variation of their standard training, The Performance Institute’s connect decision-makers subject matter experts will work with you and your team to examine your programs and determine with respected solution your exact areas of need. The identification of real life examples will create a learning atmosphere providers. that resonates with participants while at the same time providing immediate return on your training investment. Using interactive exercises that employ actual projects or scenarios from your organization, The Institute offers four instructors can address specific challenges and align the curriculum of each session to your objectives. While the majority of on-site trainings are focused on smaller groups, The Performance institute also has different pre-designed the ability to accommodate organizational-wide training initiatives. Utilizing multiple instructors, The sponsorship packages: Institute has the capacity to deliver courses to groups of up to 300 participants per day. • Event Co-Sponsor AREAS OF EXPERTISE • Session Sponsor On-site delivery of single courses, certification programs and entire packages of specialized courses are available in the following areas: • Luncheon Sponsor • Strategic Planning • Exhibit Booth • Performance Measurement Sponsor • Project Management • Lean Six Sigma For more information • Workforce Management on sponsorships or to • Performance-Based Budgeting get started, contact • Performance-Based Contracting Meredith Mason at • Performance Reporting 202-739-9707 or • Program Evaluation Meredith.Mason@ • Administrative Management PerformanceInstitute.org • Leadership and Change For more information about in-house training options available to you, please contact Jennifer Mueller at 202-739-9619 or email her at Jennifer.Mueller@PerformanceInstitute.org. 6 6 www.PerformanceInsitute.org/Force
  • 7. The 2010 Conference on The Use of Force in Law Enforcement Logistics & Registration REGISTRATION 1. ONLINE at www.PerformanceInstitute.org/Force Venue & Hotel 2. VIA FAX to 866-234-0680 The 2010 Conference on The Use of Force in Law Enforcement will be hosted at The Performance Institute’s Training Center in Arlington, VA, just one block east of the 3. VIA PHONE to 877-992-9521 Courthouse stop on the Orange Line of the D.C. Metro. A public parking garage is 4. VIA MAIL to located inside of the building for $10/day. Continental breakfast and refreshments will be provided for delegates on each day. The Performance Institute Corporate Headquarters 805 15th Street, NW, 3rd Floor The Performance Institute Training Center 1515 N. Courthouse Road, Sixth Floor Washington, DC 20005 Arlington, VA 22201 877-992-9521 | www.PerformanceInstitute.org Yes! Register me for The 2010 Conference on The Use of Force in Law Enforcement A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Arlington Rosslyn Courtyard Yes! Register me for The 2010 Conference on The Use of Force in Law by Marriott at the prevailing rate of $233.00 until, December 27, 2009. This Enforcement and Workshop rate is based on the Government Per Diem and is subject to change. Please call Please call me. I am interested in a special group discount for my team the hotel directly and reference code “Use of Force” when making reservations to get the discounted rate. The hotel is conveniently located three blocks from the Rosslyn Metro station. Please ask the hotel about a complimentary shuttle that is Name Title also available for your convenience. Arlington Rosslyn Courtyard by Marriott 1533 Clarendon Blvd. Office Organization Arlington, VA 22209 703-528-2222 www.CourtyardArlingtonRosslyn.com Address Tuition & Group Discounts: The tuition rate for attending The 2010 Conference on The Use of Force in City State Zip Law Enforcement is as follows: Early Bird Rate* Regular rate Conference Only $699 $799 Telephone Fax One Day Workshop -- $299 * For the Early Bird Rate, register before November 16, 2009 Email For more information on group discounts for The 2010 Conference on The Use of Force in Law Enforcement please contact Melvin Hall at 202-739-9630 or email him at Melvin.Hall@PerformanceInstitute.org. Payment Information Training Form/Purchase Order Check (accepted by mail only) CANCELLATION POLICY experience and wish to request a credit or refund, Credit Card For live events: The Performance Institute will please submit it in writing no later than 10 business provide a full refund less $399 administration fee days after the end of the training to: for cancellations four weeks before the event. If cancellation occurs within two weeks prior to The Performance Institute: Quality Assurance conference start date, no refund will be issued. 805 15th St, NW-3rd Floor Credit Card Number Expiration Date Registrants who fail to attend and do not cancel prior Washington, DC 20005 to the event will be charged the entire registration fee. We will evaluate individual complaints in a context of All the cancellation requests need to be made via collective comments from the event. Cvent or email. Your confirmation email contains links Name on Card to modify or cancel registrations. Please note that Note: As speakers are confirmed six months before the cancellation is not final until you receive a written the event, some speaker changes or topic changes confirmation. may occur in the program. The Performance Institute is not responsible for speaker changes, but will work to Payment must be secured prior to the conference. If ensure a comparable speaker is located to participate Billing Zip Code 3 Digit Card Verification # payment is not received by the conference start date, in the program. a method of payment must be presented at the time Please make checks payable to: The Performance Institute Priority Code: L280-WEB of registration in order to guarantee your participation DISCOUNTS at the event. • All ‘Early Bird’ Discounts must require payment at time of registration and before the cut-off date in QUALITY ASSURANCE order to receive any discount. The Performance Institute strives to provide you with the • Any discounts offered whether by The Performance most productive and effective educational experience Institute (including team discounts) must also require possible. If after completing the course you feel there payment at the time of registration. is some way we can improve, please write your • All discount offers cannot be combined with any comments on the evaluation form provided upon your other offer. arrival. Should you feel dissatisfied with your learning • Discounts cannot be applied retroactively www.PerformanceInsitute.org/Force 7
  • 8. About the Performance Institute Called “the leading think tank in performance measurement for government” on OMB’s ExpectMore. gov, The Performance Institute has been a leader in Performance Management training and policy since the 2000 administration transition. As part of the Government Performance Coalition, a group of good government organizations, the Institute worked in 2000 to deliver recommendations to the then new administration on what would become the President’s Management Agenda. In 2009, the Institute is leading Innovations in Government: From Transition to Transformation, or InnoGOV.org, a collection of forums, research and recommendations to bring insight and transformation to the federal government. The goal of InnoGOV.org is to centralize the importance of performance, accountability and transparency in government and to disseminate the leading best practices to government managers. The Performance Institute has published several research reports regarding performance management initiatives and trains over 10,000 government managers per year on performance-based topics. Dedicated to improving citizen services and taxpayer transparency, the Institute uses a best-practices foundation to deliver the most effective and tested methodologies for improving performance. 8 www.PerformanceInstitute.org

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