May 24, 2024 | 9am-4:30pm | $159
PACLE approved: 6.0 substantive
WV CLE approved: 7.20 general
OH CLE approved: 6.0 Substantive
*For Non-Lawyers: use coupon code “CourseOnly” for $50 off – if you want to attend the course and do not need the CLE credit.
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Less-Lethal Options in the Use of Force for Attorneys course on the tactics, techniques, legal analysis, and challenges in use of force encounters by law enforcement, geared towards municipal and departmental attorneys. The seminar is taught by a world-renowned expert in the subject matter, former Police Chief Edward Bogats, Jr. and current Director of Safety and Security at the Community College of Allegheny County. Professor Bogats, Jr. insights, and wisdom into the world of use-of-force tactics for the police professional, and centers around the legal challenges, requirements and appropriate policy and program development. The benefits of attendance will be many but none more compelling than a fully realized use-of-force policy that is realistic for officers and considers the current legal landscape. This course will be a full-day session on “Less-Lethal” options with a legal analysis and discussion revolving around police use of force today.
The course shall be a one-day event, held on Franciscan’s beautiful campus. A summary of the Less Lethal Options in Use of Force course coverage includes:
- Historical Overview of Common Force Tactics
- History and Evolution in the use of Less Lethal Weapons
- Legal reviews of Less Lethal options in the Overall Force Management Plan
- Training and Education in Less Lethal Methods and technology
- Legal Implications in the Usage of Less Lethal Systems
- Assessing the Impact of Less Lethal Weapons as a front-line strategy
- The Certification Process in Less Lethal Weapon Protocols
- Types of Less Lethal Weapon Systems/ what is the industry standard?
- How do we develop a Formal Departmental Policy on Less Lethal Weapons?
- A legal analysis on best practices while reviewing the effect in the following areas of law; Graham vs. Connor, Tennessee vs. Garner, and numerous failures to train cases.
9:00 – 9:10 Introduction
9:10 – 10:00 History and Evolution of the Use of Force and
Less Lethal Weapons
10:00 – 10:45 Placing Less Lethal Options in the Overall Force Management Plan
10:45 – 11:30 Training and Education in Less Lethal Management Plan
11:30 – 12:00 Legal Implications in the Usage of Less Lethal Force – Civil and Criminal
12:00 – 12:30 Assessing the Impact of Less Lethal Weapons as a front-line strategy
12:30 – 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 – 2:00 The Certification Process in Less Lethal Weapons and Protocols
2:00 – 3:15 Types of Less Legal Weapon Systems
3:15 – 4:15 Deployment of Less Legal Weapon Systems and Formal Departmental Policy
4:15 – 4:30 Summary and Evaluation
Check Payment Policy:
If you prefer to pay by check, a $40 deposit or full payment is required to be sent in before a seat is reserved.
Due to the costs associated with our course offerings, the Center has implemented a 25% cancellation fee. Those costs relate to food and beverages purchased in advance and the fees we need pay to outside presenters. Cancellation fees will apply to those that do not show up for the course or those who cancel ahead of its offering. The Center appreciates your understanding.
*All courses are approved for continuing legal education by state authorizing bodies and are not courses for academic credit.