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Final Thoughts

Bias and Racial Profiling

Overview

History and Why It Matters

  • 1-1 - Intro 
  • 1-2 - Scenario
  • 1-3 - What historical events have impacted the way law enforcement does its job today?
  • 1-4 - Discussion
  • 1-5 - How do generational or “shared” history affect public perspectives of law enforcement?
  • 1-6 - Interviews
  • 1-7 - What does “your uniform has a voice” mean in your daily encounters?

The Importance of Community

  • 2-1 - Intro
  • 2-2 - Scenario
  • 2-3 - Identify the indicators of mental illness shown in this call and describe how they affect your response and tactics.
  • 2-4 - Discussion
  • 2-5 - What aspects of the officers’ behaviors affected this incident positively and how do empathy and experience influence such actions?
  • 2-6 - Interviews
  • 2-7 - Describe how the tenets of Procedural Justice (i.e., voice, neutrality, respect and trustworthiness) are interrelated.

Understanding Bias and Profiling

  • 3-1 - Intro
  • 3-2 - Scenario
  • 3-3 - What effects could the officer’s actions and questions have upon the driver, the driver’s family, and future contacts?
  • 3-4 - Discussion
  • 3-5 - Differentiate between bias and prejudice and explain how one should deal with them from a law enforcement perspective.
  • 3-6 - Interviews
  • 3-7 - How can we reinforce the image of unbiased policing to the public?

Recognizing Diverse Cultures and Populations

  • 4-1 - Intro 
  • 4-2 - Scenario
  • 4-3 - What aspects of the officer’s interactions created positive perceptions of the officer and law enforcement  
  • 4-4 - Discussion
  • 4-5 - Describe available training and other resources that aid officers in understanding the various cultures they serve.
  • 4-6 - Interviews
  • 4-7 - Identify differences you recognize within your agency and the various cultures you serve. 

Final Thoughts

Crowd Management

Overview

Law Enforcement's Goal

Planning and Preparation

Information Management

Roles and Responsibilities

Crowd Control

Media

Final Thoughts

Cyber Exploitation

Overview

Identification

  • 1-1 - Intro 
  • 1-2 - Scenario
  • 1-3 - In the early stages of a Cyber Exploitation investigation involving the use of a cell phone, what concerns might you have for the preservation of evidence?
  • 1-4 - Discussion
  • 1-5 - In what ways has technology impacted our ability to identify both suspects and victims in Cyber Exploitation cases?
  • 1-6 - Interviews
  • 1-7 - What are some considerations for identifying who is involved in a Cyber Exploitation investigation where social media has facilitated widespread distribution of evidence?

Legal Considerations

  • 2-1 - Intro
  • 2-2 - Scenario
  • 2-3 - What is your agency policy and/or current law regarding jurisdictional issues if a Cyber Exploitation crime occurs in another jurisdiction when the victim is within your jurisdiction?
  • 2-4 - Discussion
  • 2-5 - What are the current laws and policies for your agency regarding the access and/or seizure of information on a cellphone belonging to a victim?
  • 2-6 - Interviews
  • 2-7 - What is your department policy regarding the use of department computers to access social media information from suspects?

Victim Contact

  • 3-1 - Intro
  • 3-2 - Scenario
  • 3-3 - List some examples of penal code sections that may apply in a Cyber Exploitation investigation.
  • 3-4 - Discussion
  • 3-5 - What are some important ways to begin building rapport with victims of Cyber Exploitation?
  • 3-6 - Interviews
  • 3-7 - What are some available resources in your jurisdiction to assist victims of Cyber Exploitation?

Investigation

  • 4-1 - Intro 
  • 4-2 - Scenario
  • 4-3 - What are some important preliminary steps in a Cyber Exploitation investigation?
  • 4-4 - Discussion
  • 4-5 - If most victims simply want the offensive material removed from social media, why is it important for law enforcement to look deeper and investigate allegations of Cyber Exploitation?
  • 4-6 - Interviews
  • 4-7 - Why are “IP addresses” so important in a Cyber Exploitation case?

Evidence and Case Preservation

  • 5-1 - Intro 
  • 5-2 - Scenario
  • 5-3 - List some of the laws enacted years ago, that would apply to current online criminal conduct.
  • 5-4 - Discussion Redacted per GC Section 6255(a)
  • 5-5 - When collecting digital evidence from a suspect or suspect’s home, what are some important considerations regarding items that are powered on?
  • 5-6 - Interviews Redacted per GC Section 6255(a)
  • 5-7 - What are some resources in your jurisdiction that may be available to provide assistance to you in a Cyber Exploitation investigation?

Final Thoughts

Dispatchers: Career Resiliency

Overview

Uncontrollable Factors

  • 1-1 - Intro 
  • 1-2 - Scenario
  • 1-3 - What are some ideas you might try in your own communications center to increase morale for dispatchers working holidays?
  • 1-4 - Discussion
  • 1-5 - What are some common complaints dispatchers have at your communications center? How can you address these issues?
  • 1-6 - Interviews
  • 1-7 - What are some of the ways you can mitigate stress within your own communications center?

Controllable Factors

  • 2-1 - Intro
  • 2-2 - Scenario
  • 2-3 - At what point should dispatchers approach a supervisor about a peer’s conduct that causes concern due to rude or unprofessional behavior?
  • 2-4 - Discussion
  • 2-5 - What level of responsibility should be shared by dispatchers in your communications center for their own happiness and morale?
  • 2-6 - Interviews
  • 2-7 - What are some methods your dispatchers can use to ease stress, particularly when the communications center is busy?

Communication

  • 3-1 - Intro
  • 3-2 - Scenario
  • 3-3 - What do you do in your communications center to promote open and healthy lines of communication?
  • 3-4 - Discussion
  • 3-5 - What can you describe in your communications center that provides evidence that your dispatchers trust each other with open communication?
  • 3-6 - Interviews
  • 3-7 - What steps have you taken or might you take in your communications center to overcome the reluctance most dispatchers have to ask for help?

Taking Care of Our Own

  • 4-1 - Intro 
  • 4-2 -Scenario
  • 4-3 - In what ways do you offer encouragement in your dispatch center for dispatchers to seek professional help in order to reduce long term stress?
  • 4-4 - Discussion
  • 4-5 - What takes place in your dispatch center that shows your dispatchers are willing to ask for help when necessary?
  • 4-6 - Interviews
  • 4-7 - What can you do within your communications center to provide closure for critical incidents handled by your dispatchers?

Management & Supervision

  • 5-1 - Intro 
  • 5-2 -Scenario
  • 5-3 - As a supervisor, in what way do you introduce potentially unpopular procedural change within your organization to minimize resistance?
  • 5-4 - Discussion
  • 5-5 -As a supervisor, if you saw or heard subordinates within a center complaining openly about a policy, at what point would you intercede?
  • 5-6 - Interviews
  • 5-7 - Do your dispatchers feel safe and comfortable approaching supervisors in your organization? What evidence can you cite to verify that?

Final Thoughts

Dispatchers: Suspicious Activity Report

Overview

Why Is It Important?

  • 1-1 - Intro 
  • 1-2 - Scenario
  • 1-3 - How are Suspicious Activity Reports important for your agency and your community?
  • 1-4 - Discussion
  • 1-5 - In what ways might your job as a dispatcher provide you with better situational awareness?
  • 1-6 - Interviews
  • 1-7 - Why do you feel that dispatchers file some of the best Suspicious Activity Reports?

What to Look For, What to Act On

  • 2-1 - Intro
  • 2-2 - Scenario
  • 2-3 - What are some examples of activity in your jurisdiction that might cause you to consider filing a SAR?
  • 2-4 - Discussion
  • 2-5 - What are some examples of infrastructure and/or high-value targets within your jurisdiction?
  • 2-6 - Interviews
  • 2-7 - Why does a SAR focus on the behavior and not “the person?”

The SAR Process

  • 3-1 - Intro
  • 3-2 - Scenario
  • 3-3 - What are some of the ways you could file a Suspicious Activity Report?
  • 3-4 - Discussion
  • 3-5 - What steps would you take to determine who from your agency (or neighboring agency) is a Terrorism Liaison Officer?
  • 3-6 - Interviews
  • 3-7 - What are some of the reasons it is important to know your Terrorism Liaison Officer?

Resources

  • 4-1 - Intro 
  • 4-2 -Scenario
  • 4-3 - Other than dispatchers and local police agencies, what entities might attend a Terrorism Liaison Officer meeting?
  • 4-4 - Discussion
  • 4-5 - In addition to LPRs (License Plate Readers) what types of resources might be available within your community?
  • 4-6 - Interviews
  • 4-7 - While at your console, what resources are available to access information on a possible SAR?

SAR Stories

  • 5-1 - Intro 
  • 5-2 -Scenario
  • 5-3 - What are some examples of suspicious activity or incidents in your jurisdiction that could have been filed as a Suspicious Activity Report?

Final Thoughts

Dog Encounters: Keeping Officers Safe

Overview

Dog Behaviors

  • 1-1 - Intro 
  • 1-2 - Scenario
  • 1-3 - List aspects of a dog’s body language that might indicate NON-aggressive behavior.
  • 1-4 - Discussion
  • 1-5 - When entering the yard of a residence, what are some indications of the presence and size of a dog?
  • 1-6 - Interviews
  • 1-7 - In a surprise dog encounter while on foot in a neighborhood, when circumstances allow, what are some actions you may take that might defuse the situation?

Indicators & Encounters

  • 2-1 - Intro
  • 2-2 - Scenario
  • 2-3 - When inside a home, if you are surprised by a dog or dogs that initially appear aggressive, if circumstances allow, what are some actions you might take to defuse the situation?
  • 2-4 - Discussion
  • 2-5 - When entering a home, what are some possible indicators of the presence of dogs?
  • 2-6 - Interviews
  • 2-7 - When approaching a home on a domestic disturbance call and dogs are in the yard of the home, what steps might you take with regard to the dogs?

Tactical Approach

  • 3-1 - Intro
  • 3-2 -Scenario
  • 3-3 - What options or tools does your agency have for securing a dog in a surprise encounter such as a car stop?
  • 3-4 - Discussion
  • 3-5 - What other agencies are available in your jurisdiction to assist during encounters with dogs or other animals?
  • 3-6 - Interviews
  • 3-7 - For pre-planned events in your jurisdiction, such as a search warrant, what preparations can your agency make for a possible dog encounter?

Use of Force Options

  • 4-1 - Intro 
  • 4-2 -Scenario
  • 4-3 - What is your department’s policy with regard to force options in a dog encounter?
  • 4-4 - Discussion
  • 4-5 - What tools do you, or your agency, have available as force options in a dog encounter?
  • 4-6 - Interviews
  • 4-7 - What are important considerations during and after the use of deadly force against a dog?

Aftermath & Recovering From Incidents

  • 5-1 - Intro 
  • 5-2 -Scenario
  • 5-3 - What notifications and/or reporting policies are in place within your jurisdiction for use of deadly force against a dog?
  • 5-4 - Discussion
  • 5-5 - If significant force is used against a dog, what obligations might you have in your jurisdiction for the care of that dog?
  • 5-6 - Interviews
  • 5-7 - What plans or procedures are in place within your agency to seek veterinary care for a use of force injury to a dog by an officer or deputy?

Elder and Dependent Abuse

Overview

Crimes and Perpetrators

  • 1-1 - Intro 
  • 1-2 - Scenario
  • 1-3 - During an initial investigation, what are some indications of possible financial abuse involving an elder?
  • 1-4 - Discussion
  • 1-5 - Why might an elder be reluctant to give information to the police in a case of possible financial abuse?
  • 1-6 - Interviews
  • 1-7 - What resources are available within your community to assist victims of elder abuse?

Investigation Techniques

  • 2-1 - Intro
  • 2-2 - Scenario
  • 2-3 - During an initial investigation of elder abuse, what types of evidence might be apparent that indicate financial fraud?
  • 2-4 - Discussion
  • 2-5 - If the caregiver is a family member in a possible elder abuse situation, how might you overcome the reluctance of the victim to recognize the situation as a crime?
  • 2-6 - Interviews
  • 2-7 - What are some critical details that must be documented for an elder abuse or dependent adult investigation?

Interviewing Tips

  • 3-1 - Intro
  • 3-2 -Scenario
  • 3-3 - What are some of the ways you might begin to establish rapport with a possible dependent adult victim of abuse??
  • 3-4 - Discussion
  • 3-5 - When interviewing a victim who has difficulty speaking, what are some possible methods you can employ to establish communication?
  • 3-6 - Interviews
  • 3-7 - What are some possible barriers to successful communication with a victim of abuse in a residential care facility?

Investigating Within a Facility

  • 4-1 - Intro 
  • 4-2 -Scenario
  • 4-3 - At your agency, what might you do to improve collaboration with the local Ombudsman’s office?
  • 4-4 - Discussion
  • 4-5 - When involved in an abuse investigation in a long-term care facility, what important notifications might be required in your jurisdiction?
  • 4-6 - Interviews
  • 4-7 - When might you contact the Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse for an investigation within a long-term care facility in your jurisdiction?

Resources for Stress Management

  • 5-1 - Intro 
  • 5-2 -Scenario
  • 5-3 - In your jurisdiction what cross reporting is required for a battery in a residential home, where the victim qualifies as an “elder?”
  • 5-4 - Discussion
  • 5-5 - Describe the step-by-step process to obtain a temporary restraining order within your agency.
  • 5-6 - Interviews
  • 5-7 - In what ways can Adult Protective Services aid in one of your investigations of adult abuse?

Final Thoughts

End of Life Option Act

Overview

How to Verify

  • 1-1 - Intro 
  • 1-2 - Scenario
  • 1-3 - What is your coroner’s office criteria on when they need to respond to the scene of a death case?
  • 1-4 - Discussion
  • 1-5 - What are some of the ways we can support family members during a death case investigation that has no apparent suspicious circumstances?
  • 1-6 - Interviews
  • 1-7 - What are some of the ways you can verify an End of Life Option Act death?

Dynamic Investigations

  • 2-1 - Intro
  • 2-2 - Scenario
  • 2-3 - Absent suspicious circumstances, what is your department policy and/or county Emergency Medical Services Authority policy on entering a home where you are told this is an End of Life Option Act case?
  • 2-4 - Discussion
  • 2-5 - What information might you gather or confirm when responding to or on the scene of an End of Life Option Act case where the patient is alive and declines medical aid?
  • 2-6 - Interviews
  • 2-7 - In a dynamic situation for an End of Life Option Act case, why is it important to ensure you investigate with empathy and understanding?

De-Escalation Techniques

  • 3-1 - Intro
  • 3-2 -Scenario
  • 3-3 - What are some important ways of building rapport in the early stages of an End of Life Option Act case when family members are in disagreement?
  • 3-4 - Discussion
  • 3-5 - What are some techniques for de-escalation when family members are upset at the scene of an End of Life Option Act case?
  • 3-6 - Interviews
  • 3-7 - What resources can you offer to families trying to understand an End of Life Option Act decision?

Investigating a Death

  • 4-1 - Intro 
  • 4-2 -Scenario
  • 4-3 - In what ways can medication at the scene help you to verify that a death case is an End of Life Option Act situation?
  • 4-4 - Discussion
  • 4-5 - What are your agency’s reporting requirements for an End of Life Option Act case?
  • 4-6 - Interviews
  • 4-7 - What types of information might you gain if you are able to speak to a doctor listed as having seen the patient for an End of Life Option Act death investigation?

Final Thoughts

Hate Crimes: Identification and Investigation

Overview

What is a Hate Crime?

  • 1-1 - Intro 
  • 1-2 - Scenario
  • 1-3 - What are some important considerations regarding suspect and/or victim statements when investigating hate crimes?
  • 1-4 - Discussion
  • 1-5 - What are some ways to prove the suspect’s bias in a hate crime investigation?
  • 1-6 - Interviews
  • 1-7 - In what ways do hate crimes differ from other crimes?

Understanding the Victims

  • 2-1 - Intro
  • 2-2 - Scenario
  • 2-3 - Why is it so important in a hate crime to be able to establish rapport with a victim?
  • 2-4 - Discussion
  • 2-5 - What is meant by and why is it important to consider the statement, “Hate crimes are a message crime.”
  • 2-6 - Interviews
  • 2-7 - What resources does your agency have that may offer support to victims of hate crimes?

Initial Investigation

  • 3-1 - Intro
  • 3-2 - Scenario
  • 3-3 - When victims are relaying foul language, insults or derogatory terms, why is it essential to determine the exact wording used?
  • 3-4 - Discussion
  • 3-5 - What items might you consider when looking for physical evidence in a hate crime? 
  • 3-6 - Interviews
  • 3-7 - Why might it be beneficial to reach out to community resources when investigating a hate crime? 

Reporting and Documentation

  • 4-1 - Intro 
  • 4-2 -Scenario
  • 4-3 - Why is it important to accurately document any slang, insulting, derogatory or other terms used during a hate crime?  
  • 4-4 - Discussion
  • 4-5 - What other information needs to be documented in a hate crime, as opposed to other criminal violations?
  • 4-6 - Interviews
  • 4-7- Why might it be important to document a hate incident even when it doesn’t rise to the level of a criminal act?   And if it is important, what methods can be used to document these incidents? 

Outreach and the Community

  • 5-1 - Intro 
  • 5-2 - Scenario
  • 5-3 - When unsure of the title or term you should use to refer to a victim (or suspect) what are some ways to establish rapport when determining this? 
  • 5-4 - Discussion
  • 5-5 - What are some benefits to an agency when officers reach out to and build relationships with community organizations or groups? 
  • 5-6 - Interviews
  • 5-7 - When entering an unfamiliar meeting hall or place of worship, what are some ways to build rapport with those community members? 

Final Thoughts

Human Trafficking Identify Respond

Overview

What is Human Trafficking?

Identification & Indicators

  • 2-1 - Intro
  • 2-2 - Scenario
  • 2-3 - What questions would you ask the female?
  • 2-4 - Discussion
  • 2-5 - What are some methods you could use to determine if the female is a juvenile?
  • 2-6 - Interviews
  • 2-7 - Describe methods you could use to determine if a person is a victim of international human trafficking.

Victimology

First Contact

Preliminary Investigation

Resources

Final Thoughts

Marijuana Initiative

Overview

Possession & Use

  • 1-1 - Intro 
  • 1-2 - Scenario
  • 1-3 - When is it legal to smoke marijuana in a public place?
  • 1-4 - Discussion
  • 1-5 - What amount of marijuana may a person under the age of 18 legally possess in public?
  • 1-6 - Interviews
  • 1-7 - If a person is found to be smoking and in possession of marijuana in a public place, what are your considerations regarding seizure of the marijuana as evidence?

Adult Use Cultivation

  • 2-1 - Intro
  • 2-2 - Scenario
  • 2-3 - How much marijuana, if any, may be cultivated in the backyard of a pricate residence?
  • 2-4 - Discussion
  • 2-5 - How does your department policy and/or your district attorney’s office describe a “locked and safe storage area” for storing the yield from private recreational cultivation?
  • 2-6 - Interviews
  • 2-7 - What are potential considerations for recreational cultivation if there are also children residing at the home?

Search & Seizure

  • 3-1 - Intro
  • 3-2 - Scenario
  • 3-3 - What are your department policies and/or advice from your local district attorney’s office regarding searching a vehicle from which you can smell a very strong odor of marijuana?
  • 3-4 - Discussion
  • 3-5 - Why might it be beneficial to ask for consent to search a vehicle even when another legal cause to search that vehicle also exists?
  • 3-6 - Interviews
  • 3-7 - What are some questions you might ask someone who is in possession of marijuana and claims to be a caregiver delivering medicine?

Interview & Investigation

  • 4-1 - Intro 
  • 4-2 -Scenario
  • 4-3 - If a person claims to be cultivating marijuana for their own medicinal purposes, how much may they legally cultivate?
  • 4-4 - Discussion
  • 4-5 - Why is it important for an officer to ask questions that probe the reasons and amount used by a patient who is cultivating their own medicinal marijuana?
  • 4-6 - Interviews
  • 4-7- What are some of the questions you might ask when determining if someone is lawfully cultivating their own marijuana for medicinal purposes?

Impaired Driving

  • 5-1 - Intro 
  • 5-2 - Scenario
  • 5-3 - If an officer witnessed what he or she felt was impaired driving, how might marijuana impairment cause different reactions to standard field sobriety tests than would alcohol impairment?
  • 5-4 - Discussion
  • 5-5 - What are some of the examples of observations or evidence an officer might discover during a marijuana impaired driving investigation?
  • 5-6 - Interviews
  • 5-7 - What are some examples of training courses in your area that might improve your abilities to investigate marijuana-impaired driving?

Final Thoughts

Mental Health Update

Overview

Encountering Mental Illness

Approach and De-Escalation

Calls - Potential Suicide

Potential Outcomes

Legal Aspects

Final Thoughts

Officer In Charge

Overview

Who is in Charge?

  • 1-1 - Intro 
  • 1-2 - Scenario
  • 1-3 - What are some of the things an officer can do at a scene to establish that they are in charge of that scene?
  • 1-4 - Discussion
  • 1-5 - What is your department policy or protocol for establishing who is in charge at a scene?
  • 1-6 - Interviews
  • 1-7 - What can happen at a scene when there is little or no supervision, when no one takes charge?

Expectations

  • 2-1 - Intro
  • 2-2 - Scenario
  • 2-3 - How might taking charge at a scene mitigate risk management issues?
  • 2-4 - Discussion
  • 2-5 - What are some of the things that can be learned during a debrief of a critical incident?
  • 2-6 - Interviews
  • 2-7 - What is your department protocol for transferring supervision of a scene from one person to another?

Basic Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

  • 3-1 - Intro
  • 3-2 - Scenario
  • 3-3 - What skills, knowledge or attributes do you believe a sergeant or command officer would look for in an officer in charge?
  • 3-4 - Discussion
  • 3-5 - What are some of the most effective skills, knowledge and attributes you have seen from leaders within your own organization?
  • 3-6 - Interviews
  • 3-7 - In what ways might asking questions and seeking assistance help increase the basic knowledge and skills of an officer or deputy preparing for an officer in charge assignment?

Preparation

  • 4-1 - Intro 
  • 4-2 -Scenario
  • 4-3 - Without providing a name, what are some examples of how leaders within your agency have helped to prepare subordinates for officer in charge positions?
  • 4-4 - Discussion
  • 4-5 - What are some examples of ways you can prepare for an officer in charge assignment at your own agency?
  • 4-6 - Interviews
  • 4-7- If you were a supervisor (or are a supervisor) what things might you do to encourage or develop an officer or deputy into a position as an officer in charge?

Leadership

  • 5-1 - Intro 
  • 5-2 - Scenario
  • 5-3 - If you were selected as an officer in charge, what are some ways you would provide encouragement to your team in a critical or priority type situation?
  • 5-4 - Discussion
  • 5-5 - What are some examples of self-reflection you have done or have seen done where you or someone in a supervisory role stepped back to ensure nothing had been overlooked?
  • 5-6 - Interviews
  • 5-7 - As a leader, what are some positive effects from simply standing back and observing the work of others and then offering encouragement when appropriate?

Communication & Relationship Building

  • 6-1 - Intro 
  • 6-2 - Scenario
  • 6-3 - What is your department policy or procedure regarding being interviewed by a media representative?
  • 6-4 - Discussion
  • 6-5 - What is your department policy or procedure for notifications from an officer in charge to the next level supervisor?
  • 5-6 - Interviews
  • 5-7 - Why is it important to have strong relationships in place with co-workers before being selected as an officer in charge?

Final Thoughts

Surviving Deadly Assaults 2014

Overview

Preparation

The Dorner Incident

Post-Incident

  • 3-1 - Intro
  • 3-2 - Scenario
  • 3-3 - Describe your agency process for officers who have been in an officer involved shooting.
  • 3-4 - Discussion
  • 3-5 - In addition to preparing for an incident, what can you do to prepare yourself for after the incident?
  • 3-6 - Interviews
  • 3-7 - What support services are available at your agency, and how do you access them?

Recovery

Life Assessment

  • 5-1 - Intro 
  • 5-2 - Scenario
  • 5-3 - How do you evaluate what is best for you after a critical incident?
  • 5-4 - Discussion
  • 5-5 - If you could not return to this job, what is your backup plan?
  • 5-6 - Interviews
  • 5-7 - What can we do as individuals and as an agency to support someone who decides to change careers?

Final Thoughts

Use of Force: Totality of the Circumstances

Overview

Legal Standards

  • 1-1 - Intro 
  • 1-2 - Scenario
  • 1-3 - What factors can you cite in this scenario that justify a detention of the suspect?
  • 1-4 - Discussion
  • 1-5 - Explain why you would or why you would not pursue this suspect.
  • 1-6 - Interviews
  • 1-7 - Describe the importance of the "platform" in a police report documenting a use of force incident.

Resistance & Force Options

  • 2-1 - Intro
  • 2-2 - Scenario
    • Followup Text - End of part 1, Pause for discussion. Part 2 to follow
    • Followup Video
  • 2-3 - How does the physical size disparity and gender difference influence the force options that are available to you?
  • 2-4 - Discussion
  • 2-5 - What does your policy say about what force options you can use and when?
  • 2-6 - Interviews
  • 2-7 - Identify and describe the three levels of force.

Totaling Up the Force Equation

  • 3-1 - Intro
  • 3-2 - Scenario
  • 3-3 - Describe the totality of the circumstances based on the scenario you just watched.
  • 3-4 - Discussion
  • 3-5 - Describe and explain your understanding of the Graham factors. 
  • 3-6 - Interviews
  • 3-7 - What reference is made to the Graham factors in your department use of force policy? 

Make a Good Movie

  • 4-1 - Intro 
  • 4-2 -Scenario
  • 4-3 - What is your department policy regarding citizens video recording your activities?  
  • 4-4 - Discussion
  • 4-5 - Describe your understanding of "Make a Good Movie" 
  • 4-6 - Interviews
  • 4-7- Why might it be important to document a hate incident even when it doesn’t rise to the level of a criminal act?   And if it is important, what methods can be used to document these incidents? 

Telling Your Story for the First Time

  • 5-1 - Intro 
  • 5-2 - Scenario
  • 5-3 - How does the "Force Equation" relate to writing a report that documents a use of force incident? 
  • 5-4 - Discussion
  • 5-5 - What are some of the reasons to be as thorough as possible in documenting all details of a use of force incident?
  • 5-6 - Interviews
  • 5-7 - How does the statement, "You only get one chance to tell your story for the first time," relate to any testimony you will later give?

Final Thoughts