The history of the use-of-force continuum can be traced back to the mid-1970s when Professor Gregory Connor created the first “force continuum” as an instructional aide, designed to assist criminal justice trainers throughout the country. Years of research, training, and instruction have led to significant concerns that the use-of-force continuum may cause the unintended result of an increase in the use of force by officers attempting to follow the stair-stepping application of a continuum rather than rely on a decision-making process.
As we understand, no two situations are the same, nor are any two officers. In a potentially threatening situation, an officer will quickly tailor a response and apply force, if necessary. Situational awareness is essential, and officers are trained to judge when a crisis requires the use of force to regain control of a situation. In most cases, time becomes the key variable in determining when an officer chooses to use force.
This course brings together components of behavioral performance capability, mental preparedness, verbal defense, less-than-lethal options, situational awareness, and reality application scenarios.
Who Should Attend: Law Enforcement, Public Safety, First Responders, Security Professionals, and Executive Protection Agents.
Due to our commitment to instructors, materials, and other students, the following refund policy applies:
- A 100% refund or credit of your registration fee will be issued if an event is canceled by the Academy
- A 100% refund or credit will be issued if you cancel your registration more than 72 hours prior to the event start time. You may contact the Academy to cancel your registration
- A 50% refund will be issued if you cancel your registration within 24-72 hours before the event start time.
- No refunds will be issued within 24 hours prior to the start of an event or after an event has started, regardless of attendance.