COURSE DESCRIPTION 

After a re-examination of the Constitutional standards, state standards and civil rights laws, the training, lecture and content will focus on managing confrontations, interpretations of video based evidence events, and the writing the use of force reports. Attendees will be provided with incident that have occurred across the United States to include the most recently settled case, filed cases, media cases, and seminal cases. Attendees will be provided with examples on how to communicate with supervisors, and managers on how to handle use of force incidents to ensure that incident is completely investigated, document, and reviewed to protect those involved as well as the agency. Attendees will also be provided with examples on how to modify polices, and training to ensure that they can mitigate any potential civil litigation. 

Through lecture, video instruction and exercises, attendees will learn the importance of drafting use of force reports under the proper constitutional and case law standards. Attendees will review videos of use of force incidents and prepare reports interpreting the events.

Dates: Sept 15th - 17th

Location: Cabelas Store- Rogers, Minnesota

Cost- Before July 15th $340

Cost - After July 15th- $395

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Faculty

Deputy Chief Tim Janowick

Tim Janowick, the founder of Integritas Consulting and Research Group, has served as a law enforcement officer two decades.  During his career, Mr. Janowick served as an evidence technician, technical accident investigator, youth officer, and trainer in the use of force, defensive tactics, handcuffing, and intermediary weapons including pepper spray, PepperBall, electronic control devices (TASER and Stinger), and batons.

As the Deputy Chief of Police of the Field Operations Division with the Mount Prospect Police Department, Mr. Janowick currently oversees the operations of the Patrol and Investigations Section of the department managing 75 sworn and 7 civilian personnel.

Mr. Janowick has served as a use of force expert witness and expert consultant in federal court cases filed in Illinois and Michigan.  He is a contributing author to Brian Willis’ anthology, "If I Knew Then... Life Lessons from Cops

Attorney Mike Brave

Michael Brave is the President of LAAW International, LLC., and the former President of the International Force Institute, Inc. Mike serves as the National/International Litigation Counsel for TASER International, Inc. (as well as a certified Master TASER® Instructor and Legal Advisor to the TASER Training Board and the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board). His experience includes involvement in a wide-range of comprehensive law enforcement and private security risk/liability and litigation management services including: training programs, policy development and review, liability/risk assessments, training appraisals, department audits, post critical incident analysis, etc. He has served as a litigation consultant and an expert witness in state and federal civil rights issues, including; sudden unforeseeable and unexpected death; positional asphyxia; restraint; handcuffing; law enforcement policy, training, supervision, discipline, retention, and termination; use of force (including deadly force, personal weapons, threat analysis, batons, pepper spray, electronic restraint, physical restraint, neck restraint, defensive tactics, etc.); vehicle operations (including pursuits, vehicle related deadly force, road blocks, emergency operations, occupant restraint, parking); canines; jail issues (including suicides); failure to protect; failure to provide medical care, failure to act; etc.

 

Dr. Matt Stiehm

Dr. Matt Stiehm was born and raised in Minnesota. He received an Educational Doctorate from Argosy University, where the focus of his research was campus safety and security. He has a Masters Degree of Criminal Justice from Central Missouri State University, with his final paper which focused on the investigation of child abuse and finally a Bachelors of Science from Wayne State College, Nebraska. He has served as a police officer in three states (CA, MN and NE), he keeps current on law enforcement trends.  He currently is a member of ILEETA, MN Infragard, FBI LEEDS, an Associate Member of the IACP, Support Member of the MN Chiefs Association, the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, and recently Police Executive Research Forum Subscribing Member.

 Lt. Dave Crisler

David Crisler Jr. is a Lieutenant with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is an adjunct instructor with the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy as well as his agencies training academy.  He teaches nationally as well and has been an instructor and speaker at several law enforcement and leadership conference across the United States.  You can reach David at david.crisler.jr@gmail.com

 

Sgt. Thomas Dworak

Tom Dworak, Sergeant Wilmette Police Department, IL. The instructor for this course of study is Sgt. Thomas Dworak. Sgt. Dworak is a 30 year veteran of the Wilmette (IL) Police epartment and serves as the Field Training and Evaluation Program Coordinator and Lead Defensive Tactics/Use of Force Instructor. Sgt. Dworak serves as an instructor for the North East Multi Regional Training MTU#3, the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy, Northwestern University Center for Public Safety and has been a guest lecturer for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Sgt. Dworak is an Instructor Trainer in the PPCT Defensive Tactics and Spontaneous Knife Defense Systems and a Force Science Certified Use of Force Analyst.

  

Monday, September 15

Summit Overview

Application of Force Standards

•Tennessee v Garner

•Graham v Connor

• Minnesota statutes

Use of Force in Jail Operations

Electronic Control Devices

• Policy Development

• Training Considerations

• Applications of the devices

• Best practices

• Latest case law review

Tuesday, September 16

Investigation & Management of

Force Incidents

• The Three Concurrent

Investigations

• Human performance/capacity

considerations - the reality and

implications of science

• Memory construction

• Cognitive Interview

• Vision and perception

• Physiological factors

• Effects of science on force

investigations

• Investigation of force incidents

in the small police agency

• Employee rights

Reporting and Accountability in

Use of Force Incidents

• How to develop effective

reports to fully document the

incident

• Who should write use of force

reports? When? How much?

• Developing effective reports for

risk management, litigation

defense, and agency review

• Supervisory responsibilities

Wednesday, September 17

Keeping Your Agency Current

• Where to research?

• Qualitative designs

• Quantitative designs

• Program evaluations

Training Development and Best

Practices

• Teaching through the

Constitution Using Garner and

Graham

• Risk Management Techniques

and Tools

• Developing Training

• Establishing agency

standards

• Lesson planning

• Scenario and practical

exercise development

• Systems and review

• Retention and public

records

Policy Development and Review

• How to develop effective

policies to guide personnel

• Using model policies and best

practices as development tools

• The debate on force

continuums - Should they

continue?

Use of Force Experts

What is an expert?

Rule 26

Developing yourself as an

expert