Use of Force Analysis for Law Enforcement Managers

8 hours • $299/student

Instructors: Jason Louis and David Bautista

CA POST CCN #1345-21179

The authority to use force carries with it a tremendous amount of liability for officers and agencies. Getting it wrong can lead to lawsuits, riots and calls for changes in agency leadership. Yet, when most officers promote into management, they receive little to no use of force training, especially regarding the evaluation of these incidents for compliance with agency policy and training standards. This class bridges that gap.

Designed specifically for lieutenants, captains and commanders, students will leave this course with an advanced understanding of how to evaluate use of force incidents and implement policies designed to reduce use of force liability based on recent case opinions. Regardless of their current level of use of force knowledge, students will leave this course with an advanced understanding of modern use of force law and a structured process that will allow them to confidently evaluate use of force incidents and address any issues that are identified.

This course will teach you how to:


  • Confidently evaluate common use of force incidents like Taser deployments, takedowns and wrist locks for policy and training compliance
  • Introduce a structured system for evaluating and reducing use of force incidents to your agency
  • Reduce liability and protect your officers by implementing policies based on recent case decisions
This course is focused on providing law enforcement managers with an advanced understanding of use of force analysis, regardless of their current state of knowledge. Through the use of contemporary case analysis and scenarios, students will leave with confidence in identifying use of force issues and reducing use of force liability within their agency.

Your Instructors

Jason Louis

Jason Louis

Jason Louis is the CEO of The Briefing Room and an active-duty patrol sergeant with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. He has instructed Use of Force and Defensive Tactics classes for most of his 23-year career and currently oversees his agency’s use of force cadre and the curriculum for their regional training center. Jason is a certified Force Science Analyst, Enhanced Force Investigations Strategies Specialist, a sitting member on his agency’s use of force review board, and an expert in contemporary use of force law.

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David Bautista

David Bautista

David Bautista is an active-duty Lieutenant with the San Diego Police Department in California. He has over 29 years of experience including working in the Patrol Division, Training Division and SWAT. David understands the policy, training, and personnel issues that come along with evaluating uses of force. 

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Upcoming Presentations:

Use of Force Analysis for Law Enforcement Managers

May 31Dublin, CA

Sep 17Anaheim, CA

Oct 1Modesto, CA

Quick Facts

Target Audience:

Sworn law enforcement managers and command staff

Course Length:

8 hours (1 day)

Course Certifications:

California POST Certification Pending. Need certification for your state?
All of our courses are California POST certified because we are based in California. However, we present courses all over the United States and we’re happy to work with you to obtain certification in your particular state.




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