Use of Force/Liability/Litigation – Breaching the Minefield – Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office
5200 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
8:00am – 5:00pm
Course Control Number
POST Plan IV, 9100-21179-17-002
Don’t play the probability game – a high-profile use of force incident could happen to your agency. Be prepared.
The Legal Implications of Use of Force reviews recent court cases covering use of force, utilizes video to fully understand use of force situations and walks you through a use of force incident from field training to the court room.
– The necessity of contact drills both in the street and in the courtroom.
– How to navigate the civil and criminal trail process.
– The process of a use of force investigation in a custody setting.
– Proper responses for both management and officers after a major incident.
– How to testify about a use of force encounter.
– How to write about a use of force encounter.
– How to analyze your defensive tactics for effectiveness.
– and much more…
David Demurjian has a twenty-eight year history of advising, defending and trying “use of force” cases on behalf of law enforcement personnel throughout the country. He has tried and consulted on this type of case in three major jurisdictions: New York, California and Massachusetts. Aside from his legal experience, he is also an instructor of defensive tactics and use of force policies for both state and federal law enforcement agencies. For almost 18 years, he has been a member of a large law enforcement agency in southern California where he is a certified use of force instructor. He is a graduate of New York University and Fordham University School of Law and is a member of the California, New York, and Massachusetts State Bars.
Who Should Attend:
Anyone who is a sworn member of law enforcement – from supervisor to patrol.
This class has available seating. Please click the Register Now link at the top of this page.
Registration Fee: $112.00
The easiest way to register a group of individuals is using our online system. To choose group registration, click the registration link at the top of this page. Login to our system or create an account. Then, on the registration page, click the second blue button indicating group registration for your agency. On the following screen, click the green button that says “Register an Attendee” and search for attendees you wish to register. Follow the prompts to complete the registration process.
All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $15 administrative fee.
There will be no refund for cancellations received 15 days or less prior to the start date of the course. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.
CPOA encourages you to make a substitution if a student cannot attend the course; substitutions will be accepted prior to the course in writing and on-site.
CPOA will not register anyone for a class unless payment has been received in full. If you are not able to provide payment with registration you may provide a credit card to hold the seat. However, all students must be paid in full 10 days prior to the class. If payment is not received and a card has been given to hold the seat, it will be charged.