The ability of police officers to use force, and potentially take human life, is likely the most significant aspect of the profession. Police have a clear obligation to ensure force is being used appropriately, and in compliance with the criminal and constitutional law. But in the post-Floyd era, police must also recognize that force will receive unprecedented community attention, and that force discussions now go beyond legal analyses and involve meaningful community engagement.
This webinar will address:
- Fundamental concepts of objectively reasonable force
- Significant elements of community engagement
- Practical tips for engaging communities around use of force issues
The American Society of Evidence–Based Policing is a non-profit organization started by working police officers designed to drive the national conversation towards ensuring that the least harmful, most effective, fairest, and safest strategies are employed to prevent crime, reduce harm, and improve community wellness.