Mandatory Training Use of Force Train-the-Trainer November


The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Police Officer Standards and Training Council's Field Services Training Division is providing a series of (1) one day "Train the Trainer" sessions on the POSTC Use of Force Training Program. The course will  be presented from 8:30am to 1:00pm on the following dates at the following locations:

Connecticut Police Academy 285 Preston Avenue Meriden, CT 06450:

  • Monday, November 1, 2021
  • Wednesday, November 3, 2021
  • Monday, November 8, 2021
  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
  • Monday, November 15, 2021
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021
  • Monday, November 22, 2021

Milford Police Academy 59 Devonshire Rd. Milford, CT 06460:

  • Tuesday, November 2, 2021
  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021
  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
  • Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The course breaks down the Model Policy in its entirety covering all components of the Policy and all the related legal, moral and ethical requirements/expectations as follows:

Current Climate & Recent History

The Legal Standard: Objective Reasonableness

Moral & Ethical Obligations Regarding the Use of Force

Duty to Intervene

Duty to Render Aid

Duty to Report

Prohibition Against Retaliation

Moral Courage

"Words Matter"

Illegal Use of Force & Legal Ramifications

Key Terms & Definitions Related to the Use of Force

De-escalation & Mitigation

Last Resort

Officer Created Jeopardy

Physical, Less Lethal & Deadly Use of Force

Necessary vs. Permissible: "I can, but do I have to?"

Prohibited Uses of Force (Restrictions)

Use of Firearms

Enrollment per session is limited to (35) students at the Connecticut Police Academy and (25) students at the Milford Police Academy.

Please complete the registration form located on our website at and forward it to the attention of Barbara Fullenwiley by email at or fax to (203) 238-6119 . It is anticipated that seats in each of the sessions listed above will fill rapidly. Enrollment is open; seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. Those registering should put down all available dates/locations that they can attend in the order of their preference. If you have any questions, please contact the Field Services Training Division at 203-427-2622.

Professional, business attire required.

DISCLAIMER:  The Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POST-C) makes every effort, within its ability and resources, to provide the highest quality, most relevant in-service training programs available at minimum cost to all Connecticut police officers and agencies.  However, POST-C does not provide legal advice, and does not endorse the accuracy or completeness of specific in-service training programs provided by each of its many contractors and training providers.  The materials and opinions of individual providers offered during the course of in-service training are those of the instructor alone, and do not necessarily represent the position of the Police Officer Standards and Training Council, the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, or the State of Connecticut.  Given the multitude of disparate factual scenarios with which law enforcement personnel are presented in the discharge of their official duties, students and sponsoring agencies are strongly advised and encouraged to seek the advice and counsel of their own legal advisors before implementing concepts or adopting specific measures discussed or recommended during in-service training sessions.