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Seminar Title:  
Use Of Force

DATES:  8/24/2020 through 8/27/2020

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Multiple Instructors

LOCATION:  Weatherford College - 225 College Park Dr, Wetherford, TX  76086

HOTEL:  La Quinta by Windham - Weatherford, TX  1-718-832-4747

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $525.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Mark Kollar currently serves as a special agent supervisor for a state-level criminal investigative agency. In that capacity, he commands the Major Crimes Division, Special Investigations Unit for one-quarter of the state. The special agents he supervises conduct high-profile criminal investigations including: officer-involved shootings, homicides, serial crimes, public official corruption, sexual assaults, and large-scale financial crimes. In his over 25 year law enforcement career, he has served in multiple capacities to include: patrol, narcotics, crime scene, detective bureau, and in various supervisory roles. He has an associate degree from Hocking College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Ohio University. Additionally, he is an author who has written several books and is a regular contributor to PoliceOne and other law enforcement publications.

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission has awarded Mark the designations of “Master Criminal Investigator” and “Master Evidence Technician” based upon the successful completion of specialized courses of study in those areas. He has additionally received multiple commendations and honors for the cases he has been involved with, including the Ohio Attorney General’s Distinguished Law Enforcement Group Achievement Award on multiple occasions. He has lectured extensively to audiences from 8 countries in the areas of officer-involved shooting and homicide investigation, public corruption, and other topics such as “Management of Multi-Fatality Crimes Scenes” during a FBI National Academy Associates retrainer.  

  Mark is married with two daughters, both currently in college. He is a licensed private airplane pilot and enjoys alpine mountaineering, running, skiing, and woodworking (primarily making fountain pens). In addition to his primary career, he also owns two small businesses and is in the process of completing his third book.

Shaun Santos,Attorney
Sgt. Santos has been a law enforcement officer for 20 years, with over 15 years experience as a Narcotics Detective. He has extensive experience working with the Drug Enforcement Administration conducting electronic surveillance investigations in to the Drug Trafficking Organizations. Shaun is currently assigned to the DEA’s Financial Investigations Team (FIT), anti-money laundering group, responsible for conducting large international money laundering investigations. He has experience with foreign and domestic money pick-ups, international bank wire transfers, familiarity with Black Market Peso Exchange, and Attorney General Exempt Operations (AGEO), allowing for the laundering of drug proceeds in furtherance of narcotics investigations. Shaun has received his Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA; Masters Degree from Anna Maria College; and Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School.

Pre-Payment is not required to register or attend IN-PERSON seminars. Pre-payment is required for WEBINARS and ONLINE COURSES.


Course Objectives

Course Overview

The opening hour will be an overview of the class, a general explanation of each block of instruction and the learning objectives for each block.  Additionally, any current high profile incident(s) will be profiled.

The program includes coverage of the following areas:

Definitions of Force:
Several of the more commonly accepted definitions of force will     be provided along with an interactive discussion and explanation of each.    

Policy and Law:
Generic policies regarding use of force and reporting use of force will be reviewed.  An explanation of applicable state  and     federal laws and the implications they present in the police use of force.

The Dynamics of Fear:
An examination of fear and its influence during critical situations and how the perception of danger (fear) affects our emotions and responses.

Use of Force Tactics:
An explanation and discussion of various methods used to subdue and control unruly or uncooperative suspects.

Non-Deadly Weaponry:
The class will be lectured on the situational use of non-deadly weapons such as batons, asp, O.C. spray and the pros and cons of each weapon.    

The Progression of Force:
The class will be introduced to several use of force continuums and alternatives to the use of force.

Reporting Use of Force:
The class will be lectured in the reporting, documentation, investigation and follow-up of police use of force incidents. Emphasis will be placed on providing management with an accurate description of the totality of the circumstances.

Collection of Evidence:
The class will be lectured on the importance of gathering evidence critical to the use of force investigation such as clothing, photographs etc;addition discussion will focus on the the impact such evidence plays in management’s scrutiny and public disclosure of such incidents.

Ethics in the Use of Force:
The participants will be lectured in the legal, ethical and moral aspects and consequences of the use of force and the higher standard of conduct required of those in law enforcement.

Review and Final Comments

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