Tuesday, July 31, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CDT
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St.Paul Police-Richard Rowan Training Facility 
600 Lafayette Rd North
St. Paul, MN 55130

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Sergeant Mary Brodt 
St Paul Police Department's Professional Development Institute 

Decision Making: Foundation of Reasonable Force-July 31, 2018-External 

The St. Paul Police Professional Development Institute is proud to sponsor, Decision Making: Foundation of Reasonable Force.


 Few topics in law enforcement cause more public scrutiny than police use of force. This evidence based course examines the factors affecting decision making under stress and provides practical tools to make reasonable use of force decisions, while simultaneously increasing officer safety.  Through guided discussion, video analysis and case studies, participants will explore:

  • Current Use of Force Trends
  • Legal Foundations of Reasonable Force
  • The Science of Human Performance and Decision Making
  • Improving Decision Making Under Stress
  • CYA: Can You Articulate?
  • Surviving the Aftermath of a Force Incident

Instructor:  John Bostain:

Accomplished & goal-oriented law enforcement trainer and expert offering vast experience in police operations, use of force, and law enforcement training, having trained more than 15,000 officers nationally and internationally.  2012 Law Officer Magazine Trainer of the Year.  Member of several professional organizations, which include positions as Advisory Board member of multiple organizations.  Current Instructor for the DOJ Valor For Blue and Below 100 Officer Safety Programs

COST:  $180.00 per person

MN POST credits: 8