Our Police Seminar Catalog
Below is a list of all law enforcement seminars offered by Cutting Edge Training.
Our currently scheduled classes are listed separately.
Civil Liability Prevention/Mitigation Courses
Police Liability Seminars
This dynamic, fast-paced seminar is the course every police administrator wants, and every police officer needs. Officers routinely achieve proper conduct in the "tense, uncertain, and rapidly changing circumstances" of a force response event, but often fall down on the second half of the job--writing and articulating their proper conduct. This may be that single class that significantly lowers your civil liability exposure in a force response incident. Length: 8-hours
Do you lie awake at night wondering if your officers are going to get you sued? This course provides instantly applicable liability prevention and mitigation "best-practices" based on the latest proven risk management strategies. With the knowledge necessary to achieve proper conduct, along with tools to better supervise subordinate officers’ force responses, you can survive the legal, civil, and political aftermath of a force incident--and get a good night's sleep. Length: 8-hours
You are skilled in the first half of your job--responding with force to take a resisting subject into custody. But how about the second half--reporting and documenting your response to the suspect's threatening behavior? This course provide you with up-to-the-minute strategies and methods of liability prevention in an interesting and thought provoking classroom format. Length: 8-hours
This "Pursuit Decision-Making" course is unique. It not only provides you and your officers with the latest pursuit strategies and liability reduction practices, but also gives your officers a better understanding of the causes of what is the single largest accidental killer of police: collisions in a patrol car. This course assists in limiting both the liability of a pursuit, as well as the injuries and deaths caused by this necessary police activity. Length: 8-hours
Any level of force response by your officers carries with it the likelihood of media or community inquiry, and the possibility of either or both administrative actions against the officer or civil litigation. This course provides the training to clearly and objectively evaluate why your officer either met or did not meet the reasonable officer standard in any level of force response. A court-tested "Force Response Evaluation Formula" assists you in this vital task. Length: 4, 6, or 8-hours
When an officer is forced to shoot a suspect, he or she enters into a process that few officers really understand. This course protects your officer and agency by comprehensively detailing the entire process, from the moments before the shooting until the final civil appeal, and the standards of proof needed to navigate the system. Knowing the standard of proof at each level of the system provides administrative, criminal, and civil protection to your officers, supervisors, police managers, and command staff. Length: 8-hours
Investigating one of your own is tough. Especially when your officer was likely the cause of the collision. This course takes you step-by-step through the minefields of an Officer-Involved Collision Investigation. Length: 8-hours
There are few investigations that carry more grave consequences than that of the Officer-Involved Shooting. Competent inquiry into the circumstances and facts surrounding a police shooting is vital to maintain the integrity of the investigation, the trust of the public, and confidence of officers. This course provides cutting edge training on meeting high standards in your investigation of police shootings. Length: 8-hours
Corrections Force Seminars
Corrections Officers routinely achieve proper conduct in "tense, uncertain, and rapidly changing circumstances" in force response events. This course helps you understand the limits to force within a correctional setting, and the current standards of comprehensively reporting, as well as commonly neglected physical evidence necessary to prove your reasonable actions--all with a corrections focus. Length: 8-hours
Do you lie awake at night wondering if your corrections officers are going to get you sued? This course provides instantly applicable liability prevention and mitigation "best-practices" based on the latest proven risk management strategies within the correctional setting. It provides the knowledge required to achieve proper conduct, while providing the tools to better supervise subordinate officers’ force response. Survive the legal, civil, and political aftermath of a force incident. Length: 8-hours