Use of Force

COURSE FEE: $50.00


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Law enforcement officers are sworn to uphold the law and must attempt to apprehend those who violate it. Officers are required, however, to use only that amount of force that is reasonably necessary to make the apprehension. When excessive force is used, the officer, as well as the agency, may be held both criminally and civilly liable. Discussion in this course will focus on case law and legislation which defines the amount of force that is lawfully available to officers in attempted arrest/seizure cases as well as what the courts have defined as excessive force. Use of force and excessive force will also be considered in the context of high-speed pursuit cases. The officer will be shown methods for improving his or her performance in the courtroom. Case scenarios involving the use of force, deadly force, and high-speed pursuits will be used for class discussion. This course is designed for all certified law enforcement officers.

Instructor: David Sachar is the Executive Director at the Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission in Little Rock, Arkansas.  His past experiences include working as a litigation attorney with Wiles & McHugh, P.A., serving as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, and a Division Chief at the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  Sachar graduated from Rose Bud High School, Harding University and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law.

TARGET AUDIENCE: All levels of law enforcement officers and supervisors.


PAYMENT OPTIONS: Check, Purchase Order or Credit Card.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Kimberly Hendricks: at 501-570-8041 or Janet Harris-George: at 501-570-8078.
Toll free: 1-800-635-6310.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Registrants must fax a signed and dated verification letter on agency letterhead within five days of submission of the registration request form to 501-570-1465 which includes the following statement:  This letter will verify that I, (name of registrant), am an employee of (agency name), located at (address) and have registered for (name of class) on (date).


June 19, 2015
Hot Springs Police Department
Hot Springs, AR

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