Duty to Intervene and Post Custody Care

The Criminal Justice Institute will soon be offering Duty to Intervene & Post Custody Care in locations around the State.

In addition, we’ll be offering an exciting opportunity with our newly developed course Duty to Intervene & Post Custody Care Train-the-Trainer, which will allow law enforcement the opportunity to continue delivering this program to all of the officers within their respective agencies.


Duty to Intervene & Post Custody Care
Recent images seen in the media have sparked citizens to be concerned with an officer’s duty to intervene.  Due to this concern, agencies are developing policies and implementing new procedures to help alleviate potential issues with intervention and post custody care. With this 4-hour training, officers will learn the focus of such policies should describe when an officer should intervene, if improper force is being used, and how these incidents should be reported and documented.  Post custody care procedures will also be discussed to ensure officers are trained to recognize the need for medical attention by proper personnel, with minimal delay if needed.

At the conclusion of this class, officers will be able to:
– Articulate the reasons an officer has the duty to intervene per agency policy
– Describe officer and supervisor responsibilities arising from an intervention
– Define and describe the differences in the terms “respiration” and “phonation”
– List the symptoms of respiratory distress
– Describe three positions to reduce shortness of breath
– Discuss case law concerning duty to intervene
– Discuss points on how to mitigate dangers encountered during post custody care


Criminal Justice Institute: September 21
Jonesboro Police Department: November 9

Magnolia Police Department: December 14

Registration for these trainings is available online.


NEW! Duty to Intervene & Post Custody Care-Train the Trainer
For agencies that would like to provide this training to all of the officers within their agencies, CJI has developed this new program to help prepare officers teach a suitable delivery of the information given in the Duty to Intervene & Post Custody Care training. Those who attend this train-the-trainer class must be certified law enforcement instructors.

This training will be held at the Criminal Justice Institute on September 21.