Law Enforcement Dog Encounters Virtual Pilot

September 15, 2020 to September 17, 2020
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Training Overview:

The virtual training provides law enforcement agencies and officers with the information, tools, and resources necessary to handle dog encounters, starting with prevention all the way through dealing with the aftermath of an unfortunate deadly dog encounter.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this course the students will observe, display, and be tested on the foundations of safe officer-dog interactions. They will be able to display through discussion and in-class exercises a basic understanding of normal and abnormal canine behavior as it applies to field interactions.

Agenda:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Functional Dog Behavior: Why Do Dogs Bite?
Module 3: Recognizing Signals

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Module 4: Mission, Purpose, and Strategy
Module 5: Situational Awareness
Module 6: Keys to a Safe Encounter
Module 7: Less- and Non-Lethal Tools

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Module 8: Potential Effects of the Use of Force and Keys to Control
Module 9: Use of Deadly Force
Module 10: Reasonableness
Module 11: Overview and Test