Law Enforcement Encounters: FLETC Physical Techniques Division Virtual Consortium

Virtual Conference
November 20, 2020

Law Enforcement Encounters: FLETC Physical Techniques Division Virtual Consortium

The inaugural Physical Techniques Division (PTD) virtual consortium is an arrangement of actual law enforcement encounters/happenstances coupled with peer reviewed research/scholarly knowledge.

Target audience: You are employed as a sworn law enforcement officer/agent with arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of federal, state, local, tribal or military criminal laws. Direct Law Enforcement Support Personnel (DLESP) who do not necessarily have authority to arrest, carry a firearm, or conduct searches with/without a warrant, investigators, analysts, human behavioral specialists and attorneys.

Participants will need to register for each individual session they wish to attend in this four-part consortium.

VO_PTD-2101SLTD, 17 Nov 2020--Control Tactics – This pillar explores some of the common questions in law enforcement control tactics training like: Do law enforcement academy students retain what they are trained? What is the balance between intensity and training objectives? What has been evolution of control tactics in the last 20 years and how has recent history pointed to further needs in control tactics training?

VO_PTD-2102SLTD, 18 Nov 2020--Physical Fitness – Questions and topics in this pillar include: How critical is fitness in law enforcement? Does an officer’s fitness level directly correlate to his/her use of force options? Can we definitively define what officer fitness should be? If so, what are the legal considerations?

VO_PTD-2103SLTD, 19 Nov 2020--Force Options – This pillar explores the topics of various intermediate weapons, their pros/cons, and questions like: When they are used, what should the focus of ECD v. firearm training be? Is there a fail to equip concern if departments do not require force options? Does the introduction/advancement of electronic control devices prompt officers to use them when their firearm is more appropriate?

VO_PTD-2104SLTD, 20 Nov 2020--Officer Resiliency – This pillar tries to answer questions in the following sub-categories”: How do officers cope after a significant event? What are the mental and emotional concerns afterwards? What is the best way to handle vicarious trauma…the exposure to traumatic events of other people? Are there best practices to best prevent injury or recover/rehabilitate quickly?