Duty to Intervene

Policy, Practice, Training & Buy-in

Course Overview

This is a 3-hour CalibrePLUS online training course delivered via Webex©

Though policies exist that require intervention when witnessing inappropriate force by fellow officers, confusion, fear and established cultures are just some of the obstacles at the root cause of noncompliance.  Those obstacles can destroy the lives of officers, departments and community.

This timely course examines those realities and dives into solutions that focus on creating an effective culture and establishing trusting relationships that will result in a willing compliance of these intervention policies.

This program is led by former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, Attorney Kenyen Brown and Calibre’s Lt. Jim Glennon, both experts in the field of law enforcement and the legality of intervention.  Kenyen and Jim will provide practical and powerful ‘best practices’ from policy considerations to training curriculum in an effort to produce a culture that supports and practices intervention at the critical moment it becomes necessary.

Issues to be addressed will include the following:

  • The Three Stages of Intervention: Pre-event, Early Event, Force Event
  • Involved Leadership: advice for fostering a departmental culture that inspires officer buy in
  • Legal Liability Issues: Individual, Supervisor, Department
  • Discipline or Training: Cultural Trust is Essential
  • Policy Ambiguity
  • How to Intervene
  • Active Bystander: No Officer is a Neutral Onlooker
  • Understanding the Nuances of Control and Force
  • Failing to Train in the Intervention Policy & Understanding Force
  • Thoroughly Reporting! Crucial advice for accurately reporting on an intervention event

Upcoming Seminars


*CalibrePlus Online Training

Deescalation, Intervention & Force Mitigation

Implicit Bias
Understanding Its Impact on Actions & Decisions

Legally Justified; But was it Avoidable?
The Crucial Question at the Core of Use of Force

Promotional Strategies for Female Officers
Expert Guidance on Becoming a Police Leader

Spotting Pre-Assault Indicators
This is not your average “body language” course.

Step-by-Step Strategies for Domestic Disturbance Response
Safely Navigating Every Phase of Domestic Dispute Response.

Tactical Communication for the Rookie Officer
Learning to Master Face-to-Face Contacts

Today’s Traffic Stop & Street Enforcement Tactics
Traffic Stops and Street Encounters

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