Duty to Intervene: Legal Obligations & Training Solutions

Presented by Scott Wood, Attorney at Law and Lt. Jim Glennon
This CalibrePLUS program is 3-hours and delivered live-online via Webex©

This course is also available On-Demand for an Agency to Rent for 30-Days.

For information please click the information box under the course list or contact [email protected]
  • Oct 27, 2021
Live Online Register

“Thank you for addressing this all important issue. I appreciated the importance of policy, procedure and most of all  acceptance of the duty to intervene when it is direct at you.  As a profession, we need to do more to implement better policies for duty to intervene. This provides good additional frame work to make that happen.”       Lt. Munford – Michigan  State Police

“Excellent training. Would be very beneficially for line supervisors and command staff.”

Senior Officer Carpenter – Raleigh Police Department, NC

“Excellent Course.A very important topic that was very well delivered Thank you!

Sgt. Germano – Federal Reserve Police  Boston, MA


  • Oct 27, 2021
Live Online Register



Course Description

This 3-hour  online training course is delivered via Webex© and available to your agency for 30-Day Rental

For information please contact [email protected]

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 Calibre’s Lt. Jim Glennon and Attorney Scott Wood, both experts in the field of law enforcement and the legality of intervention.  Jim and Scott 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