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Police Trainers Offer Unique Approach for Media to Learn About Realities in Use-of-Force Incidents
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Note: REGISTRATION DEADLINE is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, at 3:00 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity for media representatives new to Oregon or who cover public safety topics.  Mandatory registration is required to attend.  To register, contact:
Carolyn Kendrick
(503) 378-2358
Interested in learning more about and getting a glimpse into what the realities are that police officers face in use-of-force incidents?
Oregon public safety representatives and trainers are offering a day-long unique, innovative opportunity for media representatives to experience what happens when police officers are faced with, and involved in, use-of-force incidents. This one-day free crash course training is offered only to Oregon media representatives interested in better understanding what happens during and after these incidents. Advance registration is required for the training that will be held Tuesday, March 2nd, at the Oregon Public Safety Academy located at 4190 Aumsville Highway in Salem involving representatives from:
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
  • Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Oregon State Sheriff's Association
  • Oregon State Police
Strict ground rules have been established for those who attend:
1) The training will start promptly at 8:00 a.m. and conclude about 5:00 p.m. All attendees must agree to stay for the whole day and cannot just come for an hour or two and leave.
2) Attendees must be prepared to participate in the training scenarios and be dressed appropriately and casually so they can participate.
3) All questions must be held for the end of the day when representatives from the above organizations and agencies will be available to answer questions. Trainers and presenters will not answer questions regarding currently active or past Oregon cases involving the use of force. General questions about the law, tactics or training will be answered.
4) Photographers and videographers will be allowed to accompany attendees and may film any portion of the training. They must agree not to photograph any students currently on campus going through training.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - In classroom briefing on use-of-force law
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Presentation on physiology prior to and during use-of-force events.
10:30 a.m. - Groups will be split into two smaller groups for use-of-force exercises. Hands-on training will be provided at the Skills Building for simulation exercises and the Scenario Village for live hands-on scenarios.
12 noon - Attendees can have lunch at their own expense in the training center cafeteria.
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - The two groups will switch locations for continued exercise training.
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Department of Justice will give a briefing on Senate Bill 111 regarding the investigation of police deadly force incidents.
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Q&A period with representatives from the above listed agencies and organizations.