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PSTA Police Officer Use of Force Handcuffs

Use of Force

Accountability Workshop

A Guide for Mastering Use of Force Investigations 

Use of Force
Accountability Workshop 

At Sebring, Florida
June 3rd - 4th of 2024


Registration Form 

Information Below Will Be Used For Invoice 

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You will receive a confirmation e-mail from PSTA once registration is submitted. An official invoice will be forwarded to the student and the department upon PSTA's review. 

*Payment instructions, venue, and hotel details will be included in the invoice. 

Target Audience:

This course is designed for:

  • Correctional Officers/Supervisors

  • Jail Commanders

  • Front Line Supervisors

  • Middle Management

  • Force Investigators

  • Compliance Supervisors

Training Location: 

South Florida State College

Criminal Justice Academy 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825


Holiday Inn Express Suites

4389 Keiber Blvd, Sebring, FL 33870

Reservations (863) 386-1115

Course Objectives:

Module I:

Factors Related to Use of Force – The student will be exposed to critical core concepts that influence use of force training, tactics, and documentation.


Objective Items:

•          Impact of stress on function, memory, and perception

•          Influence factors of reaction and decision making

•          Principles of effective use of force documentation


Module II:

Use of Force Case Reviews – The student will be exposed to key factors to consider when reviewing and investigating officer use of force incidents.


Objective Items:

•          Guiding principles of effective use of force reviews

•          Effective case review strategies that influence policy

•          Key technology data facts to review and document in use of force investigations


Module III:

Management Responsibilities – The student will be exposed to established best practices, standards, and review of common legal considerations related to use of force incidents.


Objective Items:

•          Review and documentation of use of force case reports

•          Pertinent and trending legal considerations for a use of force documentation and investigations

•          Overview of professional standards


George A. Perez 

Instructor Background: 

George A. Perez, is an active law enforcement executive within the eight largest police agency in the country. He has served the community of Miami-Dade, Florida for over 23 years as a police professional. George has risen through the ranks of his department and has worked and commanded the Internal Affairs unit which consists of administrative, criminal and public corruption sections. His experiences have also included overseeing compliance for critical sections such as the training institute, employee wellness, cyber investigations sections as well as jail/police accountability operations. George is also routinely requested to teach and consult on matters of internal affairs investigations, discipline and accountability, criminal investigations, supervision and management, and leadership in the State of Florida as well as in other regions in the United States.


He possesses a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management and enjoys a robust professional and practical background in law enforcement management and criminal investigations. His knowledge and experience is derived from assignments, which have included police services, general and major crimes investigations such as Person and Property investigations, Internal Affairs, Robbery, Homicide, and corrections, and executive leadership training programs.


George is a bilingual instructor that embraces a dynamic approach to instruction that includes student participation and critical thinking problem solving methods relative to today’s law enforcement professional. As an active law enforcement officer, George understands the operational realities and demands faced by today’s police and correctional facility professionals.

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