4 hr. am Use of Force Decision Making Firearms Simulator

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Capacity: 8 - Available: 4
Date: Tuesday, December 07, 2021
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 01, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Sauk Valley Community College-Fire Service Building
173 IL. Route 2
Dixon, IL 61021
Instructor: David Pilgrim, Rock Falls Police Department

Members' Fee: $0
Sworn Non-Members' Fee: $50
Non-Members' Fee: $50


Limit of 8 Students per Session

Course Content: Using the state-of-the-art Use of Force simulator located at Sauk Valley Community College students will be exposed to training on the following topics. 

            -          Use of force decision making and application

-          Applicable case law concerning officer’s use of force

-          Use of force documentation and report writing strategies

The simulator offers the opportunity for officers to react to scenarios using verbal commands and officer presence, OC spray, Taser, and firearms.  Officers will be exposed to multiple scenarios through the course of the class and will have the opportunity to watch other officers handle scenarios and be able to offer input on tactics.  This is a very interactive training environment.  Upon completion of a scenario officers may be asked to provide a brief narrative about what happened in order to address potential areas of improvement in their use of force documentation.

The Police and Community Relations Improvement Act took effect January 1, 2016 and provides minimum in-service training requirements. Every permanent police officer must satisfactorily complete Use of Force training, which shall include scenario based, or similar training on an annual basis.


Officers are required to bring duty belts, but NO FIREARMS, AMMUNITION, OC or TASERS will be allowed in the classroom.  There is a limit of 8 students per session.

The course takes place in the fire science building on the south-west section of the campus.  See the attached campus map.