Use of Force-Jeff Pavletic-Dixon

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Capacity: 20 - Available: 11
Date: Monday, February 22, 2021
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 22, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Dixon Police Department
220 S. Hennepin Avenue
Dixon, IL
Instructor: Jeff Pavletic, First Assistant State Attorney, Lake County IL

Members' Fee: $0
Sworn Non-Members' Fee: $85
Non-Members' Fee: $85

This course will inform and update Detectives, Patrol Officers, and Administration in current Use of Force Laws in Illinois.  The course examines the Concept of Probable Cause, Qualified Immunity, Garrity Issues, and the Illinois Uniform Peace Officers Disciplinary Act.

The following Illinois Use of Force Statutes will also be discussed:

720 ILCS 5/7-1                     Use of Force in Defense of Person

720 ILCS 5/7-2                     Use of Force in Defense of Dwelling

720 ILCS 5/7-3                     Use of Force in Defense of Other Property

720 ILCS 5/7-4                     Use of Force by Aggressor

720 ILCS 5/7-5                     Peace Officer’s Use of Force in Making Arrest

720 ILCS 5/7-5.5                  Prohibited Use of Force by a Peace Officer

720 ILCS 5/7-6                     Private Person’s Use of Force in Making Arrest

720 ILCS 5/7-7                     Private Person’s Use of Force in Resisting Arrest

720 ILCS 5/7-8                     Force Likely to Cause Death or Great Bodily Harm

720 ILCS 5/7-9                     Use of Force to Prevent Escape

50 ILCS 727/1-10                 Investigation of Officer-Involved Deaths

50 ILCS 727/1-25                 Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing (Officer Involved Shooting)

50 ILCS 727/1-30                 Internal Review of Officer-Involved Shootings


 Actual documented case studies with videos of Officer involved shootings will be used to illustrate course content .  


Jeff Pavletic is the First Assistant State” Attorney for the Lake County (Illinois) States Attorney’s Office. He is in charge of the Criminal Divisions of that Office and has prosecuted over 150 jury trials with a concentration in homicide and violent crime. He lectures nationwide to police officers and prosecutors on all topics of criminal law to capital punishment.

Additionally, Jeff served as Special Counsel to the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee.

Jeff has been featured on Court TV, TruTV, The Wall Street Journal, and the Discovery Channel.

He has received the Illinois State Crime Commission’s State’s Attorney of the Year Award, Felony Trial Attorney of the Year, and other civic awards.