4 hr Use of Force Decision Making- Firearms Simulator-Dixon

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Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 13, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Sauk Valley College
173 IL. Rt 2

Dixon, IL 61021
Instructor: David Pilgrim, Firearms Instructor

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




This Training meets the following mandated training guidelines:

Legal Updates                                   ½ hour

De-escalation Techniques                2.5 hours                    2.5 hours scenario-based training

Officer Safety Techniques               ½ hour                        ½ hour scenario-based training



limit of 8 officers per class

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.

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 lower level of Sauk Valley College.  Officers should park in the East Parking lot and Enter through the front facing Dillon lobby Entrance then wait for the instructor to escort them to the Simulator room.