Use of Force Inspector

The Use of Force Inspector position was created and implemented in 2019.  The Inspector has many duties with a significant emphasis on providing use of force and de-escalation training to the workforce through recruit academies and annual in-service training.  The Inspector analyzes use of force events and is able to address any identified trends with agency leadership and line level employees through training and other means. Much time is spent bringing forward any changes to relevant case law and insuring agency policy on use of force is applicable and up to date.  The Inspector assists the County Attorney’s Office as needed on the interpretation of the reasonableness of force used when events are facing potential litigation.