Use of Force

Use of Force

10-09-17 8:00 AM - 10-09-17 4:00 PM
Peoria County Sheriff's Office
301 North Maxwell, Peoria, IL


Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-North Campus-Poplar Hall
Office P100
Classroom P101
5407 N. University Street P100
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan:
Heather Grove:

Use of Force

Instructor: Joe Hartwig,

October 9, 2017
8am – 4pm

Class will meet Peoria County Sheriff’s Office
Enrollment Deadline: October 2, 2017
Course Size: Minimum -14, Maximum – 20

Course Objective

During this class training officers will learn basic fundamentals of Constitutional Use of Force and the applications of Force in scenario training.


Graham Vs Connor                                     Illinois Use of Force Law

Departmental/Agency Policies                  Use of Force Report Writing

Scenario Training                                        Use of Force – General

Use of Force – General                              Legal Review

4th Amendment                                             Graham Factors

Reasonable Force                                       Physiological Factors

Totality of Circumstances                           Range of Reasonableness

Use of Force Mindset                                  Proactive Use of Force

Tennessee v. Garner                                  Scott V. Harris

Mental Preparation Exercise                     When could you use force?

Improper Training                                        Overkill

Reaction Time                                              Personal Beliefs

Media Persecution                                      Headlines

Simunitions will be used throughout training


Officers need to bring duty belt, eye protection, gloves and long sleeves.

Bring your department Use of Force policy for suggestions.

About the Instructor

Joe Hartwig

Current Assignments

  • Lieutenant, Peoria County Sheriff’s Office -1st shift patrol supervisor, 2004-present
  • Commander, Central Illinois Emergency Response Team-CIERT, 2012-present
  • Commander, Illinois Emergency Alarm System Region 6/7-ILEAS-Special Response Team/Weapons of Mass Destruction, 2012-present
  • Instructor-Police Combatives, Mobile Training Unit#7, Illinois Central College, 2009-present
  • Instructor-Mid South Institute for Combat Shooting, Basic SWAT Refresher, 2011-present
  • Instructor-Advanced SWAT Hostage Rescue – 2013-present
  • Instructor-NTOA Police Response to Active Shooter- 2013- present
  • Instructor- Live Fire Shoot House- 2011- present
  • Instructor-Chemical Munitions/Impact Projectiles/NFDD’s 2014-present
  • Instructor-Simunition Scenario and Safety Training 2014-present
  • Instructor-Taser Use and Applications- 2014-present
  • Instructor-Riot and Crowd Control Management- 2015-present
  • Instructor-ASP Baton/Handcuffing and Flashlight- 2015-present 
  • Instructor- Sabre Aerosol OC Chemical Agents- 2016-present
  • Instructor- Federal Law Enforcement Training Center- Use of Force, 2016-present
  • P.O.W.E.R. Fitness testing of new applicants for various agencies, 2005-present
MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following: Use of Force (with scenario based training)