Training to Use Force
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This chapter considers the effectiveness of training for specific duties, and it is conscious of how the function, in the case force usage, fits into the overall training effort for a correctional, probation, law enforcement officer or other officer. Training becomes an infinitely branching set of heuristics that begins with making recruits and officers aware of the potential for force situations. According to the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), most use of force training includes a matrix for illustrating force options available to officers. There has been a semantics debate for some time over various forms of continuums or whether to use them, and differences exist in recruit curricula for use-of-force training. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) oversees the basic recruit academy curriculum for law enforcement and corrections through the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC). Training in various fields has made increasing use of scenario-based methods.