Officer Training: To educate police officers about the new Use of Force Policy, Attorney General Grewal ordered that all 38,000 state, county, and local law enforcement officers in New Jersey complete an immersive, two-day training program on de-escalation and other tactics for limiting the use of force. This unique training program incorporates two proven and respected training programs:
- Integrated Communication and Tactics, or “ICAT,” training developed by the Police Executive Research Forum, and
- Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement, or “ABLE,” training developed by Georgetown University and others.
In addition, Attorney General Grewal directed that law enforcement agencies take a number of steps to ensure that they are properly reviewing use-of-force incidents after they occur. The new Use of Force Policy requires, for example, that supervisory officers review every use of force by their subordinate officers, both to determine whether the particular use of force was proper and to identify systemic issues that may require retraining or other remedial measures. The Policy also requires that every New Jersey law enforcement agency – including the New Jersey State Police, the 21 County Sheriff’s Offices, and more than 500 local police departments – conduct an annual analysis of use-of-force incidents to identify trends, including any racial disparities, and submit the analysis to the County Prosecutor for review.
This is a 2 1/2-day course.
- 8/23/22 – ABLE Training – 8am-4pm
- 8/24/22 – ICAT Training – 8am-4pm
- 8/25/22 – ICAT Training – 8am-12pm
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