Understanding Police Use of Force Workshop

Since 2016, we have hosted this workshop several times each year in order to educate the community about various aspects of police use of force. We have found that the public sometimes has misconceptions about this topic, which were primarily derived from movies, television shows, social media and news stories. While it's not meant to be all-encompassing, this workshop does cover the following areas:

  • Overview of Lenexa PD policy and practices that relate to police use of force.

  • Overview of how Lenexa PD trains and equips officers for force encounters.

  • Defining “police use of force,” including “deadly” and “less-lethal” force.

  • Overview of U.S. case law and constitutional authority relating to police use of force.

In addition to the workshop, attendees have the opportunity to participate in realistic scenarios using our firearms video simulator.

Upcoming workshop

Our next workshop will take place Thursday, April 28, 2022, from 5:30–9 p.m.

Location: Lenexa City Hall Community Forum, 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS 66219.

Admission: Free 

Minimum age: 18 years old

Registration is required.
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