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Force Forum

FORCE FORUM 2024

MAY 19-22, 2024

NAVIGATING CRUNCH TIME: WHY THE FIRST 96 HOURS MATTER

Jekyll Island

JEKYLL ISLAND CONVENTION CENTER
75 BEACHVIEW DR N
JEKYLL ISLAND, GA 31527

Presented by Lance LoRusso, Esq.
Thought Leader & Expert on Use of Force & National FOP Attorney of the Year 2021

ABOUT THE FORCE FORUM

The Force Forum is a training conference for public safety professionals and attorneys who represent them. The conference is for those seeking best practices and cutting-edge research on investigating and defending use of force. The theme for this year’s program is navigating the crunch time immediately following an OIS or critical incident. Our expert speakers will share best practices and strategies for navigating potential pitfalls beginning with on-scene response to the first critical days after an incident. Attendees will hear lessons and stories from experts, attorneys and LEO clients who have lived through this crunch time.

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“The entire event was spectacular. Maybe the most simultaneously in-depth and holistic law enforcement training I’ve ever attended.”

Chris Harvey

Deputy Director GA POST

“Lance’s presentation was fantastic information. Easily one of the best speakers in the business.”

“All content was strong. The entire program was beneficial, and I look forward to Force Forum 2024!”

Attendance By Invitation Only

This training is for sworn Law Enforcement, Law Enforcement UOF Instructors, Law Enforcement Administrators, and Attorneys representing Law Enforcement ONLY. The training is presented at the Executive / Management level.

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

22 hours of general LE training blocks addressing a variety of topics around the use of force and defending the use of force.  You can receive an additional two hours if you attend the optional training on May 19.  We are seeking approval by GACP for Georgia Chief Executive credit.   

If you need assistance with POST or CLE credits from states other than Georgia, please contact Didi Nelson for assistance: didinelson905@gmail.com

REGISTRATION FEE:

Until May 1:
General Registration: $550
FOP Members ONLY: $500

After May 1:
General Registration: $650
FOP Members ONLY: $550

For General Registration:
CLICK TO REGISTER For FOP Members ONLY:
CLICK TO REGISTER

Hotel And Travel Information

Download the PDF Here.

    Travel information will also be emailed to all attendees upon registration and payment.

    Questions?
    Contact Conference Coordinator Didi Nelson
    didinelson905@gmail.com
    404-310-1987

    Sunday, May 19

    (Optional Pre-Sessions During Registration)

    Registration Open 2 PM – 5 PM

    03:00PM – 5:00PM

    OPTIONAL Q&A SESSIONS WITH LANCE AND GUESTS

    Peace Officer Standards and Training-National standards, emerging trends, and keeping yourself and your agency well-trained and out of the news
    Michael Ayers, Executive Director, Georgia POST Atlanta, GA

    Legal Defense for Critical Incidents: Realistic Costs and Who Will Pay the Bills?
    FOP Legal Defense Plan Representative

    Monday, May 20

    07:00 – 08:00 

    Registration Open

    08:00 – 08:30

    Navigating Crunch Time: Why the First 96 Hours Matter
    Lance J. LoRusso, Esq., LoRusso Law Firm / Blue Line Lawyer Institute

    08:30 – 12:30

    Preparing Early for The Long Road: Protecting the LEO, Preserving Evidence, and the Effects of Time “Under Investigation”
    Scott Wood, Esq. & LEO client
    Lance LoRusso, Esq. & LEO clients

    12:30 – 13:30

    Lunch Break

    13:30 – 17:00

    Graham, Graham, Gone? How Anti-LE Groups, Experts, & Prosecutors have Hijacked Graham v. Connor
    Ken Davis, Esq., LoRusso Law Firm
    Lance J. LoRusso, Esq., LoRusso Law Firm / Blue Line Lawyer Institute

    17:30 – 19:30

    Networking Event

    Tuesday, May 21

    08:00 – 11:00 

    Force Science, Latest FSI Research
    Bill Lewinski, Ph.D., Executive Director, Force Science Institute

    Kinematic Analysis of Firearms Assaults on Police Officers
    The Camera Lens and the Human Eye: Documented performance differences during a Critical Incident.
    A mechanism for the rapid assessment of the potential for de-escalation and a general direction for success based on that assessment.

    11:00 – 12:00

    Lunch Break

    12:00 – 14:00

    Preparing For The Storm: Building A Strong Foundation
    Larry James, Esq. National FOP General Counsel

    Engaging the faith-based community and community leaders before and after the event, the importance of keeping lines of communication open, and discussing the struggles to expect if you fail to do so.

    14:30 – 17:30

    Effectively Navigating Critical Incident Media Coverage: The First 96 Hours
    Lance J. LoRusso, Esq., LoRusso Law Firm / Blue Line Lawyer Institute

    Wednesday, May 22

     08:30 – 11:30

    Wingtips on the Ground: The Critical Role of the LEO’s Attorney on the Scene
    John Kautzman, Esq. Ruckelshaus, Kautzman & Blackwell, Indianapolis, IN
    Lance J. LoRusso, Esq., LoRusso Law Firm / Blue Line Lawyer Institute

    11:30 – 13:30

    Lunch

    13:30 – 16:30

    Appropriately Framing the Case: The LEOs as Victims & Subjects as Perpetrators
    Lance J. LoRusso, Esq., LoRusso Law Firm / Blue Line Lawyer Institute

    Wrap Up and De-Brief

    Questions?
    Contact Conference Coordinator Didi Nelson
    didinelson905@gmail.com
    404-310-1987

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