Use of Force – Level I

This 8-hour course educates the student in the National Use of Force Framework to identify situations that develop where force may be necessary to ensure their own safety, or the safety of others. The primary goal of this course is to teach the student how to control the actions of an aggressive individual using a defensive thought process. This will assist the student in making the right choices when the use of force is being considered. During the training, various hands on Use of Force techniques will be introduced however the emphasis is at all times focused on ensuring that regaining control of a situation by using as little force as necessary is the goal. The instructors for this course are a retired Winnipeg Police Officer and Canadian Forces Member.

PLEASE NOTE:  A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course that is is valid for 2 years and is a pre-requisite course for Handcuffing Techniques or Baton Training.


Course topics

  • Criminal Code of Canada
  • Use of Force Framework
  • Levels of Force / Guard Response
  • Practical Applications
  • History / Influence of Use of Force
  • Excited Delirium
  • Positional Asphyxia
  • Types of Behaviour
  • Disengagement & De-escalation

Course duration

8 hours (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Course locations

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Organizations looking to receive training at their location should contact the Training Manager by email [email protected] or by telephone at 204-942-5993 ext 2226

Course Dates & Registration

Use of Force – Level I Course Dates

  • June 13, 2024
  • July 3, 2024
  • July 18, 2024
  • August 7, 2024
  • August 22, 2024
  • September 4, 2024
  • September 19, 2024