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Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy
A Nationally Accredited Law Enforcement Training Academy
Duty to Intercede
All officers have an affirmative duty to intercede, meaning that they may face legal consequences for failing to prevent the use of excessive force by another officer if they are able to do so. We know that public trust is dependent on proper conduct. Do you know when you should intercede? If an officer observes another officer using force that is clearly beyond that which is objectively reasonable under the circumstances, and they can intercede, then, legally, they must do so. Additionally, that officer must report these observations to a supervisor as soon as feasible. This comprehensive course will provide you with guidance to help with the legal and ethical decisions associated with your duty to intercede as an officer.
2 Hours Career Development