Instructor Development
(February 25th – March 1st, 2019)


Date: February 25th – March 1st, 2019

Location: 111 Public Safety Drive, Grand Island NE

Hours: 40

Use of Force Instructor Development

The Use of Force Instructor Development program has been designed to give the participant the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully design, develop and implement Use of Force training using the proper training principles. This class is applicable for firearms, defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operations, less-lethal, and all other use of force related instructor positions.

This program has been developed for those law enforcement professionals who train officers in the principles of Use of Force, develop or revise Use of Force policy, and are responsible for review and evaluation of agency Use of Force incidents. It is not designed as an end user course which teaches an individual how to use force correctly. It utilizes adult learning principles and incorporates hands on lesson plan development and presentation skills in order to give the student the skills they need to successfully develop and present their own training programs related to Use of Force. This course meets all requirements set forth by the Nebraska Crime Commission and is recognized by the Police Standards Advisory Council of Nebraska.

Program Curriculum:

  • Use of Force Orientation and Legal Concepts
  • Adult Learning Concepts
  • Threat Assessment and Recognition
  • Instructional Methodologies
  • Training Liability and Injury Management
  • In-Service Development
  • Tactical Simulation Training

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Chief of Police Plattsmouth, NE Police Department Chief Steve Rathman started his law enforcement career in 1992 with the Hall County Sheriff’s Department in Grand Island, NE as a Deputy Sheriff. In 1996, he moved over to the Grand Island Police Department and worked as a road patrol police officer and a traffic enforcement motor officer. In 1998, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served as a patrol supervisor. In 2003, he was moved into the administration division and served as the training coordinator for the department. In 2010, he was hired as the Chief of Police in Plattsmouth, NE. Chief Rathman holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska, a Master of Arts Degree in Management from Doane University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy-216th session, Quantico, VA. In addition, Chief Rathman serves as an adjunct professor of practice for the college of professional studies at Doane University and has been certified as a professional law enforcement instructor in the state of Nebraska. Chief Rathman has been a Use of Force Instructor since 1995, with extensive experience in the field of law enforcement training and the development of the curriculum for training programs in the areas of Use of Force, Field Training and Evaluation, Supervision, Management, and Leadership.