Use-of-Force, Crowd Control, and Civil Disturbances: A Brief Primer - FLETC
This conference workshop presentation discusses the requirements and considerations for the use of force in crowd control and civil disturbance situations.
Branch Chief, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
Paul Sullivan is the Legal Administration Branch Chief at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia. As a member of the Legal Division, he performs personnel management responsibilities, monitors the required quarterly progress reports, and submit reports to the Division Chief identifying needed areas of courses, text, document revision, and development. He also teaches various courses in constitutional law, criminal law, and use of force. Mr. Sullivan has also instructed in the Enforcement Operations Branch, teaching patrol skills, basic tactics, and practical aspects dealing with the use of force to basic students and the Use of Force Instructor Training Program. Paul served as a police officer in Leawood, Kansas before attending Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from Creighton University School of Law with a concentration in criminal law and became a prosecutor in 2002. In 2010, Paul worked for the U.S. State Department in Liberia, Africa, where he assisted in rebuilding the justice system in cooperation with the Liberian Ministry of Justice by training judges, magistrates, and police officers. In 2013, Paul was a Prosecution Justice Advisor, representing the State Department as part of Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-435, in the National Security Courts, Parwan, Afghanistan. He was an Advisor to Afghan Prosecutors in over three-hundred trials involving defendants charged with terrorism related offenses under the Laws of Armed Conflict (LOAC).
Senior Legal Instructor, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
Daniel Schaefer is a Senior Legal Instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers in Glynco, Georgia. Prior to working for the federal government, he owned and operated a law firm in Colorado, focusing on legal defense and administrative representation of police officers and other first responders. Originally from Germany, Daniel immigrated to the U.S. in 1999 and became a U.S. citizen in 2014. He had a long career as Police Officer, spanning two countries and over 20 years. In his previous careers, he also held positions in police unions with the goal of enhancing police officer's rights and work conditions. Daniel received his Juris Doctor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2012.