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Carmel plans program on police use of force

August event limited to 20 residents
Posted at 9:51 PM, Jul 24, 2020

CARMEL— How much do you know about the use of force by police departments? Clearly, it's a major issue these days. In Carmel, the police department is offering citizens of the Hamilton County city a chance to better understand use of force.

Carmel Police Department Chief Jim Barlow and Carmel City Councilor Sue Finkam will host a special presentation next month. Topics will include CPD’s use of force policy, use of force training, including de-escalation training, how use of force incidents are reported, and use of force reality versus myth.

Attendees will be given the opportunity to participate in scenarios, ask questions, provide comments and discuss any concerns.

The presentation will be on Thursday, August 6, 2020, from 6-9 p.m. and is limited to 20 attendees. It is likely the presentation will be offered again at a future date. Due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter, attendees must be at least 18-years-old.

Those interested in attending on August 6 or be notified about future programs may complete a form at