Use of Force and De-escalation Training (UFDT) Pilot Program
Overview and Funding Allocations
The Use of Force and De-escalation Training (UFDT) Pilot Program, established in the 2022 Budget Act (Assembly Bill 178, Chapter 45, Statutes of 2022), provides $9,700,000 in funding over three years. A check for the full funding allocation was sent to the six law enforcement agencies listed below for use of force and de-escalation training pilot programs:
- $5,000,000 to the Los Angeles Police Department
- $2,000,000 to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
- $1,150,000 to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department
- $1,000,000 to the San Francisco Police Department
- $200,000 to the Redlands Police Department
- $350,000 to the Pasadena Police Department
Use of Funds
The funding may be used for use of force and de-escalation training approved by the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training. Trainings utilizing a mobile or simulation platform (generally defined as having a “hands-on” component) or trainings which uses bodycam footage as part of the training shall be prioritized. As a part of the program, each pilot participant shall collect and report the following information to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC):
- The number of participants who received and successfully completed the training, including demographic data that includes race, gender, and position.
- The names and description of trainings selected and used.
- Use of force incidents data in the three previous calendar years.
- The number of use of force incidents data in each calendar year for the duration of the pilot.
- Any quantitative and qualitative data, and other metrics that are collected by specific tools or trainings that are selected by the pilot participant.
- Any information collected through a survey to assess training participants’ satisfaction of the training product or program.
- A detailed expenditure report of how grant funding was spent.
Frequently Asked Questions
The BSCC updates answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) as needed. UFDT Pilot Program FAQs – updated June 2023
Recipients will submit information related to the UFDT Pilot Program grant annually. A Data Reporting Guide has been created to assist with the reporting requirements.
TRAINING: A webinar to review reporting requirements was held on May 17, 2023.
There will be two reports used to collect the required information. The two reports are:
- Baseline Data Report: A one-time report to collect use of force incidents data for the three previous calendar years. The Baseline Data Report is due on June 30, 2023 and the data collection periods for the three previous calendar years for which data shall be provided are:
- For calendar year 2020, January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
- For calendar year 2021, January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.
- For calendar year 2022, January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022.
- 1st Annual Data Report: Due April 30, 2024 for the data collection period of January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023.
- 2nd Annual Data Report: Due April 30, 2025 for the data collection period of January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024.
- 3rd Annual Data Report: Due December 1, 2025 for the data collection period of January 1, 2025 through October 31, 2025. As part of this report, pilot program agencies are required to submit an expenditure report detailing how the funding was used.
The expenditure report will be an excel file that will be submitted as an attachment with the 3rd Annual Data Report. Excel files will be customized for each grantee and emailed to each agency individually. Sample Expenditure Report Template.