Are you and your agency ready for the firestorm from a controversial use of force?
Law Enforcement’s newest certification course prepares you to uncover the truth when lawsuits, careers and reputations are on the line. As with all Force Science Certification courses, the program will be conducted by the impressive team of renowned experts who make up the elite Force Science Institute instructional team. These groundbreaking professionals, whose personal work directly impacts our understanding of the complex areas we explore in the course, will instruct on a wide variety of crucial dynamics that impact the analysis and investigation of force encounters and will lead to a new certification for investigators of force-related incidents.
Through the groundbreaking work of Dr. Bill Lewinski, who personally serves as the lead instructor throughout the week, and the Force Science Cert Course team, you’ll learn:
- How to practically apply the training you receive–directly from the Force Science Institute–to your investigations and force evaluations to ensure that vital elements of controversial uses of force are not overlooked.
- Skills to help determine whether an officer is being honest when he swears his recollection of an incident is true…even though his account directly conflicts with forensic evidence.
- Techniques for helping officers accurately & thoroughly recall details of force encounters, shared directly from the developmental source.
- Why a site visit and/or video review may or may not be advisable before a statement.
- Whether shots to the back really reflect what an officer saw when he pulled the trigger.
- How to avoid critical mistakes some investigators make during post-incident interviews.
- The truth about time: How long it really takes officers to start—and stop—shooting.
- What ready position is really best for reducing lag time…and much more!
Attendees who successfully complete the program will be certified as Force Science Analysts. This designation attests that the holder has been trained to recognize and articulate important psychological, biological, and physiological factors that can influence human behavior and memory in force encounters and pursuit situations.
The training will be based on solidly documented findings about human dynamics by the Institute’s Force Science Research Center and other world-acclaimed research sources that are commonly misunderstood or ignored in law enforcement investigations.
Like persons trained in accident reconstruction, blood-spatter analysis, and other science-based disciplines, investigators certified in Force Science Analysis will be able to apply their grasp of human dynamics to interpret how and why a force confrontation evolved as it did. Students will also know how to best mine the memories of those involved for relevant recollections. This information can be vital to authorities who ultimately must judge the encounter, such as administrators, internal affairs, chiefs, review board members, prosecutors, judges, and jurors.
The backgrounds of the instructors will include world-class expertise in:
- How the brain and body work together to form psychomotor skills
- Latest cognitive interviewing techniques for law enforcement
- Officer and suspect behaviors in deadly assaults on LEOs
- Motor performance, visual attention, and memory
- How stress and trauma affect memory
- Effect of low-light levels on perception
- Contextual cues
- Dynamics of action and reaction in force encounters
- Decision-making variables during pursuits
- Judgment and psycho-physiological responses under extreme stress