HUMAN PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE MAY BE CRITICAL TO YOUR SURVIVAL.
Force Encounters Analysis goes beyond mere evidence-based training to the level of true education, derived from 100+ years of human performance science and research.
The findings delivered in our course material have been directly credited with saving officer lives on the street and preventing officers from being unjustly convicted of criminal excessive use of force.
Human Performance training can help to decrease agency liability through pre-incident risk management and post-incident forensic facts. The expected results are enhanced officer safety, increased decision-making skills, and unbiased force investigations.
YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO FOREGO THIS TRAINING.
- How human performance science applies under the Graham Standard of reasonableness.
- Critical incident stress and how to overcome the deficits on performance.
- Decision-making – the types (analytical/recognition-primed), implicit bias, and how to mitigate error.
- Why perceptual distortions & stress may create differences between human memory & forensic evidence.
- Threat perception and an officer’s ability to respond in starting/stopping an action.
- The bio-mechanics of human movement during an OIS and the ramifications on ballistic impact locations.
- Body cameras as forensic evidence – best practices, potential problems, and evidence-based recommendations.
- Closing the gap between public perception & the truth about UoF issues.
- Introduction to CTI’s Media Kit, which assists agencies in “getting out in front” of a critical use of force incident.
- A centered discussion on the myth of the 21 foot ‘rule’, the PERF report, recent case
TOPICS INCLUDE SOME OF THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL FORCE ISSUES:
- How do we close the gap between public perception and the truth of a UOF encounter?
- What drives officer perception and why might it be different for officers on the same scene?
- How perceptual distortions & stress-induced memory gaps impact accurate recall.
- Action / Reaction science that may save your life or prevent unjust incarceration!
- Scientific evidence providing reasonableness to the number of rounds fired during an OIS.
- Scientific evidence explaining why officers may fire after a threat has objectively ended.
- Were rounds in a suspect’s back or other unlikely locations reasonable based upon current science?
- The reasons our memory may conflict with forensic evidence.
- And many other Investigative techniques to assist in analyzing factors that are often overlooked in UOF investigations to include: body camera & video evidence, methods of decision making and much, much more.
COURSE TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
- Understand how agencies can close the gap between law enforcement and the public on OIS/UOF issues.
- Apply the concepts of error management to a case study to determine the level of culpability.
- Predict the physiological, perceptual, and cognitive factors that affect performance under varying levels of stress in a use of force or OIS.
- Predict the level of impairment due to fatigue caused by sleep loss and hours of wakefulness.
- Understand the differences between quick reactive decision making and analytical decision making – focusing on the benefits of both.
- Compute the reaction time for officers and suspects.
- Explain how memory is acquired, stored, and recalled.
- Practical application of objectives to a real world case study proving understanding of the material. Inclusive of video review, action/reaction considerations, perceptual issues, and frame by frame video analysis.
Who Should Attend:
|Sworn Officers||Force Investigators||Police Psychologists||Internal Affairs|
|City Attorneys||UOF Trainers||Critical Incident Teams||Homicide Detectives|
|Citizens Oversight Boards||OIS Teams||Military Personnel||Command Staff|
**Attendees are also introduced to CTI’s Media Kit, which assists agencies in “getting out in front” of a critical use of force incident.
Leading Human Factors Expert Craig E. Geis, (LTC US Army, ret.) MBA, MA, is Co-Founder and Director of Curriculum Development and Training at California Training Institute. Craig has an extensive background in error and risk management and is a Certified Force Science Analyst. As a career Army pilot, he developed the military’s Crew Resource Management (CRM) training program to address human error. At the time of his military retirement, LTC. Geis was the US Army’s Lead Safety Specialist in Aviation Human Factors. Additionally, he is a former instructor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, as well as the former Director of Evaluation for The Army Organizational Effectiveness School and Center (OECS). Craig has also held positions as an instructor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of Maryland, and the University of San Francisco. He has served as an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California, providing instruction in numerous courses on Safety Management and Human Factors. Craig holds an M.A. in Psychology from Austin Peay State University, a B.A. in Management from C.W. Post College in New York, and an MBA in Management from Georgia Southern College.
Certified Force Science Analyst, Dave Blake, M.Sc., C.C.I., is a retired police officer and consultant/expert witness on Police Practices, UOF and Human Factors Science. He is an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice, a Police Academy Instructor, and a Force Options Simulator Instructor at a large regional training center. Dave has instructor certifications in Force Options Simulator, Firearms, DT, and Reality Based Training. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management and a Masters of Science in Psychology. He is a Certified Criminal Investigator with the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute. Dave is a published author on use of force /human factors in both peer reviewed journals and police periodicals, and he has a recurring column in PoliceOne entitled, “The Science of Training.”
Certified Force Science Analyst, Blair Alexander, (Colonel US Army Ret.), M.B.A, is currently an Inspector with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. Blair retired as a Lieutenant from Oakland PD (CA), where he served for over 20 years, holding positions as SWAT Tactical Commander & Entry Operator, Patrol Watch Commander & Supervisor, Violence Suppression Unit Commander, Internal Affairs Officer-Involved Shooting Investigator, Field Training Officer, and Departmental Range Master. Blair also retired as a Colonel (Infantry) from the US Army with 30 years of combined active & reserve service, including a deployment to Iraq as a member of the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team. He is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY (BS – 81), Santa Clara University in CA (MBA – 92), and the US Army War College in PA (Masters of Strategic Studies – 05).
Certified Force Science Analyst, James Schnabl, M.P.A. has over 30 years of law enforcement experience. He serves as Deputy Chief for the Santa Ana Police Department where he currently commands the Administration and Support Bureau including the Department’s Training Division. His previous command experience includes Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.), Field Operations and Investigations. Additionally, he was the Commander of a multiagency task force, the Regional Narcotics Suppression Program (RNSP). As an officer, detective and sergeant, Jim has held positions in Directed Patrol, Field Training, S.W.A.T., Narcotics and Crimes Against Persons (CAP). During his ten years as a narcotics investigator Jim worked for six years undercover and flew surveillance aircraft for an additional 4 years, logging over 1,800 flight hours. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from the University of La Verne and a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy and Administration from California State University, Long Beach. He is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI Class 209), the California Peace Officers Standards in Training (P.O.S.T.) Command College (Class 49) and the FBI National Academy (Class 254). Jim’s Command College article, Reinventing the Police Report for the 21st Century: Are Video Police Reports the Answer? was published in Police Chief Magazine (September 2012).
Nationally recognized LE instructor Mike Tosti is a 28-year law enforcement veteran, with over 20 years of training credentials. He retired out of Santa Rosa PD as the Investigative Bureau Lieutenant and previously held tenure with LAPD assigned to the prestigious OWB C.R.A.S.H. Unit, and the Special Problems Unit. He has experience as an FTO, Narcotics and Homicide Detective, Hostage Negotiator, SWAT Commander, K9 Sergeant and Motor Officer. Mike also supervised a DEA Task Force targeting transnational drug trafficking organizations. Mike is Veteran of the US Army and holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California Coast University.
DHS Certified*, STC/BSCC Certified, Control #8803-072505, CA POST PLAN 3, fully reimbursable in 2016, POST Plan 4 beginning in 2017, POST Control #1095-22419-xxxxx.
*This course is eligible for use of Homeland Security Grant Programs, tracking number 15-33210 to cover the cost of registration, travel, lodging, per-diem, and overtime. Please contact your local training officer, if you are applying outside of California the following website will provide you information on who to contact for your State: http://www.dhs.gov/state-homeland-security-and-emergency-services
Open-Enrollment Sessions are 24 hours/3 days, currently scheduled in CA, TX, CO, AZ and WA. In-house sessions available Nationwide.
Tuition rates: $350 in CA. $425 to $500 in all other states.