FORCE ENCOUNTERS ANALYSIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT LE TRAINING AVAILABLE TODAY.
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.
YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO FOREGO THIS TRAINING.
Force Encounters Analysis is a practical and understandable course, based on unbiased scientific evidence pertaining to officer involved use of force (UOF). Our primary goal is to assist LE professionals in applying ground-breaking concepts revealed in human performance research when engaging in force encounters, AND when investigating, reconstructing, recalling or otherwise analyzing a UOF incident.
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).
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.
CA POST PLAN 3, fully reimbursable, POST Control #1095-22419. STC/BSCC Certified, Control #8803-072505
This course is eligible for use of Homeland Security Grant Programs, tracking number 15-33210. Homeland Security Grant funds may 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 WA, Texas, and CA. In-house sessions available Nationwide.
Tuition rates: $277 in CA, $300 in WA, and $325 in all other states.