Great instructor! (Blair Alexander) Valuable content (Force Encounters Analysis). Longer course could even be more valuable.
As a civilian, never serving in the military or law enforcement, there is no better class out there that teaches me what police officers go through on a daily basis, and more importantly during critical incidents. Thank you Craig! I am better educated to help understand and explain situations and how people react under stress.
Great course and good use of PowerPoint, videos, and verbal instruction. This will assist me when I'm interviewing victims and reviewing police officer's reports. This information applies to assault victims and how they recall critical events, and the sometimes lack of detail, due to how they process the associated stress.
Looking at incidents in a Human Factor way will help in reviewing IAs as an administrator. The instructor (David Blake) was very knowledgeable and credible. This class provided scientific evidence to back up the decision- making officers do in critical incidents and shootings.
Great class and puts a lot of things into perspective. I don't think it matters what your skill level or rank is, this course pertains to law enforcement and military across the board.
Outstanding material; top-notch instruction. More LE professionals at all levels should attend. (on Mike Tosti, Instructor/Force Encounters Analysis)
Great knowledgeable delivery, awesome content and group exercises. I'd like to get a recommended reading list for further development on these topics. (Note from CTI: Here's our link to our recommended reading list as well as some nifty training tools and calculators.)
“The class (Force Encounters) was great. It gave great insight on how the human body works during stressful situations and how to alter training to attempt to neutralize the physiological effects. Like a lot of training, it is power point heavy. But the instructor did a good job of breaking it up with videos and group activities. The more Probation transforms to a Law Enforcement culture, the more training like this is needed. One of the highlights for me is that they had two attorneys who specialize in defending police officers after force encounters. (They were attending students). It was beneficial to hear their advice about what is needed to protect law enforcement during criminal/civil charges after an incident.”
This class needs to be taught in the academy....and every couple of years after that.
This course is invaluable to any individual on the job, or whose job it is to understand or explain police action.