Force Science Certification

5-Day Training Program


Uncover the unbiased truth and scientific realities surrounding officer performance under stress, action/reaction time, memory, decision-making and more in complex, rapidly unfolding encounters.

  • Develop an understanding of officer performance
  • Revolutionize your training programs
  • Support community and media relations efforts
  • Enhance investigations
  • Inform policy decisions
  • Improve post-event interviews
  • Evaluate tactics and force options

Quick Breakdown

  • 5-Day Course
  • Onsite Classroom Training
  • 14 Training Courses in 2020!
  • 9 Expert Instructors
  • Become Certified as a Force Science Analyst
  • Tuition: $1,650

Force Science Analyst Certification

Individuals who successfully complete this 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. 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 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.

Course Description

Lethal force encounters are often very brief and violent. They demand the utmost from a peace officer in response, perception, decision making, and performance. Administrators, courts, media and the public who weigh an officer’s decisions and actions in these situations, sometimes long after the dust has settled, will often base their judgements on emotional responses and notions of human performance that have little foundation in the realm of human behavior or in the science of performance under stress. Through the combined knowledge of a team of world-class experts, this one of a kind course explores the complex mix of human dynamics involved in the often complicated, confusing, and controversial uses of force by law enforcement.

The primary objective of this class is to prepare professionals to understand human factor dynamics more thoroughly and entirely while investigating cases involving the use of force, enabling them to draw clear, accurate, and concise conclusions. As a result, participants will learn to promote peak performance on the street and acquire a comprehensive grasp of what factually occurs in these pressurized and emotional charged events. Some key takeaways from this course will be:

  • The latest research into:
    • Skill acquisition
    • When to interview
    • Decision-making
    • Safety threats posed by prone subjects
    • Traffic stop attacks
    • Timing and dynamics of attack initiation
    • How exhaustion impacts officer performance in force encounters
  • Why individuals may recall facts, they believe to be the truth, but their accounts conflict with forensic evidence.
  • The advisability of site visits and/or video reviews before a statement is recorded
  • What sleep and memory research says about interview timing after significant events
  • Stress-induced visual and auditory anomalies and dealing with them during interviews
  • Successful interview techniques for accurate and thorough recollection of details in force encounters
  • Whether shots to the back really reflect what shooters saw when they fired
  • How to avoid critical mistakes during post-incident interviews
  • The facts about use of force decisions: How long it takes to start and stop
  • How to enhance decision-making through training
  • Unique, scientifically-based insights into today’s hottest topics including de-escalation, body cameras, vehicles as “mobile weapons of mass destruction­” and more.

Recent Testimonials

The Force Science Certification Course was one of the best training programs I have attended in my 41-year career. A relative is an Assistant State’s Attorney, and I have recommended that she also attend ASAP!

Des Plaines, IL Police
Chief Bill Kushner
Des Plaines, IL Police Department

The information taught at the Force Science Certification Course is vital to educating investigators, judicial officers and ultimately, through the involve­ment of educated law enforcement personnel, the general public as well, to the complex human dynamics and science involved in officer-involved shoot­ings and other force events.

Georgia State Patrol
Captain Derick Durden
Georgia State Patrol

I highly recommend this course to anyone who deals with OIS’s and other uses of force, including Chiefs, Sheriffs & DAs. Knowing that this quality of research and scientific understanding of human behavior is out there is a must! This class is as important – if not more important -than the FBI National Academy and Northwestern’s Leadership course!

Walworth County Sheriff Office
Deputy John Czerwinski
Walworth County Sheriff’s Office

Expert Instructors

Through the groundbreaking work of Dr. Bill Lewinski and a team of world-renowned experts whose personal work directly impacts our understanding of the complex areas we explore in the course, you will learn:

  • How the brain and body perform psychomotor skills
  • The latest cognitive interviewing techniques for law enforcement
  • Officer and suspect behaviors in assaults on police
  • Motor performance, visual attention, and memory
  • How stress and trauma affect memory
  • The effect of low-light levels on perception
  • In-custody death causes, investigation, and prevention
  • Recognition and interpretation of contextual cues
  • Dynamics of action/reaction in force encounters
  • Decision-making variables during pursuits
  • Judgment and psycho-physiological responses under extreme stress … and much more


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