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Foundational Principles of Force Science

Available as 1, 2, or 3 Day Agency Hosted Programs

Overview

This program is designed to present the latest cutting-edge research on the dynamics of human behavior during life-threatening encounters in a practical and easy to understand format.  Research conducted by the Force Science Institute has destroyed myths and uncovered the truth about some of the most controversial force issues, including:

  • How threatening suspects end up shot in the back by well-trained officers making valid, lawful shooting decisions.
  • Why officers continue to fire “extra” rounds in high-adrenalin confrontations after the threat has ended.
  • How to best analyze video footage of force encounters and things you need to know about the limitations of cameras that must be considered during investigations.
  • What popular tactics used by some officers trying to reduce lag time actually put officers at greater risk.
  • How perceptual alterations and stress-induced memory gaps can impact an officer’s ability to accurately recall incident details.
  • How perceptual alterations and stress-induced memory gaps can impact an officer’s ability to accurately recall incident details.
  • How quickly suspects can launch an attack and why officers and trainers must take Force Science speed studies into account when preparing for a confrontation.
  • How investigators can “mine” officers’ memories and avoid interviewing mistakes that can put the officer, the investigator and the entire department in jeopardy.
  • What the most recent Force Science studies have to say about traffic stop assault response and officer movement, threats posed by prone subjects, the impact of exhaustion on officer memory and performance and more.

Program Pricing

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Onsite Force Science Training

Foundational Principles vs. Certification

The short answer is the depth of exploration of the Force Science principles explored in class. The full Force Science Certification Course is a more in-depth program that involves an intense week of study, a daily practical application component and a written exam that, upon successful completion, results in certification. The Foundational Principles of Force Science program is also an intense, eye-opening course that gives a rich overview of the principles of Force Science research and its application in training, investigations, and performance but does not involve as much exploration into the particulars of those principles.

Program Details

This program, created and instructed exclusively by the Force Science Institute, is designed to clearly present, in a practical and understandable fashion, the results of the most cutting edge research into the dynamics of human behavior during life-threatening encounters.

The class will explore Force Science, the application of unbiased scientific principles and processes in repetitive physical experiments designed to determine the true nature of suspect provocation and officer response (action-reaction dynamics). The goal of the program is to encourage law enforcement professionals to apply the important concepts revealed in this research while becoming involved in potential use of force situations, or when investigating, reconstructing, recalling or otherwise analyzing a use of force. The integration of this information has been proven to enhance the accuracy and thoroughness of decisions made relative to behavior and performance during the incident.

The Force Science Institute uses sophisticated time-and-motion measurements to document—often for the first time—critical hidden truths about the physical and mental dynamics of life-threatening events, particularly officer-involved shootings. Its startling findings profoundly impact officer training and safety, and the public’s naive perceptions. In fact, the Institute’s findings have been directly credited with saving officer lives on the street and with preventing some officers from going to prison after being wrongly accused of criminal use of deadly force.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a minimum or maximum limit to attendance?

There is no minimum requirement. Maximum attendance is typically 100 students at the contracted price. However, additional attendance beyond that number can easily be discussed.

May multiple agencies share the cost of the program?

Yes. There is no limit to the number of co-hosting agencies who may want to share costs and invoicing can be divided between agencies. Just let us know how you would like the billing divided. Agencies are welcome to invite personnel from neighboring agencies and charge tuition to help offset cost.

Who should attend this program?

The Foundational Principles of Force Science program is important for law enforcement personnel of all ranks including, but not limited to, line officers, trainers, field supervisors, internal affairs personnel, chiefs, and other top administrators, departmental attorneys, prosecutors, and risk managers. Agencies have also found it helpful to invite mayors and other local political figures who may be approached for comment or judgment after a police use of force event.

Who teaches the Foundational Principles of Force Science program?

The Foundational Principles of Force Science program, offered exclusively by the Force Science Institute, are conducted by elite, highly specialized instructors who have been personally trained by Executive Director Dr. Bill Lewinski and the Force Science team of experts.

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Privacy Policy

Effective date: January 06, 2019

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