Association of Force Science
Conference
Oct 23 - 26, 2018
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Chicago, IL
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15 Speakers
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About Conference

The Force Science Institute will hold its first Association of Force Science Conference October 24th – 25th at our Chicago Training Center. The conference will provide continuing education and networking opportunities for Force Science graduates and those interested in learning more about behavioral science and human performance in law enforcement. The latest Force Science findings will be revealed. Attendees will hear how experienced law enforcement practitioners and researchers are applying Force Science to investigations, court proceedings, practice, and training. Conference registration includes Association membership. Pre- and post-conference training will be offered October 23rd and 26th.

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Speakers

Dr. William Lewinski

Dr. William Lewinski

Force Science Institute - Executive Director, Co-Founder, & Lead Instructor
Jaime Borden

Sgt. (Ret.) James Borden

Force Science Institute's Senior Instructor
Eric Daigle

Eric Daigle, J.D.

Principal at Daigle Law Group, LLC
Mike Ranalli

Chief (Ret.) Mike Ranalli, J.D.

Lexipol's Program Manager II

Lon Bartel

VirTra - Law Enforcement Training-Subject Matter Expert
Von Kliem

Von Kliem, J.D.

Von Kliem Consulting, LLC - Consultant, Speaker, & Trainer

Asst. Chief Jorge Villegas

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) - Office of Administrative Services
John McMahon

Cpt. John McMahon

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) - Use of Force Review

Ofcr. Annalise Shearer

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) - Police Officer

Insp. (Ret.) Chris Butler

Raptor Protection and Safety Services Inc. - Owner, Chief Training Officer

Cory Brente, J.D.

Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office
Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor, ABD

Force Science Institute’s Senior Instructor, Course Coordinator
Chris Lawrence

Chris Lawrence

Ontario Police College at Ministry of Community and Social Services, Instructor
Dr. John ONeill

Dr. John O’Neill, BCBA-D

Force Science Institute’s Division of Research - Behavior Scientist

Conference Schedule

Hear about the latest Force Science findings and how fellow law enforcement practitioners, attorneys, and researchers are applying Force Science in the courtroom, on the street, and in the classroom.
Day 1
23 Oct 2018
Day 2
24 Oct 2018
Day 3
25 Oct 2018
Day 4
26 Oct 2018

Pre-Conference Training

Body Cameras & Other Recordings in Law Enforcement The training will discuss the strengths & limitations of body cameras & other recording devices that need to be understood & considered during investigations. You will understand the difference between human memory vs. electronic recording and the implications of that reality during...
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Dr. William Lewinski
Dr. William Lewinski
Jaime Borden
Sgt. (Ret.) James Borden

Developing a Human Factors Unit at Henderson Police Department

Sgt. (Ret.) Jamie Borden developed a Force Investigations Unit based in human performance and the scientific principles that define human factors for police officers in a crisis situation and working under the extreme compression of time. The Use of Force Training and Analysis position at Henderson PD in Nevada was...
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Jaime Borden
Sgt. (Ret.) James Borden

Science in the Courtroom

Science is under fire in the courtroom. This seminar will focus on the evaluation of the admissibility of science as it applies to Law Enforcement including utilization of experts and the admissibility of the video. We will discuss how litigation teams can use your Force Science training and video in...
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Eric Daigle
Eric Daigle, J.D.
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch, on your own

Using Force Science Principles to Prevent Tragedies

While understanding the impact of stress on human performance factors is critical in conducting proper investigations, this aspect is only part of the value. Training officers on the realities of human performance factors can help them make proper tactical decisions before the use of force becomes necessary. All too often,...
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Mike Ranalli
Chief (Ret.) Mike Ranalli, J.D.

Fidelity in Simulation Training

This presentation is on how psychological and physical fidelity play into the effectiveness of all types of simulated event training. Simulated Event Training includes various law enforcement training methodology such as “Force on Force” as well as “Digital Video Simulation”. Attendees will learn about key training components that can be...
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Lon Bartel

The Bridge from De-Escalation to the Use of Force: Legal & Behavioral Considerations

“Why didn’t the officer use de-escalation? Why didn’t the officer try harder to de-escalate the situation?” These are frequent questions voiced by well-meaning citizens.  Attorney & Advanced Force Science® Specialist Von Kliem will discuss legal and behavioral concepts that bridge de-escalation, persuasion, and the use-of-force. When are officers justified in...
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Von Kliem
Von Kliem, J.D.

Training and Evaluation of Pre-Force Conduct at LAPD

Nationwide, use of force incidents are dramatically displayed on television and social media. Often times these videos cause public outrage, driving a wedge between law enforcement and the public. Based on these brief videos, the public expects to see de-escalation in every use of force incident. The overwhelming access to...
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Asst. Chief Jorge Villegas
John McMahon
Cpt. John McMahon
Ofcr. Annalise Shearer

Dr. Bill Lewinski

Dr. William Lewinski
Dr. William Lewinski

Keynote Address: Optimal Case Preparation for Officers and Experts

Properly preparing your officers and experts is a key part of maximizing your chances for success at trial. Knowing how to prepare, what to look for and the best ways to address problematic issues is often a challenge, but there are things you can do to put yourself in the...
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Cory Brente, J.D.

Force Science Research Spotlight: New and Emerging Research

The Force Science Institute is actively engaged in innovative and collaborative research with law enforcement agencies, academies, and academic institutions across the United States and Canada. This presentation will spotlight some of the new and emerging Force Science research on the human factors related to use-of-force encounters and their implications...
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Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor, ABD
11:30 am: - 1:00 pm

Lunch, on your own

Application of Human Factors to Use of Force Analysis & Court Proceedings

This presentation will involve examination of biomechanics, action/reaction, speed of assault and decision error. Insp. (Ret.) Butler will rapidly explore several cases focusing on the relevant FSI aspects and how they were applied to each case both in formal use-of-force analysis and court proceedings. Incident video and photographs will be...
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Insp. (Ret.) Chris Butler

Human Error and the Importance of Tactical Resilience

This presentation will discuss the findings and implications of two experiments conducted by Mr. Taylor in the course of his doctoral research studies. The first, Dispatch Priming and the Police Decision to Use Deadly Force, examines the effects of dispatched information on the “shoot/no-shoot” decision making of experienced officers. The...
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Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor, ABD

Vehicle Dynamics and Officer Responses

When an officer fires upon an approaching motor vehicle, many are unaware of vehicle dynamics and capacities that may cause an officer to perceive a deadly threat even when not standing or moving directly in front of an oncoming vehicle. This presentation will explore the issues of vehicle turning capacities,...
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Chris Lawrence
Chris Lawrence

Director’s Address: Six Psychological Factors to Consider before Conducting a Post-Incident Officer Interview

Dr. William Lewinski, will provide a synthesis of all conference presentations, review the impact of the Institute over the past year, and share the vision and mission of the Institute moving forward. Then, Dr. Lewinski will emphasize six psychological factors to consider before conducting a post-incident interview. Ongoing debate about...
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Dr. William Lewinski
Dr. William Lewinski

Post-Conference Training

Principles of Training, Performance, and Learning This training will begin by dispelling common myths of learning, such as practice makes perfect or that perfect practice leads to perfect performance in the field. You will learn how to assess and track objective changes in performance. You will learn how to train...
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Insp. (Ret.) Chris Butler
Dr. John ONeill
Dr. John O’Neill, BCBA-D

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Registration Fees

Pre-Conference Training
295.00 USD

Body Cameras & Other Recordings in Law Enforcement

October 23, 2018

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Association of Force Science Conference
595.00 USD

Two Day Conference – SOLD OUT!

October 24 – 25, 2018

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Post-Conference Training
295.00 USD

Principles of Training, Performance, and Learning

October 26, 2018

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Our Mission

The Force Science Institute is dedicated to promoting the value of knowledge through empirical research in behavioral science and human dynamics. We develop and disseminate high quality scientifically grounded education, training, and consultation to support fact-based investigations, inform decision processes, enhance public safety, and improve peace officer performance in critical situations.