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 developed by Borden after becoming the first ever Advanced Force Science® Specialist. The position was later expanded into a “Unit” by Sgt. (Ret.) Borden, Officer Daniel King, and Lieutenant Bryan Hartshorn, also Advanced Specialists. Borden also created a Use-of-Force investigative checklist, based on scientific principles of human performance and factors, based on studies of human performance and findings of the Force Science® Institute. Sgt. Borden will discuss concepts on how to develop and incorporate scientific principles and an investigative checklist that fits the environment and needs of your force investigation unit. Borden will discuss how to navigate and overcome obstacles when bringing science to your agency.
Sgt. (Ret.) Borden has years of experience in the application of behavioral science to force investigations, analysis, reporting, presenting, and application to deposition and litigation through his private expert witness company. Sgt. (Ret.) Borden is responsible for the periodic review of all policies pertaining to use of force or force implementations as well as dating and subsequently training officers of the Henderson Police Department both mechanical and discretionary. His unit is also responsible for lesson plan development, presentation of all use of force and 4th Amendment seizure-related citizen contact courses to include the Citizens Academy, the Regional Police Academy, and all in service Use of Force training.