Chris Lawrence served as an instructor with the Ontario Police College for more than a decade, where he was involved in the education and training of an average of 1,000 recruits annually. Currently, Chris is involved with several groups focused on analyzing major, rapidly evolving issues that impact law enforcement legally, tactically and administratively.
Chris is also a charter member of the Technical Advisory Board for the Force Science Institute. Since the Institute’s inception, Chris has been involved in the development and implementation of the organization’s growth initiatives, including the creation and launch of international training programs such as the Force Science Certification Course, strategic planning for the management and expansion of legal support services and the identification, planning and execution of Force Science research projects. In addition, Chris has served as a Force Science Certification Course facilitator since the first class was conducted in London, England in 2008.
Chris is recognized as a leading authority on excited delirium and in-custody death and is frequently asked to provide expert consultation to the courts, litigators, public safety managers and investigators. He is a widely published author and active presenter who has made presentations on a multitude of topics, including Force Science issues, to international audiences at major law enforcement classes and conference worldwide.
Chris entered law enforcement in 1979 and has served in a wide variety of capacities, more than half involving training, in his more than 30-year career including patrol, supervisory and investigatory positions and specialized unit involvement including underwater search & rescue, maritime enforcement, and tactical & rescue units. He holds an M.A. from Royal Roads University.