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December 3-5, 2024

Use Of Force Summit 2024



The Use of Force Summit provides tremendous value for its cost. This event attracts over 900 police leaders and provides excellent opportunities for idea exchange in both educational and networking settings. We believe attendees will benefit from the education they will obtain and additional valuable networking opportunities. You will be able to take back and share all of this amazing information with your agency.

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Reservations can be made directly by registrants at the following URL: guests prefer to make their room reservations by phone, they should mention the group code DLG24 when calling the toll-free number 1-888-226-7711.Address: 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT 06382

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You can make your reservations directly online through this link: you prefer to call in, please use the group code DLG23 and the toll-free number 1-888-226-7711.Address: 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT 06382Parking OptionsWith more than 13,000 complimentary parking spaces, parking at Mohegan Sun is never a hassle. For additional transportation information, please visit
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Keynote Speakers

Eric Daigle

Attorney Eric P. Daigle
Daigle Law Group

Attorney Daigle specializes in Civil Rights litigation and Law Enforcement Operations Consultant. Attorney Daigle also conducts training on use of force standards, including electronic control weapons and responses to force/deadly force incidents. Attorney Daigle acts in his capacity as a Law Enforcement Consultant providing guidance and oversight to department command staff on operations, force response, and risk management. He has served as an expert witness in use of force cases and has reviewed use of force incidents around the Attorney Daigle serves as a member of independent monitoring teams and acts as an auditor in reviewing police department organizational compliance with procedural revisions directed or overseen by the Federal court system.

Kevin Dillon

Lt. Kevin F. Dillon (Ret.)

Lt. Kevin F. Dillon (ret) is a twenty-five-year veteran law enforcement officer. As an instructor of use of force, communications and defensive tactics since 1988, Lieutenant Dillon has developed the internationally recognized L.O.C.K.U.P. ® Arrest and Control System. L.O.C.K.U.P. ® is a comprehensive approach, based on gross motor skill concepts, that actually reduces injuries to citizens and police officers. Lieutenant Dillon also developed the L.E.A.D.S.-Law Enforcement Active De-escalation Strategies curriculum course in 2007 which is also a nationally recognized communications program. It has been presented to officers in the states of FL, CT, RI, MA, ND, MN, MO, MI, SD, CO, AK, CA, AZ, WY TX and NM. Lieutenant Dillon, a highly sought-after speaker and trainer, has trained and consulted civilian and law enforcement use of force issues and programs throughout North America and Europe.

Eric Daigle

William Lewinski, Ph.D.
Force Science Institute

Dr. Lewinski is the co-founder and executive director of the Force Science ® Institute. He is a leading behavioral scientist whose work has focused on the intensive study of human dynamics involved in high stress, life-threatening encounters. He has a Ph.D. in Police Psychology and is a professor emeritus of Law Enforcement at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he taught for more than 28 years, was an L.E. Program Director and also chair of the Department of Government.

Kevin Dillon

Paul Taylor, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Denver

Paul Taylor is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver where he studies decision-making, human factors, and system safety in the context of police interactions with the public. He is also the founder and lead instructor for the Association of Force Investigators (AFI). Dr. Taylor has over ten years of practical law enforcement experience including time as a department training manager, patrol sergeant, and use-of-force instructor. He has delivered law enforcement related instruction for academy, field training, and advanced in-service audiences as well as graduate and undergraduate level courses. Dr. Taylor is actively engaged in law enforcement research and training across the United States and internationally.

Kevin Dillon

Josh Guthrie
Pennsylvania State Police

Josh Guthrie is a 24-year veteran of the Pennsylvania State Police. He is also a partner/owner at Force Analysis and Multimedia Review, LLC which provides services relative to the analysis of police use of force incidents. Josh is an A.C.T.A.R. accredited collision reconstructionist and a LEVA certified forensic video technician specializing in speed estimation from video data. Josh has served as a patrol officer, police instructor, and is currently assigned as a critical incident reconstructionist and multimedia specialist for his agency. During his time as an instructor, he has trained thousands of law enforcement officers in collision reconstruction, scene analysis, video examination and police use of force policy and tactics. He also provides court-ready digital evidence demonstratives for numerous District Attorney offices across the state of Pennsylvania.