Summit Instructors

Meet our instructors, register now, and join us December 1-3, 2020 at the Virtual Use of Force Summit.

Eric Daigle

Attorney Eric P. Daigle

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.

Training Sessions:

This opening keynote will set the tone for the 2020 DLG Use of Force Summit. 2020 will focus on identifying national issues, providing statistical clarity, and looking for a way forward together through legal protection, better policy, better training, and community involvement.
This keynote will discuss the importance of words and their interpretation, especially when it comes to interpreting actions in use of force incidents. Words matter, how you use them matters, and how you interpret them matters.
This keynote will review the legal standards applicable to policy, training, and supervison for the success of your department, ensuring that your members have the guidance, training, and knowledge to address the use of force challenges before them in today’s world.
This seminar will review the Court’s interpretation of De-Escalation and the clearly established law related to mental health response. The Courts often analyze the concepts regarding the need for using force and whether the use of force was related to the need to use force. Courts have a tendency to discuss De-Escalation in situations when officers are dealing with individuals known to have or that appear to be suffering from mental illness, or when individuals are suspected or are under the effects of excited delirium. This course will review the tactic of De-Escalation and its intent to place officers in a position of advantage when dealing with irrational, unpredictable, or suicidal persons.
This seminar will examine and identify common legal standards applicable to the Use of Force; specifically, the interpretation of words that are used every day in evaluating an officer’s use of force. Buzzwords include Necessity, De-escalation, Proportionality, and Incapacitation. This seminar will assess and interpret the legal standard that officers should use regarding the amount of force necessary and reasonable to accomplish lawful objectives and to control a situation, effect an arrest, overcome resistance to arrest, or to defend themselves or others from harm.
This seminar will focus on legal analysis, guidance and the interpretation of current laws addressing agency liability and current police practices in effective and constitutional operations. The training will review the legal standards applicable to Federal Civil Rights Law 42 U.S.C. §1983 by examining the legal standards applicable to Agency Liability pursuant to the holding of the United States Supreme Court in Monell v. Department of Social Services. This training will review the manner in which Agency liability is established and the importance of understanding the Deliberate Indifferent Standard, along with the Courts interpretation of the same.
This seminar examines the who, what, when, where, and why of interviews for force investigations. From the unique aspects and challenges of interviewing a law enforcement officer, to when an interview should be conducted after a critical incident, this seminar cuts through the controversy with a science-based approach for maximizing memory retrieval and communication.

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.

Training Session:

This keynote is to prepare supervisors, investigators, and management for the proper collecting methods for use of force reporting. This training session is designed for executives and command who assign, review, report, or investigate police use of force incidents. When it comes to use of force analysis, agencies should learn what to track and how to track/report use of force at a granular level. Most agencies use broad categories making it difficult to truly determine the amount, deployments, effectiveness and patterns of officer behavior and incidents. By learning to identify patterns and practices is the availability to prevent reasonable foreseeable incidents thus mitigating liability.

Paul Butler

Paul Butler is an internationally renowned speaker, presenter, instructor, and entertainer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication with a concentration in Culture and Communication, as well as an associate degree in Criminal Justice. He excels in the areas of motivation, leadership, customer service, and attitude empowerment. During his 27 years of law enforcement, he has been a public servant, training officer, sergeant, crisis negotiator, Chief of Police, and Chief Deputy. These opportunities have given him a unique perspective on a vast array of situations and circumstances that many people find themselves in every day. These experiences have helped him to develop the answers to questions and cures to problems most people are facing at work and in life on a continual basis. Paul became the Chief of Police of the Aynor Police Department at 22 years of age, making him the youngest police chief in the history of South Carolina.​

Training Session:

This motivational keynote will cover what it takes to be a good professional and highlight the power of being a good person. We will focus on how to take individual talents and apply them to a group setting to make an unstoppable and productive team. It is Butler’s belief that the ability to lead is present in everyone, regardless of your rank in an organization or irrespective of your situation in life. There are common characteristics that respected people and effective leaders share – most of these traits are developed by the individual rather than through the position you hold. This presentation will cover some of the most important leadership traits, as well as how each individual can use the lessons of yesterday to overcome the challenges of today and capitalize on the opportunities of tomorrow.

Grant Fredericks

Mr. Fredericks is a certified Forensic Video Analyst and video codec expert who has been instructing for the FBI National Academy on video and technology issues since 2002. He has provided technical assistance for the US Department of Justice, the National Institute of Justice, and more on high-profile investigations around the world. Grant specializes in the examination of video evidence in police User of Force Investigations.  His work as the Technical Manager for a 2011 criminal investigation, which involved over 5,000 hours of video, was awarded the IACP’s top award for Technical Advances in a Criminal Investigation. Grant is a former police officer and coordinator of the Vancouver, Canada, Police Department.

Training Sessions:

This seminar will provide investigators with guidance on how to effectively analyze video to identify hidden evidence in use of force investigations.
This keynote will examine many of the high profile cases that have formed the current rhetoric about police Use of Force. We will explore how effectively the news media secures video evidence, analyzes it, and quickly turns it around for public consumption. Without constraints for accuracy, and accountability, many broadcasters deliver their own powerful spin on the visual evidence, often determining the public mood and consolidating opinion against police. Participants will discover how some media outlets have developed their own forensic video teams with specialized capabilities, ensuring their subscribers are exposed to the visual information even before investigators are aware of its existence. We will also discuss policy recommendations and outline proven tactics for agencies to gain access to the most critical visual record of a police force event before the evidence blindsides senior police executives on the nightly news.
This seminar will review cases where video is misinterpreted based on a lack of knowledge and proper ability to evaluate the video evidence.

Commander Liam Duggan

William (Liam) Duggan is the Investigative/Administrative Commander with the Prior Lake Police Department in Minnesota. Cmdr. Duggan has a BS in Law Enforcement from Metropolitan State University-St. Paul and is a graduate of the Northwestern School of Staff and Command. He currently serves on the board of Advisors for the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association and as the Executive Director of Training and Development for the Special Operations Training Association. Cmdr. Duggan specializes in human performance factors analysis, training force options, firearms, arrest and control, and leadership development. Additionally, he is a certified Advanced Specialist in the Behavioral Analysis of Force Encounters through the Force Science Institute where he has been featured as Int’l conference teaching faculty and consults as an expert witness in use of force incidents and policing best practices. He is an international speaker and instructor for Calibre Press, NLEFIA, LOCKUP and LouKa Tactical.

Training Sessions:

This seminar will analyze recent use of force incidents by dissecting the behavior of the offender and more importantly, the potential thoughts and behavioral processes of the officer(s) involved. This seminar will place special consideration on poor or ill-advised tactics, ineffective communication, a lack of personal control, and/or a misunderstanding of acute stress that led the officer(s) to escalate the event unintentionally and unconsciously. With a goal of avoiding the avoidable, this seminar will work backwards from the moment force was used and honestly assess whether the officer, by action or lack of action, contributed to its ultimate need.
This seminar will focus on the demand for officers to make “the right” decision at all times. Human interactions under stress will never yield a perfect right or wrong outcome. Trainers, leaders, attorneys, and all involved in the process of preparing and evaluating police events need to understand what actually takes place and contributes to decisions under stress. This seminar will break apart the science we know today on decision making and how working the “art” of assisting that process may eventually lead to more ideal outcomes.

Attorney Eric R. Atstupenas

Eric Atstupenas presently serves as the General Counsel for the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association. He serves as a member at large on the IACP Legal Officers Section board, a member of the IACP Committee on Human and Civil Rights, associate member of the New England Association of Chiefs of Police and Central Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the Municipal Police Institute, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing training to law enforcement in Massachusetts. Eric is the author of several law enforcement training materials and has been published in the IACP’s Police Chief magazine. Eric has also worked extensively with Eric Daigle, Esq., the owner of Daigle Law Group, LLC, as a law enforcement consultant and trainer.

Training Sessions:

This seminar will discuss how the duty to intervene and bystander liability have suddenly become household terms across the country, with many civilians touting such concepts as innovative and revolutionary to the law enforcement profession. These terms are not new, however, and those actually in the profession know as much. This session will cover the concepts of the duty to intervene, applicable legal and policy standards, and modern approaches to these concepts.
This seminar will discuss the variety of potential injuries that law enforcement officers face during training or while performing their duties on the job. Agencies should be aware of some of the legal implications involved when officers are injured and how to navigate the potential minefields posed by those injuries.

Captain Sean Case

Captain Case has been involved in law enforcement since 1998, beginning his career with the Los Angeles Police Department and currently working for the Anchorage Police Department in Alaska.  In his eighteen-year career with the Anchorage Police Department, Captain Case has served in various roles including SWAT Officer, K9 handler, School Resource Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Internal Affairs Investigator, Patrol Shift Commander, and Patrol Division Captain.  Captain Case is a use of force instructor that includes developing, training, and implementing use of force standards, documentation, investigations, and department policies.

Training Sessions:

This seminar will review the concept of De-Escalation is here to stay! Though the concept has been around forever, we know the words we use can and should be used tactically to reduce the likelihood of using force.
This seminar will review challenges departments face to recruit, train, and retain our current generation of officers, including increased dependence on technology, an uncertain policing environment, and a generation of applicants with different values than our veteran officers.
This seminar will guide use of force review for field supervisors as well as common force scenarios facing our officers daily. Supervisors will be given a systematic approach to review non-deadly force used by patrol officers.
This seminar will cover a panel review process to ensure officers are using reasonable force, influence future training, address equipment needs, and make policy decisions. Force review boards connect policy, training, and force used in the field with the review process so departments can make necessary changes to force decisions made in the field.
This seminar will review what departments should be doing far in advance of a high profile use of force incident and remind ourselves of the mission in policing. Unfortunately, there is less to gain from attempting to explain this process and much more to gain from understanding why our force is being critically reviewed.

Attorney Carrie Hill

Carrie Hill is an attorney and national criminal justice consultant. She has dedicated her thirty-year career in providing criminal justice consulting and professional development seminars in correctional law to educate and empower those working in the correctional industry. She is the Chief Jail Advisor for the National Sheriffs’ Association and the Executive Director for the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association.

Training Sessions:

The Duty to intervene involves the obligation of deputies and officers to intervene when force is inappropriately applied or no longer required. Join Carrie Hill as she shares with the standard for use of force and the theory of bystander liability in the correctional setting. Understanding the law and having legal based policies and procedures can protect you, your colleagues and those persons under your care.
Now more than ever, the discussion surrounding the use of force is critical for all commanders and staff. This seminar will discuss the legal developments in the use of force including an extensive review of the Kingsley case. Discussions will include how the public’s perception of the use of force has changed over the years with an emphasis on legal based report writing, the duty to intervene and de-escalation efforts. The impact of video will also be a focal point as well as the importance of consistency in training throughout the entire agency.

Lewis “Von” Kliem, MCJ, JD, LL.M.

With nearly 30 years in the criminal justice profession, Von worked as a civilian police officer, attorney, educator, and author. Von is the executive editor of the Force Science News, a senior policy attorney for Lexipol, and is co-owner of Von Kliem Consulting, LLC, where he trains and consults on constitutional policing, use of force analysis, crisis communications, and trauma-informed interviewing. Von is licensed to practice law in VA and KS.

Training Sessions:

It is no longer enough to tell officers to de-escalate “when feasible.” In this seminar, Force Science’s Von Kliem will provide a simple strategy that prepares officers to expertly explain when it is reasonable for them to stop talking and force compliance. Attendees will be introduced to the legal, practical, and behavioral concepts that bridge de-escalation, persuasion, and the use-of-force.

William J. Lewinski, Ph.D.

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.

Training Sessions:

The Human Dynamics and Conflict Resolution seminar is an introduction to the psychological and physiological factors that affect threat assessment, sensory perception, decision, performance, and memory during high-stress and life-threatening law enforcement encounters. Up-to-date material will impact the way participants plan their approaches to demanding situations, allowing them to maximize public and personal safety.

Mickey H. Osterreicher

Mickey H. Osterreicher serves as general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). He is an award-winning photojournalist with over forty years’ experience in print and broadcast and has been a uniformed reserve deputy sheriff with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) since 1976. Osterreicher was a member of the IACP Public Recording of Police advisory committee and helped draft the manuals and provide training on this issue. He has also instructed at previous Ise of Force Summits as well as numerous annual IACP and National Sheriffs Association (NSA) meetings and provided training on this subject to many law enforcement agencies nationwide, including: Washington, D.C., Tampa, Cleveland, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Denver and Milwaukee. He is also certified under the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) honored him in 2015 as a “Fellow of the Society,” the highest professional honor given by the Society for extraordinary contribution to the profession.

Training Sessions:

The seminar will present an informative program about the rights and limitations of journalists and citizens to photograph and record police officers and first responders performing their official duties in public. The discussion will include First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights, search and seizure, exigent circumstances, qualified immunity, media-crowd management, and prohibitions against the destruction or deletion of files and recordings within the framework of departmental policies. A discussion of case law supporting these rights tempered by valid time, place, and manner restrictions will include the most recent cases and rulings as well as compliance with U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) Statements of Interest.

Lieutenant David Pearson

David Pearson is a lieutenant with Fort Collins Police Services in Fort Collins, Colorado. He has been a law enforcement instructor since 1996 and has taught a variety of topics to include officer safety, SWAT tactics, active shooter and incident command. Since 2005, David has been an instructor for the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) and is the main instructor for the NTOA’s Less Lethal Instructor course. Since 2013, he has served in the role of Less Lethal Section Chair for the NTOA. In 2017, David started his company, Rocky Mountain Blue Line Consulting, LLC, and provides expert witness assistance and consulting.

Training Sessions:

This seminar will examine the increased scrutiny on law enforcement when dealing with suicidal subjects. Agencies are trying to answer whether they should go on these calls, can they use force, and is there a time when they should walk away. This seminar will cover some potential options, like co-responder programs, reviewing foundational law enforcement concepts, the use of less lethal options, and understanding the laws associated with these types of calls. Participants will leave with the knowledge about our “duty to protect”, the Community Care Doctrine, and Emergency Aid Doctrine. We will discuss de-escalation and how to properly apply the concept when negotiating these difficult incidents. We will discuss the use of a tactical team and when and if they should be used on a non-criminal event. Regardless of experience, participants should walk away with additional tools to help make them successful when dealing with suicidal subjects.

John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D.

John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D. serves as president of the Institute for the Prevention of In-custody Deaths, Inc. and as Executive Director of the Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, Inc. A former law enforcement administrator, police officer, and deputy sheriff, he has published over 250 articles, 5 texts, and is an experienced instructional designer. A former member of the United States Secret Service Defensive Tactics Advisory Panel, he is also an expert witness who has qualified in international, federal, and state courts.

Training Sessions:

This seminar will discuss how inappropriate breathing is often temporal to a sudden, in-custody death. Officers need to know how to identify inappropriate breathing in individuals under their care, custody, and control. Interventions will also be discussed.

Captain Joseph Race, Esq.

Joseph A. Race is a Captain with the Madison (CT) Police Department and commands the Administrative Division which includes training, public information, special events and accreditation. Mr. Race led the Madison Police Department through a successful dual CALEA accreditation for both law enforcement and public safety communications, making the Madison Police Department the only Connecticut agency to hold such distinction. Mr. Race also guided the Madison Police Department though successful State of Connecticut Accreditation and reaccreditations. Mr. Race is a graduate of the Quinnipiac University School of Law and was a practicing member of both the New York and Connecticut state bars as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Mr. Race is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s 76th Command Officers Development Course and the 270th Session of the FBI National Academy.

Training Sessions:

This seminar will review the new and updated CALEA standards issued in August 2020 related to Use of Force.

Commander Jeff Selleg

Commander Jeff Selleg has worked in law enforcement since 1996 and is currently assigned as the lead tactical commander for Valley Regional SWAT.  Jeff has been assigned to Valley Regional SWAT since October of 2000 and has held the roles of entry officer, police sniper, sniper team leader, entry team leader, and commander.  Besides these roles, he is a certified explosive breacher, HazMat Technician, Firearms instructor, Less-Lethal instructor, and Emergency Driving Instructor. Additionally, holds positions as the President of the Washington State Tactical Officer’s Association and the NTOA’s Tactical Leadership Committee Chair.

Training Sessions:

This seminar will examine the purpose and functions of the risk assessment matrix. The panelists will discuss the background, history, and foundational purpose of the matrix.

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver where he studies decision making, human performance, and system safety in the context of use-of-force encounters. He was a lead instructor for the Force Science Institute certification course (Attention & Decision-Making) and the Advanced Specialist course. Paul has over ten years of practical law enforcement experience including time as a department training manager, patrol sergeant, and use-of-force instructor. He is a Colorado POST certified train-the-trainer, an IADLEST Certified Instructor, and a subject matter expert on the Colorado POST Curriculum Committee. Paul has delivered law enforcement instruction for academy, field training, and advanced in-service audiences as well as graduate and undergraduate level courses. He is actively engaged in law enforcement research and training across the United States and regularly presents at both academic and practitioner conferences.

Training Sessions:

This seminar will focus on the fact that law enforcement use of deadly force has become one of the most visible and controversial aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system. Yet, most police involved deaths never rise to the level of public consciousness. The controversy and public discourse tend to center on handful of cases in which the outcome does not seem match the actual threat the officer faced in hindsight. These cases often involve elements of human error and are typically investigated against a backdrop of intense political, public, and organizational scrutiny. This seminar explores strategies for investigating and/or reviewing these difficult cases.
This seminar examines the impact of pre-event information on officer decision-making and use of force outcomes. Using the results of several large experimental studies and a number of real world case studies, you’ll learn about how priming and confirmation bias affect decision-making during critical incidents and strategies for accounting for them during the investigative process.
This seminar examines the who, what, when, where, and why of interviews for force investigations. From the unique aspects and challenges of interviewing a law enforcement officer, to when an interview should be conducted after a critical incident, this seminar cuts through the controversy with a science-based approach for maximizing memory retrieval and communication.

Assistant Chief Lawrence A. Terra, Esq.

Assistant Chief Lawrence A. Terra, Esq. is a highly trained and professionally diverse law enforcement officer, admitted to legal practice in the State of Connecticut. Chief Terra is currently an administrator at a medium sized Connecticut police department where he is responsible for the Administrative Services Division. With over thirty -three (33) years of experience comprised of thirteen (13) years as a municipal police officer and twenty (20) years as a Connecticut state trooper, in combination with his academia experience as a college educator and coupled with his Connecticut certification as a law enforcement trainer, he offers a unique wealth of knowledge and expertise as a member of the legal team and cadre of DLG subcontractors.

Training Sessions:

This seminar will focus on the police crisis that we face today regarding an ever growing lack of trust and confidence from our communities. We will review factors that influence public opinion of the police and how to build trust equity. Sticking with our theme of moving forward we will also cover how to impact public opinion of the police and how to colloborate with key stakeholders.

Chief Mike Whalen, Esq. (Ret)

Mike Whalen is currently a consultant with Daigle Law Group, LLC after retiring from 38 years in law enforcement.  Mike spent 18 years as a Police Chief in 3 agencies –Connecticut State Capitol Police, Farmington, CT PD and Dennis, MA PD.  He spent the first 20 years of his law enforcement career as a police officer with the City of Hartford.  During his career he served as an Operator and Team Leader on the Hartford Emergency Response Team and Control Chief for the Cape Cod Regional Law Enforcement Council SWAT Team. He also served as a Patrol Supervisor, Watch Commander, Supervisor in Major Crimes and the Department Advocate overseeing the Department’s Discipline and Civil Liability cases. His current pursuits include reviewing and drafting department directives to meet state and national accreditation standards and assisting tactical teams incorporate procedures that meet the NTOA standards for tactical teams, through Daigle Law Group, LLC.

Training Sessions:

This seminar will discuss updates regarding noise-flash diversionary devices and the best practices around using them.

Chief Terri Wilfong (Ret)

Terri Wilfong has 33 years of law enforcement experience. She served in the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Kentucky State Police and the Jefferson County Police Department. She was assigned to multiple units including Criminal Investigation, Internal Affairs, Accreditations Manager and the Hostage Negotiations Team. Ms. Wilfong served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the first command staff of the Louisville Metro Police Department. In 2006, she retired from Louisville Metro and became Chief of Police for the City of Greenville, South Carolina in 2007. Ms. Wilfong has presented to the IACP, Southern Police Institute, local government hearings and both public and private entities. She served as the IACP Chair of the Crime Prevention Committee and the Conference Committee. She recently retired as Chief of Police after a 7-year tenure.

Training Sessions:

The seminar will discuss the obstacle to cultural progress due to toxic leaders and the effects of this leadership style. Case studies from the military of soldiers who served under toxic leaders will be examined. Behaviors and qualities that make a leader toxic will be discussed as well as what stimulates a leader’s toxicity. Solutions and antidotes of toxic leaders will be evaluated for the long-term health of the organization.

Lieutenant Alan Yu

Lieutenant Alan Yu is a Watch Commander for the Oakland Police Department and currently serving in the Information and Technology division. From 2011-2016, he served as OPD’s Lead Force Investigator, promoted to Force Investigations Commander and then Internal Affairs Commander. Lieutenant Yu investigated, reviewed, and/or presented all of Oakland’s Officer Involved Shootings and In Custody Incidents from 2010 to 2016. He has conducted training on Use of Force Investigations, Officer Involved Shootings/Investigations, Electronic Control Weapons, Community Policing and Racial Profiling. He has received certification from the Force Science Institute and Force Encounters Analysis from the California Training Institute.

Training Sessions:

This seminar will discuss preparing an internal OIS investigation of the highest quality and fairness of investigation.

Captain Brian Zawilinski (Ret)

Mr. Zawilinski is a retired Investigator from the CT Department of Correction. He retired at the rank of Captain and served as the agency’s subject matter expert on use of force for over a decade – often being called upon to review and determine if such incidents required additional investigation. For over twenty-five years, he served as an Instructor or Instructor-Trainer in various topics to include Administrative Investigations, Firearms, Tactical Operations, Leadership, Defensive Tactics, Use of Force/Legal Aspects, Chemical Weapons, Baton and as an adjunct instructor for the agency’s Fugitive Recovery Team (FRT). He is a certified Force Science analyst and has received certifications from several organizations that specialize in interview and interrogation techniques, de-escalation tactics, psychology of conflict, use of force and legal aspects. He is currently the owner/principal consultant of Custody Consulting LLC which offers expert witness, policy/curriculum review and training in correctional based applications.

Training Sessions:

This seminar will apply the eight Kingsley factors when building a UOF report form and when supervising and reviewing staff’s UOF.
This seminar will help your department create and maintain high standards and practices regarding pre-planned UOF incidents. Given that this is not spontaneous UOF, but rather pre-planned, there is very little margin for error.
This seminar will focus on the review and necessary updates to your department’s equipment, training standards, and criteria on how often these items are used.

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We are faced with challenges of policy and training, and how they relate to Law Enforcement’s Use of Force.  Working together we will continue to educate ourselves in order to better protect our communities. Learn with us at this year's Virtual Use of Force Summit.