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Do you trust the system will be fair after a use of force?

Learn what experts know about controversial use of force and rely on your own skill.

Let's meet in Kingsville, Maryland in. Dec 14-15:
Whether you’re distrustful, have seen someone burned, or you’re the kind of cop that takes responsibility for their own training, we’re gonna go step by step through what you need to know to create your own safety, stay out of Internal Affairs and off the radar of prosecutors.

But…We only have space for 35 people!  That’s it.


Times have changed.  Police reform & social justice have caused the increase in discipline, terminations or  officers being charged.
The streets are out of control and politicians and prosecutors are running on promises to “hold officers accountable.”
Nobody wants to be on the news or caught up in the drama of a high profile incident.  But here’s the problem:
  • Parking your car and waiting to be sent to a call is not safer.  It fools you into thinking you’re in control of when calls go upside down.
  • Trying to be officer friendly (to avoid the scrutiny) in the face of dangerous people will get you hurt.
  • Worrying about getting hemmed up if you try to enforce the law or make the scene safe for yourself will also get you hurt.
The explosion of lawsuits and prosecutions of officers have made body-worn video, police performance, and decision making all “super technical” skills that few cops and agencies have.
These skills are exorbitantly expensive to learn and take months to years to learn.
If you don’t already have these skills right now, and your agency doesn’t have them…who’s going to look out for you when things get hot?  Who’s going to teach the prosecutors about the technical issues or explain to them what’s normal?


Defending Reasonable Force course is designed for patrolman that need to:

  • Look out for their safety and the safety of their fellow officers
  • Confidently, and without hesitation, use force on the streets when necessary & avoid controversy while doing it
  • Trust in their own knowledge and skill surrounding UoF
  • Avoid Criminal Prosecution
  • Avoid Internal Affairs
  • Avoid using unreasonable force
  • Know they have the ability to articulate the legal & policy elements of force in the report.
  • Have the peace of mind knowing they can defend their actions in Internal Affairs, depositions, or at trial after using reasonable force
  • Learn what the experts know about use of force

Why should I listen to you?

Half of my nearly 24 years in policing were dedicated to use of force issues.  From investigating use of force, to representing officers in internal investigations of unreasonable force, I’ve been around the block.
Most importantly when it comes to force,  I’ve used it, taught it, investigated and defended it.
I’ve consulted across the globe and in cases where officers were criminally charged, sued, fired, or unjustifiably accused of unreasonable force..

You’re Going to Learn:

Controversial Use of Force

After years of investigating and consulting on use of force cases, we know what causes controversy after a force incident.

  • Learn what can make reasonable force unreasonable (It’s science)
  • What makes administrators squirm
  • How to preemptively spot controversy
  • See real-life examples of each type

PROSECUTION OF COPS: This is one of the most pressing issue facing police officers on the streets.  Due to politics, social justice and police reform, officers are being prosecuted.

We’ll go step by step and show you how it happens and what you can do to avoid prosecution befor after a use of force incident, and the resources available for you if things go upside down.

  • Why officers are often charged (Hint: It’s rarely for unreasonable force)
  • How cases against officers are often put together
  • How policy and training is used against you
  • The role of experts

Internal Investigations & Allegations of Excessive Force

Learn to come out on top or avoid the likelihood of ending up in I.A. at all. Learn:
  • How excessive force cases are investigated
  • Why officers are sustained
  • How I.A. Investigators think
  • How to properly prepare

Officer Involved Shootings & Deadly Force

See what often happens in an OIS, the investigative process and what to expect afterwards.

  • Articulating Deadly Force
  • Errors in OIS Investigations
  • Controversial Shootings
  • Properly preparing to provide a statement
  • When you should re-consider providing a statement

  • When you should and should not watch the video

  • Alternative methods for providing a statement

L.E. Officers Killed & Assaulted

Each year approximately 60,000 cops are assaulted and about 300+ ARE SHOT. Learn what we know about how cops are hurt or killed in America.

  • This isn’t fear based training!  These are facts provided by the FBI.
  • Pre-Assualt Indicators & Their Myths
  • Confessions of Cop Killers
  • The dangers of Officer Friendly & DeEscalation

Force Investigations

A good force investigation will save you.  Learn the techniques to conduct your own  force investigation in the field and prove your force was reasonable to your command, during any internal investigation and in civil litigation and .  Collect evidence from:

  • Witnesses Interviews
  • Surveillance
  • Pictures from the scene
  • Suspect Interviews

Report Writing

Writing a good use of force report is an art.  It can save you years of heartache…or cause you years of heartache.  Learn to write the important elements into the report.

  • What information to cite
  • Write the report so it reads like a story and not a manual
  • Important articulation for each type of force used.
  • Force the reader to see your perspective
  • Techniques to write the best report

Electronic Control  & Less Lethal Weapons

Articulate and document the proper use of electronic control weapons, batons, and O.C. spray.  You’ll also see these tools used unreasonably.

  • Why is it unsafe to use Tasers and Less Lethal in many circumstances.

  • How to articulate when you do or do not use them.

Human Performance Under Stress

Learn about Human Factors, the science of human performance in critical incidents.  We’ll discuss the field of research by groups such as the Force Science Institute® and others.  You’ll learn:


Stress & Performance


Action v. Reaction

Decision Making Under Stress

Vision & Audible Limitations

Determining Reasonableness

Price: $297

I take the training of law enforcement officers serious.  I’ll guarantee that you will learn at least one thing that alone is worth the price of the course.
I’m not asking you to take a risk with your money. I’m asking you to make a fully informed decision by paying to attend the class, then determining if it was worth your money.
A.P. has also set it up so you can make payments for this class using Afterpay if necessary.
  • Each block of instruction cost thousands of dollars and at least dozens of hours to learn.  But you’re not paying that.
  • Simply request a refund within 7 days of finishing the training and it’s done.
  • Email with a subject line of Refund.
  • You’ll get an email verifying your refund.  That’s it.
Seal of the Money back guarantee

What’s Included In This Training:

  • 16 hours of never been heard before, entertaining, and career saving info.
  • The online version of selected topics in the class (For 60 days after the date of training).
  • Key Articulation Prompts (downloadable PDF):  What information is important to articulate after a use of force in the various scenarios patrol officers will find themselves in.
  • Force Investigations Template for Patrol (downloadable PDF):  This template will explain what information is important to capture while still on the scene of a use of force to later show your actions were reasonable..  It will also guide you through interviews, documenting the scene and the later documenting of the incident.
  • Developing Use of Force Expertise Guide (downloadable PDF):  A guide to the steps an officer can take to develop their knowledge and skills in police use of force to make them a subject matter expert.

All for $297

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What you’ll need:

  • Save your seat by registering today (We’ll send you the location of the class)
  • Bring a notebook to take plenty of notes
  • Bring hard copies of the following policies:
    • De-Escalation
    • Use of Force
    • Taser
    • Internal Investigation
    • Any collective bargaining agreement that outlines internal investigations

These policies are not to share with the group.  We’re going to pinpoint the most important parts of your policies that you absolutely MUST know.  These are policies points most likely to lead you to IA or to be used against you in court.

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Agency won’t pay for training?
Most agencies won’t pay for the people closest to the danger and most likely to be involved in controversial incidents.  I paid for my own training for the first half of my career.
I’ve set it up that you can make payments if necessary.  At check out, select Afterpay and it will divide the payments into 4 installments.

Is there a Hotel you recommend?
We don’t have a host hotel, but this one looks pretty good and includes breakfast.  Holiday Inn Express