The number of our fellow police officers being criminally prosecuted for a use of force is not going to slow down.

Learn what you need to know to defend yourself NOW!

Times have changed.  Police reform & social justice have caused the increase in police officers being charged.  The streets are becoming more and more dangerous.
The situation has left us concerned for our safety, freedom, and livelihood.
Like most officers, you’re unsure of the future.  I get it.

But, there’s a few things that can get you killed and you need to know them:

  • Parking your car and waiting to be sent to a call is not safer.  It makes you less skilled and fools you into thinking your in control of when calls go upside down.
  • Pretending that officer friendly can avoid danger in the face of violent individuals.
  • Worrying about getting hemmed up if you try to enforce the law or make the scene safe for yourself.


American Patrolman’s 2-day Defending Reasonable Force course is designed for patrolman that want to:

  • Trust in their own knowledge and skill
  • Avoid Criminal Prosecution
  • Avoid Internal Affairs
  • Avoid using unreasonable force.
  • Confidently use force on the street when necessary & avoid controversy.
  • Know they have the ability to articulate the legal & policy elements of force within 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 we 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 it and defended it.  I’ve consulted across the globe and in cases where officers were criminally charged or sued.

Criminal 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 how to avoid it.

Learn how to avoid the criminal prosecution 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:

  • Exactly what the role of Internal Affairs is
  • How excessive force cases are investigated
  • Why officers are sustained
  • How I.A. Investigators think.

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
  • Articulating Deadly Force
  • Errors in OIS Investigations
  • Controversial Shootings

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

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

Learn the techniques to conduct a force investigation to prove your force was reasonable in civil litigation and any internal investigation.  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

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 use or don’t 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 & Reaction

Decision Making Under Stress

Memory & Stress

Vision & Audible Limitations

Determining Reasonableness

Money Back Guarantee

We take the training of law enforcement officers serious.  I’ll guarantee that you will learn something 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 opinion by paying to attend the class, then determining if it was worth your money.

  • Each block of instruction cost thousands of dollars and at least dozens of hours to learn.
  • Simply request a refund within 7 days after the class and it’s done.
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