April 25 – 29, 2022


Westlake City Recreation Center

28955 Hilliard Blvd
Westlake, OH 44145

Course Schedule

Monday – Thursday

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Local Time
1-Hour Lunch on Your Own


8:30 AM to 1:00 PM Local Time




Force Science Analyst Certification

40 Training Hours

9 Expert Instructors


Where Human Performance
Meets Law Enforcement

Hosted by Westlake Police Department

Uncovering the scientific realities surround officer performance under stress, action/reaction time, memory, decision-making and more in complex, rapidly unfolding encounters.

The Force Science Certification Course is designed to help you:

  • Develop understanding of officer performance
  • Revolutionize your training programs
  • Support community and media relation efforts
  • Counter unfounded accusations of misconduct
  • Enhance investigations
  • Inform policy decisions
  • Improve post-event interviews
  • Evaluate tactics and force options


Westlake City Recreation Center
28955 Hilliard Blvd
Westlake, OH 44145



Hyatt Place Cleveland/Westlake/Crocker Park
2020 Crocker Road
Westlake, OH 44145

Reservations: 440-871-3100

$109/night if booked by March 25, 2022

Includes Free Breakfast, Parking & WiFi

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Registration Support

We’re available Monday – Friday

9 AM – 5 PM CT

Frequently Asked Questions

Is group participation expected?

An essential part of the Force Science Certification process is interactive participation with students. At registration, class participants will receive a coursebook that, in addition to materials related to each block of instruction, will include detailed evidentiary information related to an actual officer-involved shooting case students will “investigate.”

Each day immediately following class, an instructor will facilitate an intensive group discussion exercise in the classroom with the entire student body centered on applying the information taught each day to that case. The instructor will pose compelling questions related to the case in a Socratic, “guided discovery” fashion designed to help students tap into their newly acquired knowledge and apply it in a practical, real-world fashion likely to be mirrored in their own professional activities. This exercise will also allow the instructor to further elaborate on a number of the topics covered that day in class.

The class is designed to be a highly interactive experience to allow students to make practical applications of what they’ve learned, just as they would in a real investigative setting.

Will I need to take an exam?

Yes. Participants will need to complete a two-part open book and practical exam provided through our online Learning Management System (LMS). Access will be given after the course concludes on Friday at 1 PM local time. Instructions on how to log in will be sent to your email provided during the registration process. A passing score of ≥ 70% on each exam is needed to earn the Force Science Analyst certification.

What is your cancellation policy?

Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 30 days before a scheduled class start date. This gives us the opportunity to find a replacement for your seat.

Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the course start date are eligible to receive a full tuition credit that can be applied toward any future Force Science Institute training event or 100% refund, less a $150 processing fee.

Cancellations made less than 30 days in advance are not eligible for a refund. You will have the option to transfer your registration to another person who can attend the course or receive a full tuition credit for future use.

No refunds or credits will be given for no shows.

All cancellation or transfer requests need to be submitted to training@forcescience.org

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept checks, credit cards, PayPal, money orders, and bank wires.

Please contact us directly at help@forcescience.org or call us 1-800-526-9444 for payment and billing questions.