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VirTra and Force Science Institute Partner to Advance Law Enforcement Officer Training

VirTra, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTSI), a global provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational, and commercial markets, has partnered with Force Science Institute to create realistic training and education for law enforcement officers, which is backed by the science of human performance. The formal partnership builds on the two companies’ relationship, which was...
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New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police

Force Science to Present at New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police

Dr. Bill Lewinski will kick off the 107th Annual Training Conference and Police/Security Expo for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police on Tuesday, June 25, in Atlantic City, NJ. The Conference combines prominent speakers and training professionals, high-profile incident reviews, and valuable leadership insights for police executives. The Annual Police/Security Expo is one of...
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National Use-of-Force Data Collection

Force Science Institute Supports National Use-of-Force Data Collection

The Force Science Institute joins the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in their support for the FBI’s National Use-of-Force Data Collection.  Dr. Bill Lewinski, executive director and principle researcher for the Force Science Institute, had this to say: The foundation of any profession is the unique body of information possessed and utilized by...
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Safe Street Encounters

Safe Street Encounters: Threats, Human Performance Dynamics & the Law – View On Demand

From 2008 to 2017, more than half a million law enforcement officers were assaulted—most by people using personal weapons. While each incident is unique, this trend points toward the need for safer contact and interview techniques. The key to making such encounters safer: effective conflict communications. This webinar will focus on the importance of proper...
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Charles Remsberg

Charles Remsberg Retires as Editor in Chief of Force Science News

After penning nearly 400 Force Science News articles, long-time editor in chief, Charles Remsberg, has retired.  Although Mr. Remsberg is no longer a formal member of the Force Science team, the Remsberg classroom, located in the Force Science Institute’s Chicago office, will continue to commemorate his immeasurable contributions. Many of you know Mr. Remsberg and...
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Officer Involved Shootings with Pistol Red Dot Sights – National Survey

The National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association is conducting a national online survey of officer involved shootings involving pistol-mounted red dot sights.  This 5-10 minute survey is designed to collect data on pistol and sight characteristics, pre-incident and training information, incident details, and performance. Local, state, and federal law enforcement who have been involved in...
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Force Science Reader Feedback

Officer Request for Input From Force Science Readers

Sergeant Mike Miller, Cincinnati Police Department, is seeking recommendations for reading materials that can effectively prepare officers for promotional exams.  Sgt. Miller is interested in materials to prepare for first-line supervisory positions, as well as executive level positions. If you have recommendations for Mike, he would appreciate your help! You may send your suggestions to...
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Do You Know someone worthy of the LEO Hall of Fame?

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame Award, open to any active, retired, or deceased peace officer in the US or Canada. “We’re looking for potential honorees whose actions and accomplishments show that they’ve gone beyond the call of duty to make a difference through their career,” says...
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