Force Science Foundational Class

2-Day Foundational Principles
of Force Science

Chicago, IL | December 3 - 4, 2019

Hosted at the Force Science Institute Training Center

This course is designed to clearly present, in a practical and understandable fashion, the results of the most cutting-edge research into the dynamics of human behavior during life-threatening encounters, and how the findings are applied to the law enforcement field.

Discover science-backed facts about some of the most controversial force issues, including:

  • How threatening suspects may be shot in the back by a well-trained officer who made a valid, lawful shooting decision.
  • Why officers, in high-adrenalin confrontations, will continue to fire what some commentators will judge as “unnecessary” rounds.
  • How to analyze video footage of force encounters and what you need to know about the limitations of cameras.
  • What popular tactics used by some officers trying to reduce lag time actually put the officers at greater risk.
  • How perceptual alterations and stress-induced memory gaps impact an officers’ ability to accurately recall incident details.
  • How quickly suspects can launch an attack and why officers and trainers must take Force Science speed studies into account when preparing for a confrontation.
  • How investigators can “mine” officers’ memories and avoid interviewing mistakes that can put the officer, the investigator, and the entire department in jeopardy.
  • What the most recent Force Science studies have to say about traffic stop assault response and officer movement, threats posed by prone subjects, the impact of exhaustion on officer memory and performance, and more.


Class Length
2 Days

2 Expert Instructors

Course Schedule
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

1 Hour Lunch on Your Own


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Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT

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Training Venue

2700 South River Road
Suite 300
Des Plaines, IL, 60018

Located on 3rd Floor

  • Complimentary Beverages AvailableFreshly Brewed Coffee, Tea, Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Water Bottle Filling Stations
  • WiFi Access
  • Afternoon Snack Mixes

Hotel Options

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago O’Hare Airport

2930 South River Road

Des Plaines, Illinois, 60018

Reservations: 847-296-8900


Comfort Inn O’Hare

2930 S River Rd

Des Plaines, IL 60018



What is Your Registration Policy?

Please note ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE FINAL. Cancellations will not be accepted. Substitution for a registered seat will be considered on a case-by-case basis. To discuss substituting a student, please call us directly at 1-866-683-1944.

Because of the limited seating, please wait for confirmation before making arrangements to attend.

What Payment Methods Do You Accept?

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

Please contact us directly at billing@forcescinece.org or call us 1-866-683-1944 for payment and billing questions.