October 26 – 27, 2022


Washington County Sheriff’s Office Training Center

600 SW Walnut Street
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Course Schedule

8 AM to 5 PM MT

1 Hour Lunch on Your Own




IADLEST National Certification Program™

  • 16 Training Hours
  • 1 Expert Instructor

Understand the Critical Factors & Human Performance Involved in Use of Force Decisions

Hosted by

Washington County Sheriff's Office

The Force Encounters law enforcement training program is an introduction to the psychological and physiological factors that affect threat assessment, sensory perception, decision, performance, and memory. The course applies these concepts to high-stress and life-threatening encounters in a law enforcement context. The latest version of the course includes up-to-date material that will change the way participants view video recordings, such as those from body cams.
  • How attention, decision-making and response dynamics influence reaction time.
  • How adrenaline, attention and trigger speed affect shooting performance.
  • How video recordings' capabilities and limitations may affect viewer perception of events.
  • How popular firearm tactics can increase the risk of armed encounters.
  • How critical incidents can affect memory.
  • How investigators can improve the accuracy of recall in interview subjects.
  • How the speed of assault influences de-escalation strategies and tactics.
  • How the speed of assault, prone threats, attention and exhaustion can affect traffic stop and investigative approaches.
  • How the aforementioned factors can affect the memory and performance of all participants in a critical incident.


Washington County Sheriff’s Office Training Center
600 SW Walnut Street
Hillsboro, OR 97123



Embassy Suites Hillsboro
9355 NE Tanasbourne Dr
Hillsboro, OR 97124

Phone: 503-718-0007

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