Consistency in a critical incident is often lost in the unpredictable actions of others and the infinite number of possible responses by the officer.
Gathering factual data is the focus; the interview process must be conducted with deep communication skills, i.e., thoughtful open-ended questions, and deep open-minded listening.The interview should be conducted with an understanding of human factors, performance issues, memory, human limitations, and complexity of the evidence.
Sgt.Jamie Borden (Ret.) has been court certified as an expert in police use-of-force in the following topics related to controversial police incidents; Police Performance Factors and Dynamics, Forensic Video Examination and review, Police Training, Policy & Procedure, & Decision-Making related to Officer-Involved critical incidents. Sgt. Borden retired as Sergeant over the Training Division and the Use-of-Force Training & Analysis Unit (UFTAU) after spending 8 years specializing in Use-of-Force training, policy writing and periodic policy reviews. Sgt. Borden created UFTAU which focused on the investigation, review and analysis of all departmental UOF incidents. Since retirement in 2018 - Jamie has handled 150+ high-profile cases across the country as an expert consultant. Currently, CIR has developd training specific to the application of human factors related to police performance, police investigations, the Cognitive Interview, Video Review and Examination, and the Leadership Perspective regarding the internal reveiw, analysis & adjudication process. Jamie was a senior and lead intstructor for the Force Sceince Institute for nearly a decade before training and lecturing under the umbrella of CIR with collegue and co-founder Paul Taylor, PhD.