Use of Force; Policy Matters (pre and post-incident) :
As a Use of Force instructor for the past several years, as well as an expert in human factors and an experienced video analyst, I have seen first-hand the critical differences between the intended purpose of a policy and how that policy is actually applied in the aftermath of a critical incident, particularly where an officer is expected to use reasonable tactics and objectively reasonable force. This is true especially for the pressing subject matter of police-involved Use of Force.
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Article #1 (Use of Force; Policy Matters (pre and post-incident): HERE
Article #2 (How do we use policy after the fact: (hindsight analytics, investigations, review.): HERE
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.