Foundational Principles of Force Science

A two-day class for Law Enforcement Professionals
November 14-15, 2019 8:00am-5:00pm
Aurora, Colorado
Sponsored by the Aurora Police Association Charitable Foundation

The Aurora Police Association Charitable Foundation is proud host the Force Science Institute for a 2-day course open to Law Enforcement Professionals on the Foundational Principals of Force Science.

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.

City Council Chambers at Aurora Municipal Center
15151 E. Alameda Pkwy
Aurora, CO 80012

This course will be held in the City Council Chambers at the Aurora Municipal Center on November 14th and 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both days.

Parking– Please park in the Visitor’s All Day parking at the Aurora Municipal Center

Class Location- Enter the Aurora Municipal Center. City Council Chambers are on the 1st floor.

Meals– The APA Charitable Foundation will sponsor lunch on Nov. 14th

Cost- Regular price for this 2-day Force Science Course is $495. With the generous support of the Aurora Police Association Charitable Foundation, this 2-day Force Science course is:
– Free for members of the Aurora Police Association
– $199 for General Registration


For more information about this class and the Force Science Institute, click here.

For additional registration information, contact Lena Emeson at or calling 303-363-0111 during regular business hours.