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July 2014 AELE Studies

AELE You can view this bulletin in color, with live links, at http://www.aele.org/alert-email.html   1. New article: A Rational Foundation for Use of Force Policy, Training and Assessment. (recommended reading)   View at http://www.aele.org/START.pdf   2. Congressional research report: Body Armor for Law Enforcement Officers (May 2014).   View at http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43544.pdf   3.... 

August 12, 2014 | Read the story »
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Force Science Study Update – Can cops avoid “extra” shots & resistance/UOF affect accuracy of sobriety testing

I. Can cops really avoid “extra” shots? A realistic research review A flashpoint of controversy in some officer-involved shootings is when officers do not immediately cease fire the moment a deadly threat ends and they are no longer in mortal danger. An officer’s ability to instantly stop pulling the trigger once a “stop shooting” signal becomes... 

July 22, 2014 | Read the story »
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Reid 4 Day Training – Interview and Interrogation Technique

4-Day Interview and Interrogation Technique – Tempe, AZ Seminar Description:The 4 day combined program consists of our 3 day regular seminar followed by our 1 day advanced seminar. Seminar Notes / Schedule: > Register For this Seminar If you have any questions please call our Chicago office at 800-255-5747 ext 14 or ext 24. Fees: 1 Person $770 ; 2-4 people $670 each;... 

July 17, 2014 | Read the story »
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June 2014 AELE Studies

AELE You can view this bulletin in color, with live links, at http://www.aele.org/alert-email.html   1. Law review article: The Constitutionality of Stop-and-Frisk in New York City, by David Rudovsky & Lawrence Rosenthal, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 117 (2013).   View at http://www.pennlawreview.com/debates/index.php?id=49   Also see, “Investigative Contacts.”   View... 

June 12, 2014 | Read the story »
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New study: “No fatal risk” in proning out violent resisters

New study: “No fatal risk” in proning out violent resisters In a new, broad-based study of violently resisting suspects, a prominent researcher has found that restraint in the prone position produces no fatal adverse effects, even when Taser shocks, weight on the subject’s back, and hobbling are employed by officers to gain control. “No method of control... 

May 1, 2014 | Read the story »
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Force Science Institute details reasons for delaying interviews with OIS survivors

Force Science Institute details reasons for delaying interviews with OIS survivors As you know, the Force Science Institute in its Certification Course (visit www.forcescience.org for more details) and in public statements advocates that officers who have been involved in shootings or other high-intensity events should be allowed a recovery period of at least 48 hours before... 

May 1, 2014 | Read the story »
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May 2014 AELE case notes and publications alert

You can view this bulletin in color, with live links, at http://www.aele.org/alert-email.html   1. New PERF publication: The Police Response to Active Shooter Incidents (Mar. 2014).   View at http://www.policeforum.org/assets/docs/Critical_Issues_Series/the%20police%20response%20to%20active%20shooter%20incidents%202014.pdf   2. New NIJ publication: Body-Worn... 

May 1, 2014 | Read the story »
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AHPA proud to sponsor Supervisor Leadership Institute August 11-15th, 2014

AHPA is proud to sponsor the Supervisor Leadership Institute August 11-15th, 2014 in Tucson.  Find out more information below! Pictures from the event: jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery("#ngg-slideshow-38-3631-1").nggSlideshow( {id: 38,fx:"fade",width:320,height:240,domain: "http://www.ahpa.com/",timeout:10000}); }); CLICK HERE to download the PDF: AHPA Sponsored... 

April 1, 2014 | Read the story »
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AELE April 2014 Training

You can view this bulletin in color, with live links, at http://www.aele.org/alert-email.html   1. AELE has a new Monthly Law Journal article: Civil Liability for the Use of Pepper Spray, Tear Gas, and Chemical Agents.   View at http://www.aele.org/law/2014-04MLJ101.html   2. The Apr. 2014 issues of AELE’s three periodicals have been uploaded.   The... 

March 27, 2014 | Read the story »
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AELE March 2014 Training

AELE You can view this bulletin in color, with live links, at http://www.aele.org/alert-email.html   1. IACP article: Police Licensing and Revocation, by Thomas Jurkanin, Ph.D. (Feb. 2014).   View at http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display&article_id=3266&issue_id=22014   2.AELE has a new Monthly Law Journal article on... 

February 26, 2014 | Read the story »
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FREE Training for AHPA members: The Winning Mind by JD Buck Savage

APA sponsored “The Winning Mind” by Dave Smith and Associates on March 27 and 28, 2014 in Mesa is FREE for all AHPA members.  The registration site is http://apawinningmind.eventzilla.net Registration is now open for the event.  We have two days (8 hours each), which should allow many of our members to attend FREE OF CHARGE. More info on the training and JD Buck... 

January 9, 2014 | Read the story »
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FORCE SCIENCE (Your LDF Resource) New Study – Mental imagery boosts shooting accuracy under threat

FORCE SCIENCE I. New study: Mental imagery boosts shooting accuracy under threat A new study showing that simple mental imagery can help LEOs to keep their shooting skills from deteriorating in high-threat encounters has been reported by researchers in the Netherlands. At that country’s national police academy, university scientists in the disciplines of human behavior... 

December 19, 2013 | Read the story »
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AELE December 2013 Training Publication

1. AELE was sent a 7-page article on the use of force by campus security officers. It was written by Dr. Matthew Stiehm, who is an AELE Certified Litigation Consultant.   View at http://www.aele.org/Stiehm_UoF.pdf   2. The Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths funded a study on the safety of the WRAP restraint system. The full report can be purchased at... 

December 3, 2013 | Read the story »
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The Reid Technique of Interviewing & Interrogation – January 28-31, 2014

The Reid Technique of Interviewing & Interrogation January 28- 31, 2014 Gilbert AZ Seville Golf & Country Club 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (first day registration 8:00 am) http://www.reid.com   More About The Event: Learn More About The Reid Technique Meet the Instructor You Will Learn Event Fees More Available Training Power Point Presentations     -What... 

December 3, 2013 | Read the story »
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November 2013 Americans for Effective Law Enforcement Training Materials

November 2013 Americans for Effective Law Enforcement Training Materials 1. Articles, outlines and visual presentations from the annual conference of the IACP Legal Officers Section are on the AELE website.   View at http://www.aele.org/los2013.html   2. An ACLU Senior Policy Analyst has written a paper on the police use of body worn cameras.   View at https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/assets/police_body-mounted_cameras.pdf   3.... 

November 20, 2013 | Read the story »
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Force Science News: Dramatic shooting of a car thief…and persistent Hollywood myths

Dramatic shooting of a car thief…and persistent Hollywood myths Note: The staff at the Force Science Institute of late has noticed “a definite uptick” in the number of inquiries being received regarding shooting at moving vehicles, according to operations vice president Scott Buhrmaster. From their various field locations, some Force Science instructors are... 

April 12, 2013 | Read the story »
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The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation: April 23-26, 2013

John E. Reid & Associates, Inc. World Leader in Interviewing and Interrogation Training The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation April 23 – 26, 2013 Mesa AZ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm (first day registration 7:45 am) Cosponsor and Location Mesa Police Department 3260 N. 40th Street 4 Day Combined 3 Day Seminar 1 Day Advanced Contact Information For further... 

January 31, 2013 | Read the story »
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Reid Technique of Interviewing & Interrogation: Jan 29-Feb 1, 2013

January 29 – February 1, 2013 Phoenix AZ Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (first day registration 8:00 am) More information at: www.reid.com You Will Learn How to assess the credibility of statements. How to structure the interview to maximize the flow of information. How to use behavior provoking questions in the interview process. How... 

November 29, 2012 | Read the story »
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New Study: Tasers & deaths: Not a simple relationship, researchers argue

A research team that includes members with law enforcement experience has taken the most comprehensive look yet at the circumstances surrounding Taser deployments where suspects end up dying. The findings “demonstrate the complexity of these incidents,” the researchers report, citing drug use and mental illness, persistent suspect resistance, and a “wide array... 

October 8, 2012 | Read the story »
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Trauma via 911: the forgotten first responders

Dispatchers can be the forgotten first responders when it comes to departmental concerns about the psychological well-being of service personnel. Yet they experience many of the same traumatic reactions to critical incidents and cumulative stress as police officers. Dr. Michelle Lilly and research associate Heather Pierce of Northern Illinois University have conducted what... 

August 15, 2012 | Read the story »
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Excited Delirium Syndrome (ExDS) PowerPoint presentations

Excited Delirium Syndrome Excited Delirium Syndrome (ExDS) PowerPoint presentations The PPT includes a voiceover adding interesting information to the bullet points and videos.  Dr. Antevy and asked if I could forward this information.  He said, “I am convinced that the prevention of deaths in the field will only be accomplished if all agencies work together. Truthfully... 

July 30, 2012 | Read the story »
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Reid Technique of Interviewing & Interrogation: Aug 20-23 Reid Technique of Interviewing & Interrogation:

The Reid Technique of Interviewing & Interrogation August 20 – 23, 2012 Gilbert AZ Seville Golf & Country Club 3 Day Interview and Interrogation Seminar and/or 1 Day Advanced You Will Learn… How to assess the credibility of statements How to structure the interview to maximize the flow of information How to use behavior provoking questions... 

July 24, 2012 | Read the story »
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Force Science: What Force Science still teaches about BART case, despite court ruling

In the nation’s highest-profile case of weapons confusion, the California Court of Appeal has ruled that a jury verdict of involuntary manslaughter was reasonable and a two-year prison sentence was warranted for former officer Johannes Mehserle, who swore that he thought he was deploying his Taser when he actually drew his pistol and fatally shot a struggling suspect. Mehserle’s... 

July 15, 2012 | Read the story »
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New study: Detecting deception via Cognitive Interviewing

New study: Detecting deception via Cognitive Interviewing The Cognitive Interviewing process that can enhance the memories of witnesses and involved officers during use-of-force investigations has now been modified to make it a useful tool for also detecting possible deception when questioning suspects about crimes. The modified protocol includes 2 unexpected requests that... 

June 11, 2012 | Read the story »
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Should civilian shooters get the same treatment as OIS survivors?

Should civilian shooters get the same treatment as OIS survivors? Thanks to Force Science Ray Meyer, a retired sergeant of the California Highway Patrol, emailed this note to Force Science News: Don’t jump to conclusions on what I believe, but here’s a question. We always treat the officer involved in an OIS as if it’s a good shooting. Assume a citizen... 

April 25, 2012 | Read the story »
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%$!# the pain: Latest research on the benefit of foul language

%$!# the pain: Latest research on the benefit of foul language Thanks to Force Science Swearing can help you better tolerate physical pain, provided you don’t do much of it in your ordinary daily life. That conclusion comes from a British research team reporting its latest findings on the analgesic benefit of cussing in The Journal of Pain, the official publication of... 

April 25, 2012 | Read the story »
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AELE: Beware the legal risks of spreading gory scene photos

AELE: Beware the legal risks of spreading gory scene photos You wouldn’t do it, but let’s say an officer of your acquaintance uses his personal cellphone camera to record the gore of a fatal traffic smashup and emails the bloody photos to some buddies and from there they eventually get posted forever on the internet. Any legal problems with that? It’s a good... 

April 25, 2012 | Read the story »
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New study confirms health/safety dangers of LEOs’ poor sleep

New study confirms health/safety dangers of LEOs’ poor sleep Union reps, trainers, and human behavior experts who have been campaigning to get police fatigue recognized and addressed as a critical professional and public safety problem have been given an armory of ammunition for their battle by a comprehensive and complex new study of cops and sleeping disorders. A team... 

April 25, 2012 | Read the story »
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Is prone positioning really riskier for suspects? No, says new study

Is prone positioning really riskier for suspects? No, says new study An exaggeration of the sudden in-custody death problem is generating “persecution and prosecution” of LEOs and their agencies and is resulting in “reactionary changes in policy and procedure that may well be based in conjecture rather than fact,” according to new findings by a Canadian... 

April 25, 2012 | Read the story »
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AELE analysis: When force against the mentally disturbed is justified

Sent from Force Science AELE analysis: When force against the mentally disturbed is justified The scenario is one that’s often in the headlines and ultimately in the courts: A distraught and frightened family calls for help in controlling a mentally disturbed or suicidal relative. When cops respond, the confrontation escalates and the subject ends up injured or... 

April 25, 2012 | Read the story »
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Force Science: Study on Vascular Neck Restraint

Vascular neck restraint: Reprieve for a bum-rapped technique For the first time, a scientific research team has used modern technology to confirm just how a vascular neck restraint works to produce unconsciousness. The findings emphatically refute assertions that this valuable control technique is inherently dangerous and potentially lethal. “With the majority of... 

April 25, 2012 | Read the story »
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Reid Technique of Interviewing & Interrogation: Jan. 31st – Feb. 3rd

The Reid Technique of Interviewing & Interrogation January 31 – February 3, 2012 Gilbert AZ Seville Golf & Country Club 3 Day Interview and Interrogation Seminar and/or 1 Day Advanced You Will Learn… How to assess the credibility of statements How to structure the interview to maximize the flow of information How to use behavior provoking ... 

December 1, 2011 | Read the story »
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John E. Reid & Associates, 3 Day Interview and Interrogation Seminar and/or 1 Day Advanced

John E. Reid and Associates, Inc. 3 Day Interview and Interrogation Seminar and/or 1 Day Advanced WHEN: November 15 – 18, 2011 WHERE: Mesa AZ Cosponsor Mesa Police Department REGISTER ONLINE 3 Day Seminar $420 per person 1 Day Advanced $175 per person 4 Day Combined $595 per person For Further Information Contact dplese@reid.com 888-255-1635  Read More →

October 7, 2011 | Read the story »
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Social Media: Information you should know…

Department policies, laws and issues are ever evolving with social media. Below is an assortment of resources you should consider before engaging in social outlets.  Need help? Contact AHPA’s social media guru, Stacey Dillon at stacey@psamedias.com or 480-225-4809. IACP Policy & Background (PDFs for Download): IACP – Concepts and Issues Social Media Paper IACP... 

August 2, 2011 | Read the story »
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Does caffeine affect shooting performance?

Does caffeine affect shooting performance? Have there been any studies on the reaction time and accuracy of a shooter while under the influence of caffeine or energy drinks? I warn my firearms students before their qualification test day that they might want to stay off of coffee, soft drinks, and energy drinks since these could cause them to shoot poorly or fail their qualifications... 

June 7, 2011 | Read the story »
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Force Science – Police Fatigue Update

Police Fatigue Just posted on the Force Science website, you’ll find a new article by a fitness expert detailing practical steps you can take to overcome dangerous fatigue on- and off-duty. Click here or visit: www.forcescience.org/fatiguepaper.pdf. “Combating Police Officer Fatigue” grew out of training provided to the Greeley (CO) PD by author Reece Towle,... 

June 7, 2011 | Read the story »
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Citizens Academy with a twist puts civilians in the OIS hot seat

Citizens Academy with a twist puts civilians in the OIS hot seat The dominant goal of citizen police academy programs is to get civilians to walk a mile in an officer’s boots. Thanks to the creativity of Force Science Analyst Steven Goard, those who attend the academy conducted by the Livermore (CA) PD walk an important extra mile–through the landmines of a simulated... 

June 7, 2011 | Read the story »
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The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation – Upcoming Training

Interviewing & Interrogation – For more information CLICK HERE July 6 – 8, 2011  Tucson AZ   Four Points Tucson University Plaza ******** Aug. 23rd – 4 Day Aug. 26th – 1 Day Gilbert, AZ Seville Golf Club More than 300,000 professionals in the law enforcement and security fields have attended this three day program since it was first offered... 

May 4, 2011 | Read the story »
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Force Science Exhaustion Study – Final Findings

Final findings from Force Science exhaustion study The Force Science research team that explored officer exhaustion through a unique set of experiments –with these significant conclusions: • Less than 60 seconds of all-out exertion, such as an officer might expend in trying to control a combative offender, can deplete the average LEO’s physical reserves and put... 

April 25, 2011 | Read the story »
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Police Use of Force: The Impact of Less-Lethal Weapons and Tactics

A new study suggests that less-lethal weapons decrease rates of officer and offender injuries. In the mid-19th century, police officers in New York and Boston relied on less-lethal weapons, mostly wooden clubs. By the late 1800s, police departments began issuing firearms to officers in response to better-armed criminals. Today, many law enforcement agencies are again stressing... 

March 14, 2011 | Read the story »
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Anti-fatigue measures could cut cop deaths 15%, researcher claims

A leading sleep researcher argues that officer deaths from vehicle accidents and violent attacks could be cut by at least 15%–”a pretty darned conservative estimate”–if the problem of police fatigue was seriously addressed. As it is, he claims, a toxic mix of poor personal habits and arbitrary agency policies is creating a “large pool of officers... 

February 28, 2011 | Read the story »
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Reid Technique of Interviewing & Interrogation – April 25th – 28th, 2011

THE REID TECHNIQUE OF INTERVIEWING & INTERROGATION April 25 – 28, 2011 Mesa AZ – Co-sponsored by Mesa Police Department 3 Day Interview and Interrogation Seminar and/or 1 Day Advanced Seminar Fees: Cosponsored programs offer you the lowest pricing for 2011 3 Day Program      $420 per person 1 Day Advanced    $175 per person  4 Day Combined   ... 

February 21, 2011 | Read the story »
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DPS Budget Presentation – 12.15.2010

John Arnold, from the Governor’s Office of Strategic Budgeting and Planning, came to our December meeting and presented to the membership information on DPS’ budget. You can find his presentation below. You must have Powerpoint in order to view this document. DPS Budget Presentation 12-15-10  Read More →

January 25, 2011 | Read the story »
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Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett Budget Presentation

Arizona Secretary of State, Ken Bennett, attending AHPA’s annual meeting in Prescott last month and presented a clear way to understand the state’s budget.  The “Tissue Box” demonstration (as it has been coined) was found to be particularly helpful to those that were at the meeting.  Mr. Bennett has allowed it to be shared with the rest of our members.  Please click... 

December 17, 2010 | Read the story »
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Reid Open Enrollment Seminars Discount

Dear AHPA Members: Thank you very much for registering the Associated Highway Patrolmen of Arizona AHPA as a member of the Reid Preferred Group of Associations (RPGA). Your RPGA Association Code Number is A20-135.  Please advise all your members that they must use this number when registering for our Reid Open Enrollment Seminars or when purchasing our products to ensure they... 

December 16, 2010 | Read the story »