Law enforcement officers receive "Force Science" training

By: Britni McDonald Email
By: Britni McDonald Email

POSTED Monday, July 28, 2014-- 4:00 p.m.

Law enforcement officers from across the state are undergoing cutting edge training on high stress, force encounters this week.

Specifically, they're focusing on officer-involved shootings. The research and training is called "Force Science," founded by Doctor Bill Lewinkski, a behavioral scientist specializing in law enforcement issues.

Over five days, officers will examine how force incidents unfold, the physical and psychological effects that play into use of force, and how these incidents can be better understood.

"What takes place in a shooting and why that incident may look the way it does. And that'll be crucial to our investigators coming to this class that are part of the multiple agencies and Dane County teams," said Dane County Sheriff, Dave Mahoney.

The training's being held at Madison College Truax Campus. 95 officers, most from Wisconsin, are attending.

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