Force Science Institute 2 Day Training Program

Force Science Institute 2 Day Training Program

November 2 - 3, 2017


The NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, Office of Public Safety is please to announce the presentation of the Force Science Training Program, free of charge.  This two day training course will prepare investigators and prosecutors who are assigned to investigate incidents of use of force by law enforcement officers, and will be presented by experienced instructors from the Force Science Institute (

Attendees will learn:

  • How to analyze vital elements of controversial uses of force that are often overlooked
  • Skills to help determine whether an officer is being honest when they swear their recollection of an incident is true...even though their account conflicts with evidence
  • Techniques for helping officers accurately and thoroughly recall force incident details
  • Why a site visit and  / or video review may or may not be advisable before a statement
  • Whether shots to the back really reflect what an officer saw when they pulled the trigger
  • How to avoid critical mistakes some investigators make during post-incident interviews
  • The truth about time: How long it really takes officers to start - and stop - shooting

All applications for this course must be received by DCJS electronically (Do not sign up on the Force Science Institute website). We expect considerable interest and seats are limited.  The location of the training and class times will be provided through an email confirmation; therefore you must apply in order to attend. 

To Register:

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If you have any questions about the training, please contact Senior Training Technician Michael Puckett by email at or by telephone at 518-457-4917

Frequently Requested Information


Phone: (716) 858-8219
Fax: (716) 858-6039

Central Police Services
Public Safety Building
45 Elm Street
Buffalo, New York 14203