David Blake is a retired California peace officer and certified Ca-POST instructor in DT, firearms, force options simulator and reality-based training. His experience includes SWAT, force option unit, field training, gangs/narcotics and patrol. He is a certified Force Science Analyst and teaches the Ca-POST certified courses entitled Force Encounters Analysis and Human Factors: Threat & Error Management for the California Training Institute. He also facilitates the Ca-POST Force Options Simulator training to tenured officers from multiple jurisdictions. Dave is an expert witness/consultant in human performance and use of force.
Full list of David Blake results
How you can get more and better sleep off duty–
There is no shortage of proof that police officers are working fatigued — evidenced by the sometimes fatal errors that occur as a result
Truly test your officers with reality-based training–
RBT is an extremely well planned method of putting officers in the most realistic situations with the most realistic equipment while using some basic psychological methods to ensure the training “sticks”
2 pedestrian stop safety tips that could save your life–
Any discussion about pedestrian stops is not complete until we review two major areas: 'moving in" and 'contact/cover"
Rethinking officer safety tactics during pedestrian stops–
Such a stop is based on suspected criminal activity, so treat it as the dangerous situation it is
How to apply Force Science findings to policy and training–
Practical application of Force Science research has obvious and identifiable prerequisites, but the benefits in officer safety may be immeasurably great