Dr. Butler is an interactive and engaging public speaker with years of research experience in the psychological factors related to use of force training. His speaking engagements address these timely issues as well as potential solutions, making them ideal for police conference keynotes and department events. His areas of expertise include: police defensive/control tactics, non-lethal use of force, verbal de-escalation tactics, psychological factors influencing police performance, and officer wellness.
“Confidence: The Secret Weapon to Maximize Officer Safety and Minimize Excessive Force Issues”
Confidence is a critical component of an officer's ability to successfully handle a force encounter. It increases both an officer’s ability and desire to de-escalate. In this talk, Dr. Butler discusses the key training strategies for building confident officers and its' link to reducing the number of excessive force encounters in policing.
“The Science Behind the Shield: A Case For Departmental Non-Lethal Force Programs”
Non-lethal force is defined as tactics used when deadly force is not warranted. While these options are required during physical encounters, preparation for these situations are often underemphasized throughout an officer’s career beyond the police academy. In this talk, Dr. Butler addresses the importance of non-lethal force training in policing. He presents scientific research coupled with video footage of officer involved use of force incidents to support recommendations for the development of quality non-lethal force training programs. He also discusses benefits and constraints associated with developing a departmental training program.
Additional topics including but not limited to non-lethal use of force, officer wellness, or psychological skills training for law enforcement are available upon request.
I met Jeremy at Illinois State University Police Department and worked with him for almost 3 years. I got introduced to his training when he offered to help other officers in defensive tactics and hosted small classes at the gym that he taught at. I found the classes very helpful and I feel more confident in my abilities to not rely on the things on my duty belt. He is very passionate about his work and he breaks things down very thoroughly. I truly believe if most people were confident in their abilities, it could reduce the need to use excessive force. No matter the amount of experience you already have or don't have, Jeremy is the guy to help you keep up with your training or start something new.
Officer Rivera, ISU Police Department
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