Dr. Chuck J. Rylant has 25 years of industry experience and is a Federal and State Court qualified expert witness in use-of-force, de-escalation, self-defense, strangulation, memory, fight or flight, decision making, and other human performance factors.

He has a Doctor of Clinical Psychology–dissertation: Decisions Under Pressure: Psychological and Physiological Aspects of Police Use of Force.

Dr. Rylant is a retired police officer/detective, S.W.A.T. member, and P.O.S.T. certified firearms, baton, chemical agents, use of force, and arrest and control (ARCON) trainer, and certified Taser instructor.

Dr. Rylant was an instructor at a California police academy for 15 years where he taught arrest and control (ARCON), use-of-force, and de-escalation, and he is also a Certified Force Science Analyst and Advanced Force Science Specialist.

Dr. Rylant is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt instructor for law enforcement and civilians, as well as author of Shots Fired: The Psychology Behind Officer Involved Shootings.

Areas of expertise:

  • Law enforcement use of force
  • Civilian self-defense
  • Arrest and control (ARCON)
  • Deadly force encounters
  • Strangulation / carotid restraint
  • Fight or flight response
  • Decision making under stress
  • Firearm attacks
  • Knife attacks

Some of Dr. Rylant’s qualifications include:

  • Court qualified use of force expert witness
  • P.O.S.T. academy use of force instructor
  • P.O.S.T. academy ARCON instructor
  • P.O.S.T. certified firearms instructor
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt
  • Master L.A.P.D. Arrest & Control instructor
  • Advance Force Science Specialist
  • Certified Force Science Analysist 
  • #1 best selling author of Shots Fired: The Psychology Behind Officer Involved Shootings
  • California P.O.S.T. advanced certificate
  • Former SWAT member

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