Use of Force Expert Witness

Dr. Chuck J. Rylant is a use of force expert with a focus on human performance and the psychological influence of decision making under stress. 


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

Download professional CV here