Dave Blake has over 20 years of combined sworn and non-sworn experience in both federal and state law enforcement

Dave Blake currently facilitates a highly regarded use of force/human factors based course to tenured officers, investigators, and attorneys in multiple states. He also teaches the practical application of force and it's constitutional underpinnings to tenured officers at a large regional training center. 

Dave remains current through memberships with:

  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).
  • International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA).
  • The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS).
  • The Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (HFES)*.
  • The American Psychological Association (APA)*.

* Members bound by a code of ethics. 


  • Ph.D. Candidate; currently researching "mistake-of-fact shootings".
  • M.Sc. in Psychology; Thesis research circumscribed deadly force reaction time, decision making, and fatigue. 
  • B.Sc. in Criminal Justice Management.


  • California POST Advanced Peace Officer 
  • California POST Officer-Involved Shootings Investigations
  • California POST Force Options Simulator Instructor
  • California POST Firearms Instructor
  • California POST Arrest & Control Instructor
  • California POST Academy Instructor 
  • California POST Field Training Officer 
  • California POST Force Encounters Analysis 
  • California POST Human Factors: Risk & Error Management 
  • Force Science Analyst 
  • Arminger Reality Based Training Instructor.
  • Special Weapons & Tactics

Dave Blake has received over 2400 hours of law enforcement training and has provided equivalent time teaching similar skills.

Curriculum Vitae and references available upon request.

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