How to Solve the Excessive Force Issue in Law Enforcement Agencies with Scientific Reliability in Just 4-Days!

Did you know that all Law Enforcement Executives are “Right of Excessive Force?” i.e., they get involved after an incident has occurred!  It’s true! Why is this so important to understand?

  • The phrase “excessive force” represents someone already exhibiting excessive force! You are reacting to excessive force; you are not preventing it! When an officer decides to use excessive force -- the "Moment of Commitment" -- it is already too late to prevent it from occurring. No matter how well trained or equipped, this officer is committed, and an incident has occurred. But what does this mean?
  • Have you ever experienced someone exhibiting excessive force? What did you do? Did you report the officer? What happened to the victim? Because you are reacting to this incident, too often the perpetrator is a more senior officer and a junior officer is not prepared to put their reputation, or more likely their jobs, on the line to “see something, say something!” Further this experience may well change how this junior officer responds in the future.
  • There is a better solution!  This solution is founded in science, but it is not for every Police Executive!  You must step beyond current thinking/paradigms. Can you step out of your current paradigms and consider a new approach that is founded in science? Ref: Dr. Claire Good, Ph.D (below)

If you agree with me, join us for our Free Introduction to our scientifically reliable Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) and our fully functional CAPS Mobile app. We will explain how you can prevent that costly  "Moment of Commitment" and thus prevent assaultive behavior and violence in the first place.  You prevent a victim from becoming a victim and a perpetrator from becoming a perpetrator! Is there any better solution?  Follow this link to register for our next Free Introduction to CAPS.  If you need to read more, please continue reading . . .
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: Chuck Harold, of, a former law enforcement professional, has 51,000 weekly listeners. Approximately half of his listeners are current law enforcement professionals. Chuck says that Chiefs of Police often have a problem with “alpha” males and females within their agencies. They need a means of defining and assessing aggressive behavior, from acceptable friendly trash-talk between officers to potentially threatening language cloaked in trash-talk. Officers are humans too. Once officers learn these definitions and realize the nature and consequences of their statements or actions, they tend to move away from aggressive behavior. For those few who too often exhibit overt aggressive behavior with citizens or other officers, our Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) and our fully functional CAPS Mobile App makes it far easier to define, identify, measure, monitor, and de-escalate so as to prevent further incidents and/or offer remediation for the officer.
  • Law enforcement officers are trained to react to violence (active shooter response), the are trained to react to excessive force. But reacting to these challenges is too little, too late – they will only intensify. Officers must learn to prevent violence and excessive force before it happens.
  • Although we all know that there is no absolute (100%) violence prevention, there is scientifically reliable violence prevention. Only the Center for Aggression Management offers law enforcement a scientifically reliable way to prevent violence.
  • The FBI describes this scientifically reliable way as “identifying someone on the path to violence,” and we call it the Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS). It is based on 26 years of research and in-field application. CAPS is scientifically reliable to prevent aggressive behaviors that lead to excessive force.  We can show you how to identify cops who are on the path to excessive force and change these behaviors before they become the next Derek Chauvin.  
  • If you truly wish to prevent excessive force incidents, you must know the behavioral cues (precursors) that lead to excessive force using scientifically reliable objective measurable observables that don’t violate privacy laws and you need to know what to do to stop it before it becomes excessive force. You must get out in front of that Moment of Commitment! We will show you how . . .
  • Using techniques that the FBI and the Secret Service refer to as "identifying someone on the path to violence," the Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) and its fully functional CAPS Mobile App help you identify the aggression-precursors to not just violence but also excessive force. In this way you can prevent that Moment of Commitment. Although we all know that there is no absolute (100%) excessive force prevention, with the help of these aggression-precursors there is scientifically reliable excessive force prevention.
  • These same aggression-precursors also prevent bullying, conflict, abuse, harassment, assaultive behavior, aggressive behaviors with individuals in your community (excessive force) and violence. Only the scientifically reliable Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) and its fully functional CAPS Mobile App offers an unbiased scientifically reliable way to prevent this behavior from occurring. Ref: Dr. Claire Good, Ph.D (below) 
  • John D. Byrnes, D.Hum., Founder and CEO of the Center for Aggression Management, Inc., has spent the past 27 years developing the only scientifically reliable violence prevention system, the Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) and their fully functional CAPS Mobile App. Learn these scientifically reliable behavioral cues (precursors) and get certified to teach these skills to others in just 4-days in our Ambassadors' (train-the-trainers) Workshop!
  • Dr. Byrnes has trained thousands of participants in Fortune 500 Companies, as well as representatives from over 150 college and university campuses. He has spoken at dozens of professional conferences and trained many in governmental agencies across the United States.  For a more complete list of clients review:
  • With the Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) and its CAPS Mobile App, you can prevent violence in a way that will demonstrate to your community and media, that you are doing everything possible to make you community as safe as possible, using unbiased, evidence-based Best Practices.
  • Because the Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) does not violate privacy regulations, CAPS helps build a stronger and transparent rapport and trust between your agency and your community members.
  • As we all begin our journey out from under COVID, what will your journey look like? Are you ready for a new start founded in science?

Here’s how CAPS can help police agencies prevent excessive force and violence and rebuild the relationship of trust with the communities they serve:

The Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS) and the Elements of a Solution:
  1. To eliminate aggressive and abusive police behavior towards African Americans and others, we must build a new easy monitoring platform based simply on understanding and quantifying aggressive behavior and its precursors. This new monitoring platform must be transparent by complying with all current regulations such as HIPAA, FERPA and/or the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  1. CAPS is that solution. It illustrates well-defined sequential and successive precursors or stages of aggressive behavior from an initial act of aggression to its most extreme manifestation, the perpetrator of murder/suicide. It can offer a clear picture of what the FBI calls the “path to violence” whose precursor elements include excessive force, abuse, harassment, and other malicious behaviors.
  1. Both law enforcement and their community can use CAPS to detect transparently and objectively individuals “on the path to violence,” or “on the path to excessive force” and intervene before violent or excessive force behavior occurs.
  1. The Center’s inexpensive and scientifically reliable CAPS Mobile App enables users to record and longitudinally track aggressive behavior without violating privacy regulations in a transparent, scientifically reliable way. It also suggests corresponding skill sets based upon a specific level of aggression so as to diffuse and prevent further escalation and eliminating the potential for excessive force claims. 
  1. This unique, quantitative process using CAPS, not only prevents victims from becoming victims, it also prevents perpetrators from becoming perpetrators. There is no better solution!

  • The Pantaleo Effect: Community trust of local law enforcement is existential to our American society, and unfortunately it has dwindled as of late. Cases like Mr. Eric Garner, who died while being arrested by New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in 2014, illustrate the issue. The community has rallied behind the family of Mr. Garner rightly emphasizing that he didn’t deserve to die. The New York Times reports that it was Mr. Garner’s death that galvanized the Black Lives Matter movement. The leader of the city’s largest police union closed ranks with Officer Pantaleo insisting he didn’t deserve to lose his job and pension. Neither side seems to trust the other to do the right thing. Twenty-seven years of research has demonstrated in the absence of trust behavior becomes increasingly more aggressive. We see this as community members in Harlem and Brooklyn dumped buckets of water on members of the New York Police Department (NYPD). As the Eric Garner case and subsequent spate of NYPD officer soakings seem to show, minority communities are growing more and more distrustful of law enforcement. Buckets of water may not seem very serious, but if law enforcement can’t earn the trust of their community, then buckets of water today could become violence tomorrow and seriously undermine the structure of our nation’s society. It’s all part of what I and others are calling the Pantaleo Effect.
  • Restoring Public Trust to Avoid the Alternative: As trust is diminished, aggression emerges, which may start with buckets of water and too quickly escalates to expressions of violence (riots and officers being shot). Many police officers are increasingly leery of getting out of their vehicles to solve problems for fear of being blindsided by the very members of the community they strive to protect.

  • The solution is for law enforcement to implement an unbiased, systematic approach. They must apply the law equally and transparently in a way that the communities they serve can understand and trust. CAPS embodies this solution. It is the only system that is scientifically reliable and produces evidence-based best practices for the agencies that use it. CAPS has the ability to demonstrate to any observer, including community oversight committee members and the DOJ, that enforcement decisions were made strictly on the basis of objective, observable behaviors without regard to race, ethnicity, or gender. 
  • CAPS has three components that distinguish it from other systems: Aggression First Observers’ Training, Certified Aggression Managers’ Training and the CAPS’s Meter of Emerging Aggression (MEA) Mobile Software Service. Because we cannot train all people with all skills, the Center for Aggression Management trains Aggression First Observers using our scientifically validated MEA to observe “objective measurable observables” and report. 
  • Next, we train a small core group of Certified Aggression Managers (creating scalability) to observe and engage. 
  • Finally, we put in place the CAPS Mobile App Software Service. CAPS Mobile App uses no culture, gender, education, age, sexual orientation, or mental illness in its assessment. The CAPS Mobile App measures only aggressive behavior and assesses this behavior on a scientifically validated scale of aggression. This is what the FBI and Secret Service refer to as “identifying someone on the path to violence.” Thus, CAPS does not violate HIPAA or the Civil Rights Act of 1964, or FERPA in our Schools. 
  • We believe that law enforcement trainers should go out into the community (civic centers and churches) and train citizens to become Aggression First Observers. By doing this, minority community citizens can learn that law enforcement officers are using objective, measurable observed behavior, not skin color or ethnicity, and more importantly they have the skills to de-escalate aggressors before things become violent. 
  • This could go a long way to develop lost rapport and trust among minority communities. Police officers will receive scientifically validated, objective, measurable observables from citizens trained as Aggression First Observers making their efforts far more reliable, effective and efficient. In working together to solve community issues, trust and respect can be restored. The unique CAPS approach can enhance law enforcement’s ability to reliably prevent violence, and thereby develop a stronger trust relationship with its communities. To better understand the CAPS system and process, law enforcement and community leaders can view this video or contact me at or 407-718-5637 .

  • Retailing at only $49.95 annually, take advantage of our new year 25% price reduction (PromoCode: “NewYearOffer25” = $37.46) over the next 30 days for our CAPS Mobile App! Try the CAPS Mobile App for 30 days. If you don't like it, get a full refund, Guaranteed! Select the CAPS Mobile App purchase button on your right!
  • Retailing at only $595.00, our 2-day Webinar-based Certified Aggression Managers’ Workshop (No Travel or Lodging Expenses) also takes advantage of our 25% price reduction (PromoCode: "ManagersWorkshop25" = $446.25) over the next 30 days, plus your first annual subscription to CAPS Mobile App is included for free! The Certified Aggression Managers Workshop is intended to provide in-house utility, without the cost of travel and lodging. Upon successful completion of this two-day training, participants receive Aggression Managers Certification.
  • Retailing at only $995.00, our 4-day Webinar-based Ambassadors’ (train-the-trainers) Workshop (No Travel or Lodging Expenses) also takes advantage of our 25% price reduction (PromoCode: "WorkshopApp25" = $746.25) over the next 30 days, plus your first annual subscription to CAPS Mobile App is included for free! This Ambassadors (train-the-trainers) Workshop provides an in-house training capability for your organization, and/or your commercial application for consultants. Prospective trainers take the two-day workshop and then have two more days of intensive training and exercises including practice teaching and assessment. Upon successful completion of the four-day training, participants receive Center for Aggression Management Ambassador (C.A.M.A.) certified trainer credentials.


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