Dr. Aaron Westrick       


Detriot Metro Area

Boyne City, Michigan

Business: 231-675-5250

Address: P.O. Box 432, Boyne City, Michigan, 49712

Email: aaron@westrickphd.com

Address: 3006 Fall Park, Boyne City, Michigan, 49712
Professor at Lake Superior State University
Contact: 906-635-6203

Email: ajwestrick@lssu.edu

Use of Force Investigation, Second Edition 2018
"The intent of this book is to provide macro and micro levels of analyses, beginning with institutional and ideological influences on the preservation, enhancement and expansion of State power and how this culture of values is passed on to the organizational and cultural fabric of law enforcement."     Dr. Aaron Westrick


Welcome to westrickphd.com!


The purpose of this site is to provide information regarding the professional services we provide regarding law enforcement use of force and armor. Our experience, training, and extensive research on these issues enable us to provide expert witness services as well. Please explore this website and review our qualifications. If you have any questions or would like to discuss a case in which we may be of service, please do not hesitate to contact us in the manner you find most convenient. We look forward to having the opportunity to assist you.

Expert Services


"POLICE" (Officer) PHENOMENOLOGY "Use of Force Issues" in police and corrections functions including:

  • Crime Scene Investigation (Firearms and Ballistics)
  • Force Protection (Armor Technologies)
  • Less-Lethal Weapons
  • Interpretation of Police Action during Shootings
  • Force Protection
  • Interacting with Emotionally Disturbed Persons
  • Policy and Procedure
  • Equipment Issues (weapons and body armor)
  • Action and Reaction Time (Response Time)
  • Psycho-physical Stress Responses
  • Escalation and De-escalation of Force
  • In Custody Death
  • Work Place Violence
  • Critical Incident Management
  • Emergency Management
  • Crisis Intervention


Ballistic Armor Research Group


specializes in government consult regarding armor research projects. BARG, LLC has contracted ballistic research since 1997. Dr. Westrick is very familiar with ballistic fabrics composite limitations/specifications, exploratory ballistic testing and has managed many projects concerning sensitive information. Dr. Westrick is a police supervisor with 35 years of law enforcement experience having served in many capacities including corrections supervisor, assault (SWAT) team member, hostage negotiator and major case detective. He is a highly decorated officer. Because of his status within law enforcement and the commercial body armor industry, he is able to access most ballistic fabrics. Dr. Westrick is a recognized expert in most armor materials and ballistic use of force issues.