Dr. Aaron Westrick       

westrickphd.com

Detriot Metro Area

Boyne City, Michigan

Professional
Business: 231-675-5250

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

Email: aaron@westrickphd.com

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

 

Seminars & Lectures

 

2013 Midwest Criminal Justice Association, Overview of Use of Force Investigations. Chicago, IL September 2013.

 

2012 Midwest Criminal Justice Association, Developing Force Protection Institutes. Chicago, IL September 2012.

 

Seminar Instructor (1994-Present)

 

“Protecting Civil Rights: The Leadership Role of Criminal Justice Practitioners” LSSU - November, 2011.

“Protection of Civil Rights.” Intro LGBT Rights Day. LSSU October 2011.

“Evaluation of the Waco Tactical Raid.” (Speaker) Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Canada, April 2011.

Environmental Safety Measures for Health Professionals.” Upper Peninsula Environmental Health Association, Marquette, Michigan 2008.
 
“Reasonable Force: An Examination of Police Force Measures and the Elderly.” Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Cincinnati Ohio 2008.

 

Expert Witness Regarding Criminal CSI review of active cases involving shooting behavior/ballistic analysis, Indiana 2004-2008.

 

Expert regarding ballistic armor issues 2001-2006

 

Numerous Presentations of Specially Developed Seminars to Academic and Law Enforcement Organizations:

  • The Myth of Suicide by Cop
  • Interacting with Emotionally Disturbed Persons
  • Body Armor Overviews
  • Armor Presentations to Government regarding contemporary systems
  • Contemporary Police Shooting Investigations
  • Police Philosophies, Strategies and Tactics
  • General Crime Prevention and Awareness

 

South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association, 2005

  • Body Armor Selection Overview
  • Investigation of Police Shootings

 

International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Conference 2005

  • Overview of Body Armor (Paraclete)

 

War Memorial Hospital Safety Training Seminars Sault Ste. Marie, MI 2005

 

LEGAL Law Enforcement Officers Annual Meeting [Key Speaker] 2005

  • Interacting With Emotionally Disturbed Persons
  • Investigation of Police Shootings

 

Radio Show Broadcasts: Cop Clinic (Host), Michigan Talk Radio.

The Myth of Suicide by Cop, Macomb Police Academy, 2004.

 

Traffic Stops, Lake Superior State University Police Consortium, 2004.

Police First Responder ICS, Lake Superior State Police Consortium, 2004.

 

Contemporary Police Shooting Investigations, International Association of Chiefs of Police, 2004.

 

Combating Terrorism Expert Panel. American Society for Law Enforcement Trainers, Anchorage, AK 2002.

 

Security Instructor Coordinator. Victories Casino (Odawa Tribe). Train Casino Security Force 2002.

Interacting with Emotionally Disturbed Persons. Many notable venues 2001-2003 (MCOLES Approved).

 

Investigating Police Shootings. International Association of Chiefs of PoliceToronto, Ontario November 2001.

 

Police Phenomenology: Investigating Police Shootings. International Association of Chiefs of Police, Washington, D.C. and Ohio Peace Officers’ Academy 2001. IACP/Macomb College 2002.

 

Crisis Intervention: The Handling of Emotionally Disturbed Persons. Michigan Police Corps Big Rapids, MI, Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, International Association of Firearms Instructors Tampa, FL and Law Enforcement Television Network class 2000.

 

How We (Officers) are Murdered. ASLET Orlando, FL and OLETC Corrections Training Center Moundsville, WV 2000 and 2001.

 

Coordinator of Upper Lower Michigan Law Enforcement Consortiums. Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 2000.

 

Crisis Management. Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 2001.

 

Mobile Field Force. Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, MI May 2001.

 

Response to Crimes in Progress. Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 2000.

 

Building Search Techniques. Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 2000.

 

Law Enforcement and Corrections Training. Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Department In-Service Training Coordinator, Charlevoix Michigan.

 

The Phenomenology of Police Shootings (Police Shooting Analysis). International Association of Chiefs of Police, 1999 and 2000.

 

Surviving Fatal Encounters. Louisiana Chapter of FBI National Academy Association, LA and Arizona K-9 Handlers, Phoenix, AZ 1999.

 

Cop Shoots Suspect in the Back: A Case Study. American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, Fairfax, VA and International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Phoenix, AZ 1999.

 

Crisis Incident Management for Police. North Central Michigan College, Petoskey, MI 1998.

 

Police Under Fire: Officers’ Perspectives of Violence. International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, Palm, FL 1998.

 

Cop Kills Suspect by Shooting Him in the “Back.” A Case Study. Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin, TX 1998.

 

Qualitative Analysis of Police Shootings in which the Officers killed their Attempted Assailants. American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, Mobile, AL and International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, Columbia, MS 1998.

 

American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers Use of Force Seminar, Los Angeles, CA.

  1. “Surviving Fatal Encounters: An Analysis of Police Shootings Involving Body Armor.”
  2. “Keeping the Walls Bare: Soft Body Armors Contribution.” 1997.

 

Body Armor for Tactical Officers. Hulsey Associates/Second Chance. 1996.

 

International Association of Chiefs of Police, Orlando, FL. “Body Armor and the Rifle Threat.” LETN Role Call. 1997.

 

Texas Police Officers’ Association Conference, Amarillo, TX. “Surviving Fatal Encounters.” 1997.

 

American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers Conference, Buffalo, NY. Presentation of, “Updated Casualty Reduction Analysis.” 1997.

 

International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, Mesa, AZ. Presentation on, “Body Armor Applications for Firearms Instructors.” 1996.

 

American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers Seminar, Dallas, TX. Presentation and television interview (LETN) on, “Nonviolent Crisis Intervention for Police Officers” legal defense in officer use of force.

 

American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers Seminar, Washington D.C. Lectures on Body Armor and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Second Chance Body Armor, Inc.

 

Guest Lecturer/Instructor Oakland University, “Contemporary Sociological Police Issues.” 1995/96.

 

Third Party Defense: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. Oakland County Sheriff’s Department. 1995.

 

Seminar Instructor (1990-1995)
Michigan State University and Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of Michigan

Coordinate and conduct programs on street tactics, police stress and behavior at selected locations throughout Michigan.

 

Police/Corrections Academy Seminar Instructor (1987-2001)
Michigan Police Corps, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI
Lake Superior State Police Academy, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Macomb Police Academy Fraser, MI
Oakland Police Academy Auburn Hills, MI
Texas State Police Academy Austin, TX
Mississippi State Police Academy Jackson, MS
Detroit Police Academy, Detroit, MI
Kansas City Police Academy Kansas City, MO
U.S. Immigration Federal Prison Miami, FL
Greaterford State Prison Greaterford, PA
Joliet State Prison Joliet, IL
San Angelo Area Police Academy San Angelo, TX
Livingston Parish Range/Academy Livingston, LA
Fort Worth Police Academy, Fort Worth, TX
Houston Police Academy, Houston, TX
Dallas Police Academy (Tactical), Dallas, TX
West Miami Police Training Center, West Miami, FL
Ocala Sheriff’s Department Academy, Ocala, FL
St. Petersburg Police Training Center, St. Petersburg, FL
Rhode Island State Police Academy, RI
New York State Department of Corrections
Ontario (Canada) Department of Corrections
Camp Grayling (Michigan National Guard)
Panama Area Police Training Academy, Panama, FL
Bor-Tac U.S. Border Patrol Training, Camp Bliss, TX
Coral Gables Police Training Range, Coral Gable, FL
Miami-Dade County Police Academy, Miami, FL
Gainesville (Area) Florida Police Academy, Gainesville, FL
Moundsville Federal Corrections Center, WV

 

Public Service, Speaker
Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Department, Charlevoix, MI
Oakland County Sheriff’s Department,
Pontiac, MI
Served as speaker on crime prevention and substance abuse for sheriff’s department at various public/media functions. Organized Policing Programs.