Bill Lewinski, Ph.D.
has a doctorate in Police Psychology from Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He is a professor in the Law Enforcement Program at Minnesota State University,
Mankato, is on the National Board of Examiners with Goju-Kai Karate-Do USA, and
is an ex-lecturer and contributing expert to the Street Survival® Seminars and
The Tactical Edge. He lectures and testifies extensively in the area of
Performance Psychology in force related matters.
Dr. Lewinski has
compiled an extensive video and text database pertinent to the biomechanical
aspects of the reaction times of officers and suspects in a wide array of
relevant scenarios. This research has pioneered a more universal understanding
of why suspects are often shot in the back by officers who claim to have fired
in response to an immediate deadly force threat.
PPSC is very
honored to have Dr. Lewinski aboard, as we strive to make major inroads into the
study of deadly force issues.
- Thirty two years experience in human behavior ranging from psychiatric
social worker to police psychologist.
- Thirty three years in the Martial Arts.
- Teaching experience ranging from special education to university
-Two International Conferences
- Five National Conferences
- Fifteen National Seminars
- Thirty State Conferences
-Thirty-nine Regional Seminars
- Twenty-eight Professional Lectures and Talks
- International lecture circuit for four years with the Calibre Press "Street
- Consultant in thirty four law enforcement and civilian cases for both
defense and prosecution (including 9 Grand Juries)
- 1993 MNSAT statewide satellite presentation for the Minnesota POST Board on
"Pursuit Driving-Stress, Decision Making, Training." co-presented with Attorney
- Video - "Use of Deadly Force" - the psychological aspects of the 1992 P.O.S.T.
Learning Objectives, used by numerous police departments throughout the State of
- Consulting Expert "Tactical Edge" (1986) & Hostage Officer Survival
Video(1998) both by Calibre Press,
- Publication --'7he Suspect is Shot in the Back. Is Your Shooting Clean?" The
Police Marksman, Sept./Oct. 1999.
- Publication -- "The Lethal Employee" The Police Marksman, Jan./Feb. 2000.
- Two national television interviews, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation -
police stress, post-shooting trauma, two state and two local television
- Nine radio interviews - post-shooting trauma, Police use of force, edged
weapons, family relations
- Eleven newspaper interviews - hostage situations, shooting decisions, police
- Various consultations - the CIA, Minnesota Supreme Court, Minnesota State
University System, international, national and local law enforcement agencies.
Calibre Press, Inc.
- Spent three years developing an integrated, multi-disciplinary, clinical
program for law enforcement education.
- Developed an applied consultation and research institute at Mankato State
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HONORS AND SPECIAL AWARDS
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commanding Officer's Certificate, for assistance rendered to the R.C.M. P under exceptional
Pima County (Tucson) Attorney's Victim
International Association of Women Police, Service Award
Mankato State University, Service Award
Minnesota Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors,
Task Force on Families of Catastrophe, Invited to join
the Task Force to advise the U.S. State
Department and the White House regarding American hostages in Iran. Crisis
formal activity on Task force was initiated.
World Conference on Police Psychology, Invited to Attend
FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia, December 1985. Main focus was on how the
behavioral sciences could assist law enforcement agencies in fulfilling their
Justice of the Peace, Legislative nomination and
approval, Province of Manitoba, Canada.
Nomination and appointment, Lieutenant-Governor of Canada in the name of Her
Elizabeth the Second.
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