Dr. John R. Black, DBA
Aragon National Inc.
Police Practices & Procedures Expert Witness
Police Use-of-Force, Sensemaking, Decision-making, Jail Operations Police Training, Patrol Operations, Police negotiations, Crowd Control, Systems Thinking, Officer-Involved Shooting, Intelligence, Internal Affairs Leadership, Police Mental Health Response, De-escalation, Incident Command, Defensive Tactics
Full-time consultant and Expert witness: Recognized expert witness in federal and state courts on police practices, training, Use of Force, and officer-involved shootings. Post-Doctoral research areas include police decision-making, systems thinking, complexity/wicked problems, and the sensemaking to decision-making relationship.
Retired from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) in 2017 after 23 years of service. Primary/lead investigator of an agency-wide internal affairs (IA) investigation resulting in criminal convictions and terminations of police officers. Served as the Investigations Lieutenant (Lt.), Patrol Operations Lt., Jail Operations Lt., Training and Service Division Lt. , and Professional Standards Lt. Only command officer to have served in all divisions. Multiple instructor ratings in firearms, defensive tools, and tactics.
Additionally, I consult in areas and problems involving business intelligence, data-driven decision-making, and socio-cultural intelli...
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