Chuck J. Rylant, PsyD., MBA Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Phone: (805) 680-6185
  • Cell: (805) 680-6185
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Police Practices & Procedures and Law Enf & Criminal Justice

Specialty Focus: Police use of force, law enforcement use of force, self defense, arrest and control, defensive tactics, human performance, human factors, strangulation, choke hold, attention, perception, response time, decision making, fight or flight, stress response, officer involved shooting, police shooting.

Education: Doctor of Psycology, California Southern University; Master of Business Administration, California Polytechnic State University; Bachelor of Science , University of La Verne

Years in Practice: 7

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 10


Additional Information

Dr. Chuck J. Rylant has 23 years experience in the industry and is a court-experienced expert witness in use-of-force, self-defense, strangulation, and human performance factors, police tactics, training,. He has earned a doctorate of clinical psychology; dissertation: Decisions Under Pressure: Psychological and Physiological Aspects of Police Use of Force. Dr. Rylant is a retired police officer/detective, S.W.A.T. member, and P.O.S.T. certified department firearms, baton, chemical agents, and arrest and control (ARCON) trainer. He is currently a police academy arrest and control (ARCON), use-of-force, and de-escalation instructor, as well as a certified advanced Force Science Specialist. Dr. Rylant is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt instructor for law enforcement and civilians, as well as author of Shots Fired: The Psychology Behind Officer Involved Shootings.