Posted on Jan. 25, 2022 by Niki Nelson

Force Science – a renowned research, training and consulting company – provides courses around the United States to law enforcement, legal experts and more to those wishing to learn in-depth about the science of human behavior. One way that people choose to become further educated on such topics is through the Force Science Advanced Specialist Course. It is an 18-week comprehensive course for developing the critical thinking, scientific knowledge, and research foundations needed for use of force expertise.

VirTra’s Law Enforcement Subject Matter Expert Nicole Florisi has recently completed this feat and received her Advanced Specialist Certification through Force Science. Florisi has a diverse background with her 20+ years in law enforcement. Aside from her work with VirTra, she is a course instructor for Force Science in their de-escalation program; works with a non-profit providing services for victims of sex trafficking, sexual violence, and domestic violence; and has experience working as a therapist with a crisis and trauma focus.

Florisi has contributed greatly to VirTra, most notably being the author of 15 hours of V-VICTA® curriculum. She authored VirTra’s “Mental Illness: A Practical Approach” coursework; which has topics ranging from depression and suicide to PTSD and dementia. Her work is recognizable through the accuracy of facts, attention to detail, and focus on behavior recognition.

Knowing this was a milestone Florisi could reach with her skills and determination, all of her colleagues at VirTra are congratulatory. Current clients can expect to see continued curriculum authored and reviewed by Florisi as she has become a staple of the Training and Curriculum team.

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