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Register for Response to Resistance Training

Course Title:
Understanding the Physiological, Medical, and Emotional variables associated with Response to Resistance

Course Description:
This course will cover the medical research and available data to discuss the physiologic responses to various forms of force used by law enforcement.  This will include a review of research involving restraint and positioning, neck holds, spit masks, electronic control weapons, drug intoxication and excited delirium syndrome.  This course will also highlight key areas that law enforcement personnel should be aware of when dealing with persons in a medical crisis in order to more effectively and safely resolve the situation.

This program is funded through the Delaware Criminal Justice Council by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Dr. Gary M. Vilke, MD (Instructor Bio Below)

Delaware State University
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center 
1200 North Dupont Hwy 
Dover, DE 19901

Free for Delaware Law Enforcement

Who Should Attend:
Any current law enforcement officer, correction officer, school constables, training staff, and police leadership in Delaware.

What to Bring:
-Law Enforcement ID/Credentials
-Note pad and pen
-Face mask

May 24th-27th, 2021  (MUST REGISTER BY MAY 21st)
0830-1200 and 1300-1630 (2 sessions per day)
Classes are approximately 3.5 hours in length
Eight class dates and times available

Certificates will be emailed upon completion of the training by the vendor.
Email delivery of certificates may take up to 3 weeks.

Vendors and visitors must visit https://portal.publicsafetycloud.net/manage-self-assessment/delaware-state-university to perform a COVID-19 health screening prior to their arrival every time they report to campus. (When prompted for a Unique ID, vendors/visitors should enter their phone number (if they do not have a University D100 number)). Vendors and visitors cannot download and use the Campus Shield app.
Faculty, staff and students can also access this site using their D100 number.

Agencies may register officers using the form below.  Each officer must be registered separately.  Classes filled on first come, first served basis.  Dates and times may be removed from menu options as they reach capacity. CLASS SELECTION IS FINAL. MUST REGISTER BY MAY 21st.

Register Below:

Dr. Gary M. Vilke, MD
Dr. Gary M. Vilke, M.D. is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate education at Cal Berkeley and his medical school training at UCSD. He completed a surgical internship and an emergency medicine residency program at UCSD as well. Dr. Vilke completed a residency in emergency medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where he also earned his medical degree. He is board-certified in emergency medicine and is a fellow of ACEP and AAEM. He works clinically at the UC San Diego Health’s Emergency Departments in Hillcrest and La Jolla and the two UCSD urgent care facilities.

Dr. Vilke serves as the Medical Director of Risk Management at UC San Diego Health and serves on numerous hospital committees, including chairing the Medical Risk Management Committee and UCSD Allocation Committee. He is the UCSD Vice Chair of Clinical Operations for the Department of Emergency Medicine and oversees clinical operations at the three emergency departments and two urgent cares staffed by UCSD physicians. He is also the previous Chair for the UCSD Patient Care and Peer Review Committee, the former Chief of Staff at UCSD, and the former President for the UCSD Academy of Clinician Scholars.

Dr. Vilke’s EMS background and experience includes having been a flight physician with Lifeflight of San Diego and with Mercy Air. His EMS administrative roles include having been the Base Station Medical Director for UCSD, the Medical Director for the Palomar and Southwestern Paramedic College Training Programs, and he is the former Medical Director for the County of San Diego Emergency Medical Services (EMS). He also served as  the  Medical Director for the San Diego County Metropolitan Medical Strike Team (MMST). Dr. Vilke started the UCSD EMS/Disaster Medicine Fellowship Training Program and was the first Fellowship Director. He currently serves as the Assistant Director of the EMS/Disaster Medicine Division at UCSD. Other administrative roles include being the former medical director for the City of Carlsbad and Chula Vista City Fire Departments and Mercy Air Service. He is also the former medical director for three fixed winged air ambulance companies, Aeromedevac, Aviamedix and AirLinkUSA. Dr. Vilke currently serves as the Medical Director of the San Diego County North Zone Fire Protection District.

Within the department, Dr. Vilke has served as the director of Clinical Research and led several large, multi-center clinical trials funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), including the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium which studies out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and severe traumatic injury. He has been funded with over $5 million in research dollars. Dr. Vilke also started the clinical research fellowship in emergency medicine and served as director for 10 years and the EMS/Disaster Medicine fellowship and served as director for six years.

Dr. Vilke’s research focus has been in the areas of prehospital care, cardiac arrest and in-custody deaths. He has published over 70 original peer reviews on topics including positional asphyxia, weight force on the back, OC spray, neck holds, restraint chairs, spit socks, Excited Delirium Syndrome, agitation and TASER’s. He has lectured internationally on these topics and Co-Authored with Darrell Ross the book, Guidelines for Investigating Officer-Involved Shootings, Arrest-Related Deaths and Deaths in Custody. He has served as a nationally recognized expert on many high-profile use of force and in custody death cases. Additionally, he has over 35 grant funded research projects including funding by several national organizations to perform research in in-custody deaths, including the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), the Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths (IPICD) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).

Dr. Vilke has written two textbooks, coauthored over 70 book chapters and over 270 peer reviewed articles, and his work has appeared in ResuscitationNew England Journal of MedicineJAMA, and Annals of Emergency Medicine, among others. He is also on the editorial board for four major medical journals.

This program is funded through the Delaware Criminal Justice Council by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program