Gregory J. Connor is a Professor (Emeritus) from the University of Illinois Police Training Institute. For more than four decades he provided both practical and tactical education and training to police officers and corrections personnel. Professor Connor has published numerous texts and articles on associated topics in the criminal justice field and is a recognized expert on such topics as use of force, contact controls, police pursuits, jail and police procedures and policies, etc. He continues to write and consult in these areas and is currently working on a project to update and re-introduce the classic “Officer Down . . . Code Three” text into policing.
He is the originator of the Use of Force Model and the recent Police and Jail Control Models designed and developed for peace officers throughout the country and additional graphic illustrations to enhance the training effort in areas including, use of force issues, stop and frisk dynamics, vehicle stops, and exigent operations for both police agencies and jails.