Matrix-Correctional Officer Risk Evaluation Inventory

Robert D. Davis, Ph.D., M.P
Cary D. Rostow, Ph.D., M.P.

    About the Author

    Robert D. Davis, Ph.D., M.P.
    Robert D. Davis, Ph.D., M.P. is a licensed Medical Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, and Clinical Neuropsychologist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a co-owner (with Dr. Rostow) of RD Associates, LLC, a largely forensic private practice, and a partner of Matrix, Inc., the Police Psychological Services Corporation. He is Board Certified in Medical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Forensic Neuropsychology, and Police Psychology. Dr. Davis is nationally known for the development of inferential statistical models for the actuarial prediction of discrete liabilities in law enforcement. He served as the senior author of the M-PULSE™ (Matrix-Psychological Uniform Law Enforcement Selection Evaluation) Methodology, a comprehensive post-offer actuarial assessment predicting each of the 18 liabilities in law enforcement. He is also the senior author of the M-PULSE™ (Matrix-Predictive Uniform Law Enforcement Selection Evaluation) Inventory, a stand-alone screening test for the pre-offer phase of officer selection that can be used for rank-ordering potential candidates, which is being included as part of a post-offer battery of testing for police psychologists utilizing impressionistic decision-making models, or even included as part of the broader actuarial battery of the M-PULSE Methodology.

    Dr. Davis is also a graduate of LSU’s 147th Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy, and provides numerous professional services to a myriad of agencies including law enforcement selection, critical incident/stress debriefing and diffusion, fitness for duty evaluations, officer advisory programs, and executive consultation. He is the junior author of A Handbook for Psychological Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations in Law Enforcement (Haworth Press, 2004), and more than two dozen peer-reviewed publications in Police Psychology.

    Cary Dennis Rostow, Ph.D., M.P.
    Cary Dennis Rostow, Ph.D., M.P. attended the University of Illinois in Chicago and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. Dr. Rostow is a licensed as a Medical and Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist at Matrix, Inc., in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has a Post-Doctoral Masters Degree in Psychopharmacology and holds the Diplomat in Police Psychology from the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology.

    He is nationally known for the development of Police Psychology services including Stress Training, Fitness of Duty Examinations and Police Candidate Pre-employment Screening. Dr. Rostow has held a number of academic appointments in his long career. He is the senior author of Psychological Fitness for Duty Evaluations for Law Enforcement Executives (with Robert Davis, 2004) and is also an author of the Matrix-Predictive Uniform Law Enforcement Selection Evaluation (M-PULSE), a methodology and inventory for the determination of the actuarial probability of civil rights violations and other misconduct for law enforcement officer candidates and for law enforcement officers.

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P. Randall Kropp, Ph.D.,
Stephen D. Hart, Ph.D.,
Christopher D. Webster, Ph.D.,
& Derek Eaves, M.B.

Age Range Males 18 years and older


PCL–R 2nd Ed.