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Brian Willis

Brian Willis

Brian Willis is a retired officer, trainer and author who now serves as deputy executive director for the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA).



William Harvey

William Harvey

William "Bill" Harvey is currently serving as chief of police in south central Pennsylvania. He retired from the Savannah (Ga.) Police Department where he worked assignments in training, patrol, and CID. Harvey has more than 25 years of experience working with recruits, rookies, and FTOs.
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<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/63824260@N00/2769886314/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Stephen Poff</a>/Flickr.</p>

Get a Mental Oil Change  

June 4, 2013
In your law enforcement career, there will be times when your stress level causes too much friction or locks up your forward motion. More and more officers are becoming victims of a level of stress that, if not attended to, could turn them into the psychologically walking wounded.
<p>Photo by Mark W. Clark.</p>

Starting a Tactical Team: Goals and Training  

May 6, 2013
We tend to overly stress the tools, equipment, and necessary resources for this specialized assignment. These are important, but you also need to invest in your customer base.
<p>Photo by Mark W. Clark.</p>

14 Ways To Make Training Safer  

April 16, 2013
One of the mottos of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) is "When safety is taken for granted, take injury for granted."
<p>Photo by Mark W. Clark.</p>

Smaller Departments Require Greater Training Needs  

April 16, 2013
The smaller-town first responding officer follows a case from patrol to prosecution. They gather evidence, prepare warrants, perform interviews, and present it to the district attorney. It's their case from 911 call to courtroom.
<p>Photo courtesy of Long Beach (Calif.) PD.</p>

The Officer Survival Creed  

March 20, 2013
"The will to survive, to survive the attack, must be uppermost in my mind. Therefore, preparation and not paranoia is the key to my survival. To survive I must be aware, be alert, be confident, be deceptive, be decisive, and be ready. I must expect the unexpected and do the unexpected."
<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Cross-Train Less-Lethal Weapons with Mutual-Aid Agencies  

March 5, 2013
Whenever you arrive for mutual aid, you're the visiting team. Everyone has different ground rules. Another department arriving on mutual aid may have a more stringent or lackadaisical policy. Compare their policy for deployment to yours.
<p>Photo courtesy of William Harvey.</p>

Realistic Training Makes You a Better Cop  

February 14, 2013
Training in real-world conditions is the key. Get outside in the hot, cold, dark, and whatever weather you have to operate in. Realism begins in training and not in make believe.
<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/58411823@N00/4961655382/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>joebiologyuni</a>/Flickr.</p>

How To Score Confessions Like Touchdowns  

January 25, 2013
As professionals in law enforcement, we have to raise our game and consistently seek out training throughout our careers to keep improving our skill level and effectiveness at conducting interviews and interrogations.
<p>Photo courtesy of William Harvey.</p>

A Police Trainer's Code of Conduct  

January 22, 2013
There are a few dos and don'ts when visiting or training at another department. Never forget that you're an ambassador for learning. These students didn't come to sit in awe of you.

Verbal De-Escalation  

January 11, 2013
As the details about Thursday's Taft Union High School Shooting are coming to light, we're learning that two brave school staff members were able to distract the shooter long enough so that the rest of the students in the class could escape the room unharmed.
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