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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>Practice effectively using cover from the standing position. Photo: Scott Smith.</p>

You Just Won the Gunfight, Now What?  

March 16, 2011
For many officers, this is where both the scenario and the officer's thought process will end. Just because you've put the bad guy down doesn't mean it's over. What should we be doing in those critical moments while waiting for backup to arrive?
Example of a "mind map." Photo via Flickr (torres21).

Self Talk Statements for Officers  

February 23, 2011
This post continues with the theme of self talk by looking at creating powerful self-talk statements you can use to enhance your self image and change some of the limiting beliefs in your subconscious.
Atari 2600 gaming system. Photo via Flickr (moparx).

FTO Generational Gap  

February 7, 2011
Don't think you'll be able to set back your clock and readjust your "cool level" to theirs. If you've given an analogy and had to explain it, you've committed a faux pas. Face it. There are generational icons that we still use that many don't understand.

Self Talk: Taking Charge of Your Internal Dialogue  

January 28, 2011
If you're like most people, you likely discovered that some of those conversations were very positive and upbeat, while others were very negative. The positive, upbeat conversations are reflective of those areas of our life where you have a positive self image.
Photo via Flickr (Mike_tn).

Self Talk: Auditing Your Internal Dialogue  

December 17, 2010
As my friend Bob Brenner says, "The most important conversations you will ever have are with yourself, about yourself, in the privacy of your own mind."

Training for Stress  

December 13, 2010
It all comes down to you. Don't let the state recommended guidelines or your department's training unit decide how or what you need to practice. These are probably minimum guidelines at best.
Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies practice firearms training in low-light conditions. Photo by Kim Pham.

Doing It In the Dark  

November 30, 2010
Academies love to train you under perfect well-lit conditions; the FTO loves to train you under the adverse conditions. Take your skills to new and higher levels. Go practice in the dark.

Accepting Remedial Training  

November 22, 2010
Remedial training is something nearly every field training recruit (FTR) must endure. There will be an element in a task that you didn't perform to a satisfactory level, and your FTO will insist you practice this skill before you move forward. Calm down and accept the learning moments to come.

Imagine Or Visualize?  

November 12, 2010
It's important to understand that the subconscious mind processes information literally. Therefore, visual language may only speak to those who process images in pictures.

Visualization Doesn't Work for All Officers  

October 29, 2010
Law enforcement training has embraced this theory of information processing and adapted it to mental preparation and conditioning. Based on information from the world of athletics, visualization techniques are seen as proven a method of ingraining the most desirable programs into the subconscious mind.
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