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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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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.

The Scale of Desirability and Fatal Funnel  

October 15, 2010
If you understand how the mind works, then you'll understand the power of words to program the subconscious mind for success or failure. In this week's post, we'll continue with that line of thought by examining the "scale of desirability" and "fatal funnel."
Image via Flickr (nevermindtheend).

Eliminate These 'D' Words From Your Vocabulary  

September 29, 2010
The first step to positively communicate is to delete the word "don't" from your vocabulary. The rationale behind this is simple. When you use the word "don't" as part of your feedback or direction, your mind must first figure out what it is not supposed to do.

Do You Want to Win or Just Survive?  

September 14, 2010
It's crucial for law enforcement officers to understand the power of words. It is not just semantics. It is often the difference between programming your subconscious for success or for failure. In some cases, it can be the difference between life and death.
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