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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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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.
Photo via Flickr.com (onkel_wart).

Your Subconscious Mind  

August 24, 2010
In order for law enforcement professionals to effectively use the skills, tactics and equipment provided to them, they must first prepare and condition their minds.

A Message For FTOs: Prepare For the Worst  

August 13, 2010
How many calls do you respond to that could become an armed confrontation? I think of alarms-in-progress, domestic disputes, bar calls and gang contacts. These need to receive the once over or brief intros during the first week.

Train With Imagination and Emotion  

August 3, 2010
If you truly want to fight the way you train, then you need to train with imagination and emotion. Training with imagination and emotion means YOU need to make training real for you every time you train.
Photo via Euro-police.noblogs.org.

BART Verdict: Consider a Weak-Hand TASER Draw  

July 9, 2010
It is essential that trainers put officers through their paces with training that is dynamic, stress-inducing, and requires officers to make force-options decisions that truly test the officer's ability to be ready for stressful encounters on the street.

The Training Curve  

June 22, 2010
I used to work with a precinct captain who believed "mandatory" training was an order from The Almighty. It needed to be done right then and there! As much as it drove me up the wall to deal with his reign of madness, it made sense.

Advice to the Newest FTO  

April 27, 2010
Set the learning and work standards and stick to them. None of the "good enough for government work" crap. Teach your recruits to work, train, and earn their keep.

Your Best FTO  

February 11, 2010
If you want a super cop hero in your life, go rent a movie. If you want a real cop in your life, your academy cadre and FTOs are there to teach you today and for the rest of your career.
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