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Police Trainer of Verbal Judo Dies

June 8, 2011
George Thompson, the English professor-turned-street cop who taught law enforcement professionals the art of verbally redirecting negative behavior, has died. Thompson, known as "Doc" to those trained in his methodology, died Tuesday at his home in Auburn, N.Y. He was 69.

Know Your Recruit

April 26, 2011
If you find yourself in the role of Field Training Officer (FTO) or occasional trainer, please make an effort to understand the background of your recruits. For the one-on-one trainer, try to grasp the knowledge, skills, and abilities of your trainee. If both of you do this, you'll save yourself wasted time, aggravation, ruffled student, egos and probably maximize valuable training time.

App Review: Spanish for Police

April 13, 2011
Exact Magic Software's Spanish for Police provides Spanish commands and questions organized in basic law enforcement categories such as Officer Safety, Arrests; Searching Suspects; Miranda Warning; DUI/HGN and others.

A Few Words on Searches of Detainees

March 18, 2011
A little charm can go a long way. By catering to their ego without emboldening them - "You play college football?" - you might even get them empathizing with your desire to secure them before searching.

Communication Skills

March 17, 2011

POLICE Magazine has teamed up with Lt. Kevin Dillon, a retired officer and trainer who developed the L.O.C.K.U.P. system, for a video series focusing on police combat strategies and tactics. In this segment, Lt. Dillon discusses the importance of effective communication with the public, subjects and detainees.

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?

Workplace Communication: Closing the Generation Gap

February 17, 2011

For the first time in history, we have four generations working side by side in the modern workplace. They consist of Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials (also known as Generation Y or Nexters). With four different groups working together, there is bound to be a collision between each other's set of values.

Bearing Bad News

September 7, 2010

Make the notification as soon as possible following the incident. Making a personal notification is always a race against time, and it's far better that they hear it from you, in person, rather than finding out on the news or through the grapevine that their loved one has died.

Crisis and Hostage Negotiations

December 29, 2009

Art Slatkin, a leading expert on crisis and hostage negotiation, explains the three stages of a negotiation, delineates the personality types officers will encounter and offers several practical tips officers could use right away during the three specific stages of building rapport, negotiating and resolution with volatile people. Slatkin's "Training Strategies for Crisis and Hostage Negotiations" is the topic of this month's author interview.

Talking Them Down

December 16, 2009
I have had many experiences on patrol and SWAT call-outs where being a female definitely benefited in my negotiating with the suspect and eventually getting him to surrender peacefully or to do what I wanted him to do.

Defusing Volatile People

December 1, 2009
Can female officers more easily calm a suspect who may be on the brink of violence?

Off-Duty Considerations

October 29, 2009
The other day a young officer inquired about off-duty actions and equipment. His question focused on how to act, so here's my advice.

Do You Need to Prove Yourself Physically?

September 25, 2009
Sgt. Diana Drummey looks for other ways to resolve confrontations than getting physical, but will go there, if need be.

Gift of Gab

July 15, 2009
When you're a police officer, you don't need to have the best gift of gab. Just avoid making the stupidest comment on the street.

Verbal Commands

November 26, 2008
Verbal commands very often set the tone for the ultimate outcome of police encounters, including SWAT operations.

Watch Your Words

June 7, 2007

As a "profession," law enforcement is growing a body of knowledge, especially as it relates to high-risk activities, such as use of force, driving, and arrest practices. That body of knowledge relies upon certain terminology to illustrate concepts and ideas in an easily understood context. When we choose terminology to illustrate ideas, the temptation is always there to "make it sound good." That's usually OK, but sometimes the effort to make it sound good can create probl

Get a Handle on Car-Cuffing Techniques

February 1, 2000

As you are interviewing the operator you notice a handgun on the floor of the passenger side of the car.  Of course, any backup is light years away.

 

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