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Thinking Like a Cop
One of the biggest transitions a recruit must make is to start thinking like a cop, rather than Joe Average Guy on the street. I'm not talking about speaking in police tongues such as 10 codes, jargon and criminal codes.
June 19, 2011
Interpersonal Communication Training
Interpersonal communication is a physical skill and must be trained like any other skill. This means running drills and scenarios that are dedicated to improving an officer's ability to persuade and gain voluntary compliance.
June 15, 2011
Police Trainer of Verbal Judo Dies
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.
June 7, 2011
Know Your Recruit
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.
April 25, 2011
App Review: Spanish for Police
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.
April 12, 2011
A Few Words on Searches of Detainees
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.
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.
March 16, 2011
You Just Won the Gunfight, Now What?
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?
March 15, 2011
Workplace Communication: Closing the Generation Gap
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.
February 16, 2011
Bearing Bad News
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.
September 6, 2010
Women in Law Enforcement
Talking Them Down
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.
December 16, 2009
Women in Law Enforcement
Defusing Volatile People
Can female officers more easily calm a suspect who may be on the brink of violence?
December 1, 2009
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