Police training soft skills


Soft Skills2022-01-26T11:04:02-08:00

Principles of Protection

Why reinvent the wheel when formal training in elite protective services began even before the introduction of the praetorian guard into the Roman Empire? The principles of protection are the same today as during the 2nd century, to prevent your protectee from harm by way of injury or death and embarrassment or defamation. The more important of these is the injury prevention and lifesaving part. In the world of protective services, where trained professionals are [...]

By |November 29th, 2022|

STREET LEVEL | Looking Versus Seeing: The Art Of Perception

By |November 15th, 2022|

You’d never tag Amy Herman as a law enforcement trainer. Tall, chic and sophisticated, you might guess she’s an expert on fi ne art, working for a major gallery or perhaps a Manhattan corporate attorney. Actually, she’s all three. Ms. Herman has a master’s in art history and a law [...]

Hands On!

By |October 18th, 2022|

The consummate professional does everything possible to avoid a violent physical altercation. Adopting an appropriate mindset and applying good situational awareness are integral aspects of being prepared. However, applying even the most diligent of proactive measures does not guarantee that you will prevent or avoid an undesired event. Failing an [...]

Predictable Patterns

By |August 31st, 2022|

Kidnapping is big business overseas, both inside and outside the continental United States. As a result, predictability is one of the most dangerous behavior characteristics you can exhibit, especially abroad. Customarily, beginning their attack at the airport, dedicated kidnappers will run surveillance outside your hotel, motel, or homestay and along [...]

STREET LEVEL | Straight Talk On Supervision & Leadership

By |August 23rd, 2022|

Recap. “Punishment” is only one of several aspects of discipline — frequently and wrongfully employed. “Context” is important. A violation, appearing clear-cut, may deserve mitigation, exoneration or even commendation. “Ink” should never dictate the level of discipline imposed. “Bad press” or departmental embarrassment decides far too many disciplinary actions. The [...]

Grey Looks Great on You

By |August 17th, 2022|

So, what’s with this ‘greyman’ concept? Well, on the surface, it sounds pretty simple – just blend in.    When you look deeper and get more into the details, it gets interesting. Subscribing to the grey man/grey woman idea means a lot of different things, so let’s narrow it down [...]


By |August 9th, 2022|

I’m pretty sure every organization has them. They may be called countless different things depending on where you work, but I refer to them as “Organizational Terrorists.” No matter what the name, we all know them. They’re the ones sucking on the Big Gulp-sized container of Haterade — whining, sniveling [...]

Home Defense

By |August 3rd, 2022|

Given current and emerging threats such as the open U.S. Southern border and crime surges throughout the major cities, law-abiding citizens have a commensurate and justified concern about rising home invasions. What are some recommended proactive measures to protect your home and family from such an undesired incident? Red cell, [...]

“HOW’S THAT AGAIN?” | A Failure To Communicate

By |August 2nd, 2022|

I’m a seasoned, okay, salty 26-year veteran of two major California law enforcement agencies. I’ve worked many aspects of the job — corrections, K-9, narcotics, traffic, auto theft, community policing — the list goes on. But, I still work patrol and get enormous satisfaction out of that drive to jail. [...]

Being Mindful

By |July 6th, 2022|

Have you ever walked into a room on a mission to retrieve something important only to stand there and think, ‘What did I come in here for?” how many times have you held your keys and thought, ‘where the heck are my keys?’ Or, with glasses resting on your head, [...]

School Violence

By |June 6th, 2022|

  "Sometimes we are responsible not because we are to blame, but because we are the only ones who can change it."                                                         - [...]

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