Police training soft skills


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

STREET LEVEL | Looking Versus Seeing: The Art Of Perception

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 degree. Her career began with practicing law at a private firm in New York City, but her love of art led her to combine the [...]

By |November 15th, 2022|

Incident Control

By |May 2nd, 2022|

Recent events have proven that bad things can, and do, happen to good people. An increase in crime, including home invasions, attacks on vehicles, and other violent physical assaults, are not part of some fiction novel. Properties have been destroyed, and businesses are looted then burnt to the ground in [...]


By |April 19th, 2022|

In a society that consists of various cultures and backgrounds, conflicting beliefs, personal opinions, and political viewpoints are inevitable. Such inevitability sometimes leads to heated discussions, which may lead to acts of physical violence. The Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of tolerance is the capacity for the practice of recognizing and respecting [...]

RULE #4 | Be Sure of Your Target and What’s Beyond

By |March 29th, 2022|

Rule #4 reads, "Be Sure of your target and what's beyond it." That's easy on a square range with a two-dimensional target in front of a tall earthen berm. Too easy. Maybe you are moving. Far more often, the target is not moving; it is just static. And there is [...]


By |March 29th, 2022|

When it comes to responding to extreme physical violence, a few guidelines can help keep you out of the hospital and on a victory track. Certain combative concepts applied mentally or physically can afford you the tactical advantage should you find yourself in a real-world close quarters combat scenario. One [...]

PERFORMANCE UNDER FIRE | Who Wins, Who Dies, and Why

By |March 2nd, 2022|

Human factors are a significant thing, especially in those career fields or endeavors where failure can have a catastrophic consequence to an individual or a group. The aviation community has successfully worked these issues and the related science into their evaluation and training processes. Law enforcement and the self-defense community [...]


By |February 9th, 2022|

What's the real story behind "less lethal," and why is it considered a critical force option for both law enforcement and civilian application? The term "less lethal" is applied to any technique, system, or methodology utilized to slow or stop an aggressor (physical threat) without loss of life. Civilians who [...]

LIFE SKILLS | Problem Solving

By |January 5th, 2022|

One thing you can be assured of living in today’s dynamic society is the need to solve problems. Your two choices are to allow a problem to persist or to solve it straight up. If you choose to solve the problem so that it doesn’t recur, then there’s a useful [...]

LIFE SKILLS | Daily Readiness

By |December 10th, 2021|

Given the way things are going today, both law enforcement professional and concerned citizen alike must be prepared to confront anything from bullying to full scale civil unrest and everything in between (including a never-ending pandemic). The underlining preparation question is ‘Are you ready?’ but for what? Top contenders are [...]

LIFE SKILLS | Mind-Eyes-Hands

By |November 17th, 2021|

The word “protection” is a term applied to “the activities and planning of any individual who may be seeking to protect themselves and their loved ones from harm.” Such harm comes from real-world threats which can negatively and permanently impact both your professional and personal life. The world just isn’t [...]

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