Law Enforcement Training for Criminal Justice Personnel ONLY*
● Recognize the role Phenomenlogical thought, perceptions, plays in creating a survival mentality.
● Recognize non-verbal communication, with specific references to gestures most often present prior to assault or escape behaviors.
● Understand the Trilogy of Warning signs that generally indicate that the presence of violence or the propensity for violence is present in others.
● Utilize conscious and subconscious rapport building to create either a positive or negative environment.
● Manipulate proxemics for utmost benefits.
● How to use their posture and communication style for maximum results.
● Add techniques to diffuse hostility and violence in the early stages of development to their interpersonal skills.
● Articulate warning signals and indicators that justify using force following a continuum of force model.
Subconscious Communication: The idea of communication using the power of the subconscious mind is identified and students are instructed as to the strength the mind possesses in sending out mixed signals and overcoming ulterior motives. Past research by such linguists as Eric Berne is discussed to further illustrate this concept.
Phenomenological Thought Process: The importance of perception in officer survival is defined. Factors that affect one's ability to perceive such as needs, values and external stimuli are examined. The personal thought processes of police officers are examined in the realm of how they influence the ability to survive attack and meet physical challenges that confront the officer.
Mental Preparation for Danger: The three programable areas of mental energy that officers can use to prepare themself to handle critical encounters is defined and explained.
Verbal Communication: The breakdown of the communication process begins with the examination of the spoken word. This lesson assists the student in recognizing the verbal indicators of deception and how word tense and usage can be used in the evaluation of individuals' intentions.
Non-Verbal Communication: The communication process examination continues with the introduction of Body Language. As the majority of communication utilized by humans, this important arena is broken into specific non-verbal gestures that suggest emotional responses of anger or violence important to the police officer. The reason humans utilize body language and the Principles and Rules that apply are highlighted. Proxemics and Danger:
Proxemics and the effective use of space is presented to the student so that an area of safety may be established during field contacts. Practical exercise included.
Practical Exercise and Discussion: Actual video footage of attacks on officers is used to further highlight the mentality and gestures that have been identified. All material in this course is copyright protected
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