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The Importance of a Scientific Approach to Law Enforcement Training

Training and fine-tuning our skills is an important aspect of how to stay successful as a cop and a copreneur. In this episode, I’m talking with Robert Carlson from Brave Defender Training Group. Robert shares with me, why he thinks that a scientific approach to law enforcement training is paramount to achieving desired outcomes in real life scenarios.

We’ll also discuss Robert’s copreneural journey, starting his own training business while still working full-time in law enforcement. And we also touch on how to create that Winning Mindset that will help assure you always come out on top. Another great conversation, check it out!

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Pat Welsh - Warrior, Servant, Leader

Mastering Warrior, Servant, Leadership

Pat Welsh is the creator of the Warrior, Servant, Leader mindset approach and has written two best-selling books on the topic. He is a decorated and well-known cop and leadership influencer and during this powerful conversation we discuss the Warrior, Servant, Leader mindset and how that relates to the current popular opinion that law enforcement need to abandon a Warrior mindset in place of a Guardian mindset. We also unpack Pat’s unique transition into law enforcement and then his subsequent Copreneur journey into the world of running an instructor business.

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DRONERESPONDERS: the world’s fastest growing non-profit program supporting Public Safety UAS and Drones For Good™

Throughout the U.S. and around the world you see them launching unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the sky during various types of emergencies and incidents. These are the DRONERESPONDERS, and their ranks are growing every day as more organizations continue to embrace UAS for public safety missions.

DRONERESPONDERS is a non-profit program created to unite these new aerial first responders, emergency managers, and search and rescue specialists under a unified organization to help learn, train, and test with one another with the ultimate objective of maximizing drone operations for public safety. There is no cost to join, and as a member, you will have access to DRONERESPONDERS research and information to help make your unmanned aviation operation more successful.

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Strategies for Safe Interactions with Autistic Individuals with Stefan Bjes

Misinterpreting the actions of a subject with autism can end disastrously for you and your agency. What are you doing to train and prepare for this inevitability?Training on our response to intellectual disabilities can no longer be treated the same as mental illness. In this episode, Stefan Bjes will lay out for you how your agency can create an effective program for addressing the needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities in your community.

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Breaking Down Training Silos with Bill Fogarty of 21 CLETS

We train in silos far too often in the Public Safety profession. Real world incidents require real-time collaboration between law enforcement, corrections, fire, EMS, and emergency management. So why don’t we train that way? In this episode, we’ll talk about the importance of cross-discipline training, a problem that is being solved by Bill Fogarty and his team at 21 CLETS. As a very special bonus, Bill and I talk about his journey from cop to entrepreneur and lay out 7 Foundational Principles for Starting Your Own Business Post-Law Enforcement.

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The Innovative Leadership Development Course That Should be in Every State

Public safety leadership is about so much more than how to supervise people or command a scene. Kerry Plemmons is the co-founder of the University of Denver’s Public Safety Leadership Program where he is focused on developing holistic public safety leaders. This unique program takes law enforcement, fire, and EMS students into the mountains of Colorado for an immersive 3-day experience that will help these emerging leaders understand team dynamics and grow both professionally and personally . In this episode, Kerry will tell you how you can replicate their program for your own state or region.

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Cutting Out the Cancer – “That’s the Way We’ve Always Done It” with Scott Savage of Savage Training Group

We’ve all heard it and we’ve all said it, “That’s the way we’ve always done it.” In this episode of the Public Safety Innovators Podcast, Scott Savage and I will discuss why we think this mentality is one of the most pervasive cancers that is affecting the law enforcement profession. This attitude stifles our own growth and negatively impacts our ability to serve our communities, adapt to societal expectations, and rise to the occasion.

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Implementing a Virtual Training Program for Verbal Communication and De-escalation with Chad Emmons and John DiGiantomasso of Thin Blue Online

Verbal communication skills are arguably the most important skillset a law enforcement officer must have. So why do we often de-prioritize this critical training in favor of more dynamic training? In this episode we’ll discuss the importance of verbal communication and de-escalation skills with Chad Emmons and John DiGiantomasso with Thin Blue Online. Thin Blue Online is a web-based software training solution to help officers increase their skills with regularity. Verbal communication and de-escalation training doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive.