The instructors bring a rare perspective to the class. Each instructor has been involved in a deadly force encounter with an armed attacker. In addition, Detective Russell was shot while attempting to detain a subject and Detective Holt was stabbed trying to apprehend a mentally disturbed individual. These and other experiences give the instructors unparalleled credibility.
The instructors utilize never seen before crime scene photographs, videos and radio transmissions of actual police-involved shootings, several they actually investigated.
We will also explore the physiological and psychological effects on the human body during and after a deadly force encounter. They will emphasize the importance of mental and physical preparedness. It is important to understand how your body responds when faced with an imminent threat of death or great bodily harm. This information will prepare you when your body goes into a protective mode. This knowledge could mean the difference between survival and death.
The instructors will talk about how physical training, mental imaging, tactical self-talk, combat breathing and centering improve stress inoculation, startle recovery and performance during a deadly force encounter.
Finally, the class will discuss the police response to active shooter situations, perhaps the most traumatic and chaotic incident an officer will face. Keeping a focused mindset and determining your goals in advance will assist you from being overwhelmed during a traumatic incident.