The public doesn’t understand!
My administration doesn’t understand!
The media doesn’t understand!
The courts don’t understand!
They don’t understand use of force. They don’t understand the realities of time and distance and action versus reaction. They don’t understand how humans (yes cops are human) function under stress. They don’t understand how memory under stress works. They don’t understand how the mind works in tense, uncertain and rapidly evolving situation. They don’t understand Totality of Circumstances. They don’t understand the science of human performance.
I continually hear these concerns from trainers and officers around North America. You may be right. They may not understand. So what are you doing about it? What are you doing to educate the public, the media and your administration? Are you doing informational sessions? Are you speaking about these issues at Citizens Police Academies? Are you creating experiential learning opportunities for them to discover how they perform in these situations? Are you sharing the science from Force Science Institute and other research based trainers and organizations? Are you creating Executive Summaries of the science in the event they do not have time to read the entire research paper? Are you hosting two day Force Science seminars? Are you proactive with these strategies or are you reactive? Do you get out front of these issues in advance so you are not behind the curve when stuff happens in your agency (and it will happen)?
Ask yourself these questions:
- What piece of this do I own?
- Am I part of the problem or part of the solution?
- If what I have done in the past did not work, how can I present it more effectively?
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