Today’s Street Survival® Seminar addresses law enforcement as the multi-faceted profession it has become. Rather than limiting our focus to just surviving deadly threats, we also discuss the need to prepare officers for making sound, legal and reasonable decisions under stress in order to preserve the lives of citizens as well as their own.
The foundation of this program is understanding and training realistically for stress events. From driving too fast and using unwarranted amounts of force to ineffective communication and the inability to decompress off-duty, the seminar emphasizes the need to understand and manage stress as the key to professional and personal success.
Street Survival is presented in a one-day, live and interactive online format, as well as the legendary two-day seminar.
Two Days consists of:
Module 1 – Stress: Decisions at the Speed of Light
The decision to use deadly force often occurs in the blink of an eye under extraordinary stress. Are you ready for that moment? Learn about the physical, psychological & emotional elements that come into play in rapidly unfolding deadly force encounters and how you can prepare to control them and enhance decision making and performance, both before, during and after the incident.
Module 2 – Science of Human Performance
An in-depth, scientifically based look at the impact sudden onset stress can have on an officer’s perception of a rapidly unfolding, potentially life- threatening force encounter, as well as their decision making and overall behavior. Students will learn how to prepare for these reactions, more effectively manage them as they occur and articulate what they experienced and why in the context of science and human factors issues.
Module 3 – Road Wise: The Zero Injury Culture
More officers are injured and killed in and around their vehicles than by felonious assaults. Using actual video footage of incidents involving officers, this block of the Street Survival Series goes beyond basic “watch your speed” thinking and examines detailed strategies–from a variety of tactical driving techniques to avoiding & managing fatigue and developing realistic training programs–that can both counter and prevent vehicle associated injury or death.
Module 4 – Deception Cues and PreAttack Indicators
The value of the ability to recognize tell-tale signs that someone is about to attack you cannot be overstated. That skill can literally mean the difference between injury and safely navigating an encounter…between life and death. Using actual video footage of attacks on officers, this Street Survival Series block will teach you to identify, interpret and react to verbal cues, behaviors—both conscious and unconscious—and gestures that can red flag pending assaults.
Module 5 – Thinking Outside the Box
What does “thinking outside the box” mean in the context of law enforcement? It’s rising above departmental culture issues, professional challenges or personal limitations that inhibit you from reaching the highest levels of tactical performance and reaching personal and professional exceptionalism. With the help of real-world case studies and videos, Chief Scott Hughes helps officers recognize when they may be stuck in “boxed” behavior and caught in a dangerous rut of relaxed tactical thinking and shares proven strategies for breaking out of—and STAYING out of—the proverbial box.
Module 6 – Emotional Survival: The 24/7 Realities of Law Enforcement
Law enforcement is laced with unique, often intense stress. To survive, you must train to navigate the emotional rollercoaster ride. This candid course explores the root causes of stress on and off duty and gives you strategies to regain control and get back on a healthy track if career stress creeps too far into your life.
Module 7 – Tactics, Law & The Dynamics of Force
This Street Survival Series block provides a unique blend of practical tactical training, including techniques for approaching people, vehicles & buildings; field interviews; suspect control; non-felony, high-risk and no-approach traffic stops & more, combined with an overview of the foundational force-related case law that impacts the legal evaluation of uses of force.
“”This course saved myself and other officers from both injury and paperwork…. Using the tactics provided by Lt. Devoll during the training, I was able to gain rapport with a wanted subject, who was non-compliant, by speaking calmly and on his level.” Officer Hipple – North Coventry Twp., PA
“Street Survival not only depends on sound tactics but a sound body and mind as well. Excellent Course and Great Training…as usual…from Calibre Press.” Special Agent Roth – Office of the Inspector General
Each section contains one video around 20 minutes and has a one-question quiz at the end. You must complete each section to receive a certificate.