Emergency Operator is one of my passions. The training seminars are a result of mistakes I made as an operator and as an instructor for the Texas Department of Public Safety . By the grace of God, I lived to share wisdom, and change mindset and behavior of those who still serve.
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Seminars may be tailored for time and content to meet the specific training goals of your organization.
It is difficult to understand how a law enforcement officer spends so much of their duty time in vehicle operation and loses control of their vehicle and crashes into a tree or a guardrail. The operator is skilled through (sometimes) years of exposure. The advantage is you drive like you breathe. The detriment comes from complacency. Complacency comes from attitude.
I believe I have found the key to ending law enforcement at fault car crashes. Over the last 15 years I have become obsessed searching for anything that will end the needless car crashes in law enforcement.
A Law Enforcement agency relies upon 2 things to carry out the responsibilities in their jurisdiction. They must hire, train, and retain, their employees. The agency must also provide vehicles to provide the service to the community. These two important pieces of the puzzle must be maintained to the highest standard for success. Emergency vehicle operation is not just driving, and operators must be skilled at a level where driving is second nature. While this may seem to be acceptable, it also breeds a culture of complacent operators. Many times, these operators believe they possess a superior skill set. I use the term rogue, because in the early years of my career, that’s what I was. The problem with rogues is most of the time they do not see their behavior as dangerous or unsafe.
I provide an 8-hour seminar to stress the importance of the mental aspects of operating an emergency vehicle. The curriculum comes from years of experience and failure as an operator as well as an instructor.
The professions failure to train the mental aspects of EVO.
The five most common driver failures that lead to crashes.
Case studies where officers made poor driving decisions and were indicted.
Focus on the task at hand, EV operation.
This seminar is an eye opener for many attendees and can have a lasting effect on those who attend. I wish I could guarantee complete success after the seminar, however, officers possess free will with limited supervision and law enforcement officers often allow their ego to override the information provided from wisdom and experience.
Training time 8 hours
The law enforcement profession has moved into a new era with old problems. Our profession is under attack from almost every side and police officers are questioning their worth to the job and to society.
Sadly, those who choose to stay continue to be injured, killed and cause liability to the agencies they represent. Use of force and racism get the headlines, but vehicle operation and crashes continue to be the Achilles Heel.
The “Driving Concern” was developed to protect the officer, the agency, and the jurisdiction by changing the mindset of the street officer and the field training officers responsible for their tutoring.
This is a classroom only, behind the wheel Officer Survival/Safety seminar!
This seminar covers topics that are glanced over or overlooked all together in basic cadet training.
Training time 8 hours
Training Time 4 hours