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Part II-Reasonable Force for Police K9 Handlers-Travis Walthall-Master Trainer (Ret.)

By | 2018-05-27T02:24:31+00:00 May 27th, 2018|Categories: About Your Combat Coach|

To read part I click link below. http://bluelinescience.com/reasonable-force-for-police-k9-handlers/ Part II The use of police canines in the United States was indirectly brought to the forefront by the Department of Justice. On August 9, 2014 Ferguson, Missouri Police Department Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Officer Wilson is white. Michael Brown, who died from [...]

Use Scientific Criteria Alongside Police Intuition for a Successful Interview

By | 2018-05-19T00:57:55+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Categories: Behavioral Science, Interview and Interrogation, Law Enforcement News|

Critical Factors That Will Improve Police Interviews We make mistakes in assessing the credibility of a witness and when detecting deception during police interviews. These errors occur for many reasons. In this article we will learn to identify how to avoid making these errors. Below is a list of few suggestions that we will discuss. Understanding [...]

Reasonable Force for Police K9 Handlers-Travis Walthall-Master Trainer (Ret.)

By | 2018-04-22T01:29:55+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Categories: K9 News, K9 Training, Law Enforcement News|

Canines have been used in police work since 1907 when the New York City Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in the United States to formally train and use police canines. By the beginning of 1960, dozens of law enforcement agencies, from Buffalo, New York to Salt Lake City, Utah had established canine units [...]

“This course is an invaluable tool for interviews, interrogations,…and is applicable across a wide variety of police applications.”

By | 2018-04-14T02:27:22+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Categories: Behavioral Science, Interview and Interrogation, Law Enforcement News|

I conducted our Behavior Analysis and Investigative Interviewing this week at MSSU. We all had a great time while working very hard! It is an honor to serve our protectors! Here is a bit of what they had to say about their experience: "Behavior Analysis will greatly assist me to spot deception I would not have [...]

Multi-Channel Deception Detection

By | 2018-04-04T03:01:08+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Categories: Behavioral Science, Interview and Interrogation, Law Enforcement News|

Emotional Intelligence Group trained twenty three professionals from across all the major civil airport security and military/government agencies/groups (included uniformed and non-uniformed staff from Border Police, Immigration, Passenger Screening, Transport Police, Behavior Detection Officers (BDOs), Air Marshals, Aviation Security officials, Gendarmerie, Intelligence Service, etc.). These professionals participated in a fifty-six hour deception detection training event that included [...]

How Good Are You at Detecting Deception?

By | 2018-04-02T23:02:16+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Behavioral Science, Interview and Interrogation, Law Enforcement News|

Did you know that most people fare only slightly better than a coin toss at detecting deception? This includes professionals such as Psychologists, Judges, the Secret Service and even Police Officers. As a matter of fact, most people are much better at lying than they are at spotting lies. (Vrij, 2000). In a meta-analysis of two [...]

The Role of Emotional Solvency in Police Performance: Addressing the Failure to Engage

By | 2018-03-20T03:27:49+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Categories: Behavioral Science, Combat Effectiveness, Combat Training News, Law Enforcement News|

Society rightly expects highly capable police officers that are able to manage interpersonal conflict across a wide spectrum, from an emotionally charged conversation to the tense uncertainty of combat. Police behavior not in alignment with community expectations culminates in unnecessary conflict, community disillusion, and public distrust. These challenges that occur in the human-to-human exchange are at [...]

Basic Decoy and Problem Solving Workshop

By | 2018-03-16T20:35:07+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Categories: K9 News, K9 Training, Law Enforcement News|

Missouri Southern State University In Conjunction with Patriot K-9 Training & The Springfield, MO. Police Department Presents Basic Decoy and Problem Solving Workshop May 14-17, 2018   *** 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. *** at Springfield P.D. Training Center 2620 W. Battlefield Springfield, Mo. 65807   N.A.P.W.D.A. Master Trainer, Travis Walthall will be instructing students in [...]

Keeping It Simple

By | 2018-03-16T20:18:12+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Categories: K9 News, K9 Training, Law Enforcement News|

I became aware of an issue within K-9 training many years ago. After noticing this problem, I began watching for it wherever I trained. As I expected, this is a common problem. We, handlers and trainers, are making a monumental mistake when we try to work multiple problems at the same time. I don’t just mean [...]