About Bob

We share a common bond in that you want to walk in peace until you can no longer do so. Like me, you want to protect your family, those that you are responsible for, those that you have sworn to protect, the innocent, or those that you love. Join me and you will receive a choice selection of the fruits of my life’s work.
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Multi-Channel Deception Detection

By |2018-04-04T03:01:08+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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 [...]

Understand the Role of Your Emotions in High-Stakes Performance

By |2018-01-11T23:35:48+00:00September 10th, 2017|Categories: About Your Combat Coach, Behavioral Science, Combat Effectiveness|

This article and my future posting on emotional management are as applicable to high-stakes boardroom decisions as they are to peak performance athletes or the combat environment. There is no one single point of human performance failure in combat or even within competitive sports. However, an argument can easily be made that the mental, emotional, and [...]

Hesitation Kills: Know Who You Are

By |2017-09-08T23:54:13+00:00September 7th, 2017|Categories: Combat Effectiveness|

Hesitation in combat, or in any decision-making circumstance, is a result of an unresolved inner conflict. Let me demonstrate this phenomena at two extremes. Chocolate Fudge and Multiple Opponents I like fudge. Specifically, fudge with black walnuts from Richardson's candy store. Many years ago, having had Thanksgiving dinner, with full belly, in my easy chair, a [...]

Time Management in a Combat Environment

By |2017-09-08T23:53:53+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Combat Effectiveness|

Time Management in a Combat Environment There are three types of time compression to be managed in a combat environment. They are: 1. Real Time-Compression 2. Perceived Time Compression 3. Self-Imposed Time Compression   Managing Real Time Compression Real time compression is when the operational tempo or your circumstances dictate an immediate response. A bypass or [...]

A Psychological Paradigm for High-Yield Performance: Part 1

By |2017-09-08T23:53:43+00:00August 16th, 2017|Categories: Combat Effectiveness|

A Psychological Paradigm for High-Yield Performance I applaud Instructor Zero's integration of cognitive psychology into his training. World-class athletes are distinguished by their ability to regulate and focus attention in a dynamic and fluid environment. This cognitive approach also helps to reduce the physiological arousal experienced in challenging or threatening environments. However effective, this cognitive approach [...]