Michael Musengo: Turning Pro! Police training is a profession!

Welcome to my conversation with Michael Musengo, Sergeant (Ret.) Director of Learning and Development, Staff Instructor Force Science. He spent 19 years as a narcotics detective working as an undercover operative and was a sworn DEA Task force agent working larger multi-jurisdictional narcotics cases. A recently retired Police Training Commander and Director of a mid-sized […]

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Dr. Andrew Petrosoniak: Design Thinking, Optimizing the physical space and the pre-brief!

“In a well-designed emergency medicine space, team members might not need to rely heavily on explicit CRM principles because the environment naturally facilitates better coordination and efficiency”. Welcome to my conversation with Dr. Andrew Petrosoniak, emergency physician and trauma team leader at St. Michael’s Hospital. We talk about designing workspaces that promotes implicit coordination. We

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Duane Wolfe: The Art and Science of Being a Police Trainer

Welcome to my conversation with Law Enforcement Trainer and Police One Columnist Duane Wolfe. In this insightful podcast, Duane Wolfe shares his extensive experience and research-based methods. Learn about innovative concepts like interleaving, desirable difficulty, and the Quiet Eye technique. Wolfe’s practical insights and recommended resources will equip you with the tools to elevate your

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Dan Fraser: Kickass Presentations and Powerful Teaching in Law Enforcement!

“We need to have people’s attention before we can have retention.” And what can law enforcement trainers learn from standup comedians? Welcome to my conversation with police training expert and presentation maven Dan Fraser. We talk about the importance of engaging openings in presentations and training for training that Clicks, Humor that’s Quick, and Messages

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“Von” Kliem: Police, Use of Force, The Law, De-escalation and Honest Accountability

Welcome to m y conversation with police officer, educator, and attorney “Von” Kliem about Police, Use of Force, The Law, De-escalation and Honest Accountability. And how training and education must prepare officers for their job. We cover a lot of fundamentals like honest accountablity: what can we expect (and what not) from officers in use of

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“Nicole Florisi, Ph.D. Candidate, Sgt. (Ret.), about officer wellness, mental health, self-regulation techniques, and Critical Incident Debriefing!”

Wow, what an inspiring conversation with this police veteran, Force Science Institue educator, and therapist! It covered the well-being and physical and mental health of police officers, including DBT and self-regulation techniques (breathing, bilateral stimulation, etc.). But also about Critical Incident Debriefing. It also touched on how police officers are sometimes judged unfairly and what

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Dr. Arne Nieuwenhuys about police performance under pressure.

Dr. Arne Nieuwenhuys is Senior Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology. He obtained his PhD from VU University Amsterdam. His dissertation in 2012 was titled `Effects of anxiety on police officers’ shooting behavior under pressure`. After that Arne published a lot of research about optimal performance. One of the most interesting topics of our

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Jeff Quail Masterclass: Spontaneous Edged Weapon Defense

Jeff Quail’s masterclass on sudden, unanticipated edged weapon attacks when the officer has not consciously prepared to respond. A groundbreaking course in the realm of spontaneous edged weapon defense training. This course is the culmination of years of extensive research. By research I mean not just reading literature but really hands on exploring ‘knife attacks and

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Research: How reliable are officer body-worn cameras? With Dr. Nicholas P. Murray

“Ever wondered how effective body-worn cameras (BWCs) truly are in capturing the full picture of police interactions? While BWCs have increased transparency, do they truly reflect what officers see and experience in critical incidents? A recent study delves deep into this, comparing BWC footage with eye tracking and head movement data from active-duty police officers

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