Real World Based 

Training

Real World Training is designed to put officers in real world situations helping them to gain greater problem-solving, decision-making, and situational awareness, also the ability to be present, mindful, and grounded in the naturally occurring haze where heroes meet plight.

The Police Officer: A New Paradigm

The Police Officer: A New Paradigm bridging the gap between law enforcement and the community.

How did this program come about?

In 2014, prior to the Michael Brown shooting in Missouri, law enforcement had experienced a gradual improvement in relationships with their communities, primarily due to community policing. The incident in Missouri gave reason to some communities to once again view police officers suspiciously. That suspicion expanded as additional controversial shootings occurred. As a result, police/community relations began to deteriorate. Many believed these police shootings were the result of a warrior mentality training emphasis; escalating social issues; and law enforcement officers’ own subconscious bias, prejudice and stereotypes. Many programs to combat these issues followed. Although some of these programs have made positive gains, CTCS believes much more can and should be done.
 

This course was developed in mindfulness way of training law enforcement. Mindfulness training is situational awareness “on a new level.” Through greater self-awareness, police officers can learn greater situational awareness to meet today’s ever-changing atmosphere.

 

Training Overview

Our program is broken up into two days.

 

Day 1 is an 8-hour classroom training designed to help officers identify, discuss, develop, and refine strategies that effectively promote and enhance community relations as well as self-evaluate internal assumptions and beliefs. Self-awareness is developed (1) through an honest dialog with one’s self and an acceptance of one’s strengths and weaknesses, and (2) nonjudgmental awareness of one’s thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Our training is a highly interactive, thought-provoking, and practical oriented format. Officers work independently and in small groups to openly share ideas and collaborate on solutions. The training examines real-life influences such as the media, cultural stereotypes, bias, prejudice, communication gaps, and identifies how each can affect an officer’s ability to police and interact effectively with the community they serve.

 

Day 2 is split into two sessions that are designed specifically to connect police officers and the community. CTCS in
partnership with local law enforcement will host a community event following the first day's training. 

 

  • Session 1:  Officers who participate in the training and other volunteers will be selected to help facilitate activities. They will work with elementary and middle school youth grades 3 - 8th from the local community. They will assist as instructor and/or mentors in a sporting event, which will be held in a clinic/camp-style format. Actual skill instruction will be given when possible by high school coaches and players, and professional athletes. CTCS believes building trust between police and the community must start from an early age. Positive youth interaction with law enforcement holds critical long-term implications for future ability and willingness to fully participate in society and gain respect for the system of law. Sports has become a world language. It is the common denominator that breaks down the walls and barriers. It is a worldwide industry whose practices can have a widespread impact. Most of all, it is a powerful tool for progress and development.

 

  

  • Session 2: Officers who participate in the training and other volunteers will assist Sabrina Hough the

author of “From Momma’s House to college” in a workshop designed for high schoolers and they
parents/guardian where they will get a road map to aid students in their college access process. During
the session it will include hands-on modules to work through the entire college preparation process. Researchers that have examined educational attainment as it relates to crime trends and public safety found that state-level education data and crime and incarceration rates have consistently supported the fact that states that have focused the most on education (in general, financial support) tend to have lower rates of violent crime and incarceration.

 

Robbery Pickpocket " The Art of The Game"

Retired Detective Cedric Mitchell is a nationally renowned lecturer, educator, and subject matter expert in the field of robbery pickpocket & identity theft investigations.

Pickpocketing is one of the oldest and most widespread crimes in the world. Its appeal to criminals is its relative safety. A skilled pickpocket can accumulate just as much money as an armed robber, without the danger of confrontation or risk of being identified in a line-up. By the time the victim realizes what's happened, the pickpocket is usually long gone.

Pickpockets are generally prepared for non-violent confrontation. These characters are prepared to meet you face to face but they have no intention of bodily harm. They only want your valuables. Of these, there are two types.

  • Opportunists - They watch and wait, on the target. A perfect mark, to the opportunist, is someone who appears vulnerable. These soon to be victims practically have the word victim painted on their forehead.

  • Strategists - Also, non-violent, these are the crafty ones, and somehow worthy of admiration. They create their own situations, instigate a way to get you off balance, and divert your attention. Examples: The waist pouch, or fanny pack, has become very popular, and can be relatively safe if its zipper is on the inside, against your body. But with a little distraction, it’s the easiest thing for a strategist to steal from. They practice the art of distraction.

Pickpockets and identity theft are attractive to perpetrators since they are considered low risk/high reward crimes.

Training Overview

 

  • Identifying the Pickpocket

    • History
    • Culture

    • Understanding the pickpocket’s mentality and behavior

    • Techniques

    • Pickpocket class system

  • Victim

    • Identify the most likely victims.

    • Recognize the target groups and target areas.

  • Surveillance

    • Intel

    • Observation

    • Surveillance cameras

  • Identity Theft

    • How pickpockets can lead to Identify theft.

    • Protection

    • Techniques to prevent falling victim to pickpockets

 

Let’s Talk

We offer professional speakers in the following areas. Our speakers not only inspire audiences, they provide practical steps and strategies for action.

Topics:

•Leadership in today's Law Enforcement - Retired Chief Michael Taborn
•Balance: The Cop, the Kids and the Community - Retired Detective Cedric Mitchell
•Preparing today's At-Risk Youth to be Life-Ready instead of Jail-Ready - Former Federal Prison Inmate/client Cedric Dean

 

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