Power Up Policing with Improv – PT 1

In this article, I’ll make the case for training officers to be good improvisers and I’ll give one example of how to use improv to power up scenario-based training.

Stay tuned.

There’s a reason we have recruits do PT and defensive tactics training in preparation for scenario-based training where we expect them to apply those skills. The same reason holds for doing “IT” (Improv Training) to prepare recruits and officers to be good improvisers. The exercise above is, as the author notes, a “virtual brain gym.”

Next month we’ll look at some more IT for recruits, officers, law enforcement trainers and leaders.


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Described by Calibre Press as "the indisputable master of enter-train-ment," Val Van Brocklin is an internationally sought speaker, trainer and noted author. She combines a dynamic presentation style with over 10 years experience as a prosecutor where her trial work received national media attention on ABC's Primetime Live, the Discovery Channel's Justice Files, in USA Today, The National Enquirer and REDBOOK. In addition to her personal appearances, she appears on television, radio, and webcasts, in newspapers, journal articles and books. Visit her website: www.valvanbrocklin.com

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