Power Up Policing with Improv – PT 2

Last month I made the case for training officers to be good improvisers. Here are some exercises to do just that -- and to help trainers and leaders do the same.


“Complex chaos?” Try handling some law enforcement scenarios and calls or training on skills that can be a matter of life or death. Try leading officers through hard economic times, fast changing technology, four generations in the workplace, heightened media scrutiny, increasingly diverse communities, and, as always, politics – not to mention the bad guys.

Improv exercises can power up police training, skills application on the street, and police leadership. It’s okay if they’re also fun. The rest of the job is serious enough. 

 

About The Author:

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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