WASHINGTON - "It is every bit as important to spend time and money getting training for the mental aspects of defending oneself in a deadly force encounter as it is to spend time and money on preparing for the physical aspects," said Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, U.S. Army (Ret.), author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society. Col. Grossman will keynote the upcoming Officer World Expo on May 13, 2012, presenting to thousands of America's law enforcement professionals. The event coincides with National Police Week, a solemn remembrance that takes place annually, honoring those officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
"Officer World Expo has been developed to ensure police officers are provided with the best education and hands-on training to keep them safe and bring them home alive," says Frank Borelli, editor-in-chief of Officer.com and creator of the Officer World Expo. "Col. Grossman provides the mental aspect often overlooked when training officers. He is an expert on issues such as 'failure to engage the attacker,' something we can't overlook when educating law enforcement professionals."
Col. Dave Grossman is a former West Point psychology professor, Professor of Military Science, and an Army Ranger who has combined his experiences to become the founder of a new field of scientific endeavor, which has been termed "killology." In this new field Col. Grossman has made revolutionary new contributions to our understanding of killing in war, the psychological costs of war, the root causes of the current "virus" of violent crime that is raging around the world, and the process of healing the victims of violence, in war and peace.
Col. Grossman is an Airborne Ranger infantry officer, and a prior-service sergeant and paratrooper, with a total of over 23 years of experience in leading U.S. soldiers worldwide. He retired from the Army in February 1998 and has devoted himself to teaching, writing, speaking, and research. Today, he is the director of the Killology Research Group, and in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks he is on the road almost 300 days a year, training elite military and law enforcement organizations worldwide about the reality of combat.
Lt. Col. Grossman will be speaking on Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the Ronald Reagan Federal Building. For more information on Officer World visit www.Officerworld.com. Law enforcement professionals may register for Officer World at no cost, gaining them access to Lt. Col. Grossman's keynote. To register, log onto Officer World Registration.
Law Enforcement Technology, Law Enforcement Product News magazines and Officer.com are sponsors of the event. The National Sheriff's Association will provide top notch education at Officer World Expo for law enforcement during National Police Week at no cost to officers.
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