The Tactical Edge for Probation/Parole is a relevant, applicable and dynamic program geared towards the unique responsibilities and realities of dealing with offenders in a variety of situations. Whether dealing with offenders in an office setting or encountering them during home visits, Probation/Parole Officers constantly deal with the criminal element. Extremely high case loads, contact quotas, and the need for rapid assessments is a recipe for disaster.
The course promotes the belief that both career success and officer safety begins with, and is ultimately dependent on, the ability for officers to read others quickly and accurately.
Students will learn to look at communication from a completely new perspective. Discussed both specifically and in a totality, many aspects of communication will be examined:
- Command Presence
- Verbal Skills
- Body Language
- Pre-Attack Indicators
- Deceptive Behavior
- Internal Pre-Event Preparation
- Personal Perspectives
- The Unconscious Mind
- Understanding the Human Animal
Finally, we will deal with winning violent confrontations through both proven physical tactics and by employing the aforementioned communication skills.