LESC Programs of Instruction for Front-Line Personnel

  1. Adaptive Leadership Methodology...A Bottoms-Up Approach To Effectiveness: It is said; “Both leadership and monitoring are valueless without trust.” This program of instruction focuses on teaching those in the in the law enforcement and security fields that lead others, how to inspire an atmosphere of cohesion and mutual trust in your organization. The methods techniques and strategies of effective leadership must be woven into your fabric before anyone will follow and take initiative. Developing the leadership skills that builds trust and a thriving culture, a culture of adaptation is critical to becoming more effective.
  2. Critical Decision Making...Under Pressure: Learn the principles of Observation, Orientation, Decision and Action (OODA Loop) as established by the late John Boyd, US Air Force Colonel. Those who understand the Boyd Cycle master the power of implicit decision making leading to timely initiative and adaptability when confronting dynamic encounters. Understand the importance of taking action and keeping the initiative to shape and reshape unfolding circumstances through balancing persuasion and force and timely bottoms-up decisions.
  3. Dangerous Body Language: Learn how to apply the principles of Observation, Orientation, Decision and Action in a way that gives the officer the clear advantage on the street where critical decisions are made. Your duties are becoming more dangerous as the threats we face evolve. This requires you skillfully make observations in an effort to detect conventional and unconventional threats. What is it you are looking for? What are the things that alert you to wrong doing or danger? What is abnormal or suspicious? Are the signs and signals always obvious or are they much more subtle, as in the form of nonverbal behavior?
    This workshop will focus on the teaching the street officer the subtle signs and signals, the dangerous body language, gestures and expressions to look for, recognize, and respond to, allowing them to seize the initiative. “Obvious signs and signals of crime and danger can be clearly seen by the trained and observant law enforcement professional. Yet they too often go unseen, or are seen too late.” Walk the Talk of officer safety and create and nurture your awareness to a superior level by participating in this cutting edge workshop!
  4. Operational Art and the Street Cop: By far the single most prevalent unit in law enforcement is responding patrol officers and a back-up. There is very little training focusing on the small unit. In order to take back the initiative when dealing with ongoing, complex criminal and terrorist threats officers must shift their mindset and attitude from one of waiting for specialized teams to that of responding and taking the initiative with a intuitive tactical plan based on the unfolding circumstances and environment they are faced with. The goal of this course is to provide officers, specifically the patrol officer and a back-up, with the explorer mentality, strategy and tactics necessary to respond to the various calls for service that turn violent, require quick decisive decision making and action to resolve. The course will enhance officer safety and help officers intuitively design effective tactical response and approaches to calls that require immediate action.
  5. Strategy and Tactics for Handling Dynamic Encounters: Understand the dynamics of dangerous encounters; how to show mental calmness; gain voluntary compliance and when to utilize force. Learn the strategy and tactics essential to anticipating, avoiding, defusing and resolving conflict. This course focuses on awareness, reading the signs and signals of crime and danger (body language), communication skills in an effort to resolve conflict without fighting if possible.
  6. Workplace Violence Prevention...Adaptive Strategies: Most of us spend our lives in the solitude of peaceful work and social environments, the way American life should be. Yet every so often someone decides to take out their frustrations on the world and commit an act of violence that appears random and shocking. Our everyday norm puts us in a complacent mindset, unaware of our surroundings and ignoring the signs and signals of danger nearby.
    Knowing what to look for and acting on what we see and feel is unusual behavior, that could lead to violence is a critical skill to posses in today’s world—We should not be paranoid about such events; a relaxed state of awareness, adaptability and good sound decision making is the answer to detecting, deterring, disrupting, resolving and preventing violence. Learn the adaptive strategies necessary at this workshop!