Phil Carlson is the Founder and Lead Instructor of Command Presence Training Associates, a law enforcement training company which provides seminar based trainings for police agencies in the subject areas of Mindset, Threat Assessment, Use of Force and Police Ethics. He has over 30 years experience as a street officer and trainer, and served as the Lead Senior Instructor and Subject Matter Expert for the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. He has experienced the best and worst of society while working the streets, and he has trained thousands of officers and federal agents from over 80 different agencies across the country.
Because of his love of the law enforcement profession and his respect for the men and women who selflessly serve us every day, Carlson has written this book because he knows that the intense emotions created by the media will certainly cause law enforcement officers all across the country to begin questioning themselves and their training. They will question whether they can actually use reasonable force as they were trained to do to protect themselves and the citizens they are sworn to protect. Once the tiniest bit of doubt creeps into the officer's mind, hesitation, no matter how slight, is likely to present itself the next time that officer is in threatening situation. The fact is, hesitation causes officers to get injured and killed.
The goal of this book is to look at one fact. There are a lot of opinions out there regarding what an officer "should have" done. The media has their opinion and the general public has theirs. But the fact is, the only opinion that matters is the one nobody talks about. That is the opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court, specifically in the case of Graham v. Connor (1989). This book is designed for officers to understand they can't worry about the "blank pages" in this book as they represent other's opinions. It is designed to help officers eliminate doubt and hesitation, act with objective reasonableness and to continue to do their job with honor, courage, integrity and professionalism.
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About the Author
Phil has developed a reputation amongst his peers and his students for delivering excellence in the law enforcement training arena. As a dynamic and highly respected Lead Senior Instructor, Phil was responsible for managing numerous basic and advanced training programs for the world's largest and most efficient law enforcement training academy. He knows what works in training, and he knows what doesn't work.
Phil's areas of specialty include: Defensive and Control Tactics, Arrest and Control Techniques, Threat Assessment and Response, Use of Force, Intermediate Weapons, Crowd Control, Tactics While Flying Armed, High Threat Law Enforcement Tactics, Physical Fitness and Preparation, and Ethical Decision Making.
In addition to developing his own law enforcement training company, Phil is also the Director of Corporate Security for a global telecommunications and energy company which operates in 24 countries on 4 continents. He is responsible for physical security of the company's assets as well as executive protection for the company owners. Phil is also a member of the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF) and the FBI Infragard.