The Winning Edge II: Mental Preparation for Violent Encounters

Two Days (16 hours)

(Law enforcement personnel only)


Course description: This course expands on the one- day Mental Preparation course (see above). Several more cases are analyzed and discussed in depth for key learning points, each of which addresses issues not discussed in the one-day course. Additional officer safety concerns and tactics are also addressed, with a continuing and expanded focus on mental preparation for armed encounters.

Topics addressed include:


How to develop a positive attitude
Situational awareness
Tactical thinking and mental flexibility
Planning for violent encounters
Overcoming common mental and tactical pitfalls
Renewing your commitment to training and safety
How to use mental imagery to win violent encounters
Understanding how violent offenders think and behave
Improving performance when learning/practicing firearms and other officer safety skills
Responding to violent off-duty encounters
Four principles for responding to a close-quarters armed attack
Practical weapon retention techniques
How to respond if taken hostage
Practical countermeasures for dealing with an ambush
Dealing with the aftermath of a lethal confrontation


Individuals: $150.00/per officer
Host agencies receive a 20 percent discount for each of their officers who attends
* Winning Edge Training reserves the right to cancel course due to insufficient class size (minimal class size dependent upon travel and lodging expenses) *

Police Academies and Other Approved Police Organizations: $1800.00 for the first 50 attendees, plus expenses; $30 each additional attendee after the first 50.

(Prices negotiable for special circumstances. Contact us for details)

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