On this episode of On the Job With PORAC, PORAC President Brian Marvel and Vice President Damon Kurtz connect with speakers Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman and Sgt. Jon Davis to get a sneak preview of what’s to come when they present at our 69th Annual Conference of Members happening November 19-21 in Monterey.
Lt. Colonel Grossman, who will be presenting on November 19 from 1-4 p.m., will provide a recipe for ensuring that your mind is mentally prepared for combat encounters, and the life after. Titled The Bulletproof Mind, Colonel Grossman’s discussion presents various topics such as how violence in our society has become prevalent, the responsibility of on and off-duty cops, how to prepare for and deal with the stress of violent encounters, and the role that law enforcement plays in serving as the protectors to those around them.
Sgt. Davis, who will be presenting on November 20 from 1-4 p.m., will be discussing his topic titled Legally Justified; But was it Avoidable? This discussion analyzes dozens of recent use of force videos and focuses on the totality of the interaction. Attendees will dissect the behavior of the offender and more importantly, the thoughts and behavioral processes of the officer(s) involved.
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About Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman is a former US Army Ranger, paratrooper, and West Point Psychology Professor. He has a Black Belt in Hojutsu, the martial art of the firearm, and has been inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Col. Grossman’s research was cited by the President of the United States in a national address, and he has testified before the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Congress, and numerous state legislatures. He has served as an expert witness and consultant in state and Federal courts.
He helped train mental health professionals after the Jonesboro school massacre, and he was also involved in counseling or court cases in the aftermath of the Paducah, Springfield, Littleton and Nickel Mines Amish school massacres.
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About Sgt. Jon Davis
Jonathan S. Davis is a senior instructor for Calibre Press, a nationally recognized law enforcement training organization that has trained more than 1 million officers over its 40-year history. Jon began his career in law enforcement 20 years ago. He served as a Granville, OH Police Officer for 5 years and has spent the past 15 years with the Ohio State Highway Patrol where he currently holds the rank of Sergeant.
Sgt. Davis has worked with Criminal Patrol Teams, Ohio State Patrol Investigations Division and is an Academy Instructor for the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He is currently the Course Director for Emergency Vehicle Operations and designed and implanted an Emergency Vehicle Operations Training Program for the OHSP that was so successful, he now instructs other Ohio Law Enforcement agencies in this program.
Jon is a Subject Matter Expert in EVO and assisted in revamping the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Driver’s Training Program designed to decrease agency liability and improve officer safety.
As an Executive Board Member of the nationally recognized “Below 100” campaign, Sgt. Davis has been instrumental in bringing that program to the State of Ohio. Jon is also on the Executive Board for the Association of Law Enforcement Emergency Response Trainers (ALERT) holding the position of Vice President. Sergeant Davis is a Master Instructor and Train-the-Trainer for numerous training programs.
Sgt. Davis serves as a Subject Matter Expert Consultant for a nationally recognized Fortune 500 company that provides agencies and officers with support and resources designed to improve career and quality of life.
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