Finally, the much anticipated book by police psychologist Dr. Alexis Artwohl and 25-year police veteran Loren W. Christensen has been released. In a cop's world it's kill or be killed, but the truth of the matter is that a shooting's aftermath is often the most dangerous time for the cop. This unique life- & career-saving manual contains every shred of critical information the police officer needs to survive the media, investigations & more. Photos, 5.5x8.5 inches, 272 pgs.
Deadly Force Encounters sold so fast that it went into a second printing one week after it was released.
Caliber Press has praised this book as a must read!
This one-of-a-kind book reveals to law enforcement officers, agencies and citizens the hidden dangers of deadly force encounters.
The authors help officers understand how to stay alive when faced with a kill-or-be-killed threat and gives them information and resources on how they and their families can survive the personal and professional pandemonium that follows.
From training tips and first person accounts by officers who have survived deadly threats, to the impact on the officers' familes and traumatic incident debriefings, this remarkable book offers a wealth of information about deadly force encounters. It is a must read for officers, command staff, mental health professionals and citizens.
Shocking personal accounts of officers and their families
The Survival Triangle: Physical, legal, psychological
The nature of police work and violence
Mastering the psychobiology of fear
Perceptual, memory and cognitive distortions during traumatic events
The 4 R's of deadly force training
Recognition and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder
Making yourself stress resistant
The four tyupes of traumatic incidents
Helping officers' families
Administrative guidelines for agencies
Peer support recommendations
Guidelines for investigators on investigating shootings and interviewing officers
The components of a comprehensive officer survival program
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Loren Christensen began his law enforcement career in 1967 when he served in the army as a military policeman in the United States and in Vietnam. He joined the Portland, Oregon, Police Bureau in 1972 and retired in 1997. During those years, he specialized in street gangs, defensive tactics, dignitary protection, and patrolling the bizarre streets of skid row. He now writes full time and teaches martial arts.