Time: November 15, 2013 from 8am to 4pm
Location: Will County Sheriff's Training
Street: 2402 E. Laraway Rd.
City/Town: Joliet, IL 60433
Event Type: observation, patrol, sniper
Organized By: Kim Heath
Latest Activity: Oct 17, 2013
Women's Tactical Association will be hosting a Tactical Vision class by Derrick Bartlett of Snipercraft.. This class is open to active Law Enforcement and military, for a $20 donation to the WTA. See payment and registration instructions below. Bring department ID card on day of event.
It’s not their fault, but most cops are blind, and because they are blind, their investigative skills, driving skills, and survival skills are all compromised. They may miss evidence at crime scenes, even though it may be in plain sight. They are assaulted by assailants, never noticing obvious visual cues or weapons prior to the attack. They are involved in controversial uses of force, based on observations made under mental conditions which will further impair their ability to see.
The condition, known as Perceptual Blindness, has been studied extensively in scientific circles for decades, and is only now finding practical applications in fields like police work. For a profession in which observation skill plays such a critical role, understanding this is extremely important. Perceptual Blindness can manifest itself in several ways:
Combined, these various elements of Perceptual Blindness affect police officers in every aspect of their daily duties, regardless of the assignment. The visual evidence shown in this class is compelling and frightening. Words can’t do justice to the scope of the problem. This powerful presentation has to be seen to be believed.
Our Tactical Vision course has the following learning objectives:
Tactical Vision is an 8-hour class that will actually show police officers how to become “trained observers.” To supplement the classroom instruction, officers will receive a proprietary CD, containing over 50 training exercises, which they can do at their leisure, to develop and maintain their observation skills.
Check or money order for $20 made payable to Women's Tactical Association can be mailed to WTA, P.O Box 282, Elwood, IL 60421-0282, including name and Department of attendee. Payment must be mailed prior to event as no money can be accepted the day of the event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.