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Policing in the 21st Century: TALK trumps technology represents collaboration between Captain McDermott (with 47 years of experience in law enforcement) and Professor Hulse (with 34 years of experience as a counselor educator in doctoral and master's programs in counselor education). They are the authors of published articles in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin and one in Counseling Today, they trade magazine for the American Counseling Association. They have presented workshops and information sessions to academic, police academy, and community audiences on interpersonal skills, feedback skills, and skills for leadership tasks.
Peter J. McDermott is a retired captain from the West Hartford and Windsor Connecticut Police Departments and a retired instructor from the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden, Connecticut. Captain McDermott is a graduate of the 121st Session of the FBI National Academy; he also earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven.
In January 2016, Captain McDermott was appointed as a Distinguished Visiting Professional in the Center for Applied Ethics at Fairfield University. His central goal in this role is to improve police training by including basic interpersonal skills in police academies and in-service curriculum around the United States.
Diana Hulse is a Professor and Chair of the Counselor Education Department at Fairfield University. Her teaching and research interests include group work training and practice, corrective feedback exchange in group settings, process observation as a teaching tool, counseling supervision, and mentoring for professional development. She has co-authored two books and numerous refereed publications. She is the author of the Corrective Feedback Instrument-Revised (CFI-R), featured in this handbook.
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January 24-26, 2017
"Train the Trainer" Workshop for Field Training Officers and Instructors
March 31-April16, 2016:
Interpersonal Skills Training For Police Officers
Fairfield University, CT
“This training needs to be introduced ASAP. As the divide between the police and the public grows, we need to start developing the skills that will bridge this unfortunate gap. The skills learned in this class would produce a more well-rounded officer, who is able to interact with the public on a much higher level.”
- Participating sergeant, interpersonal skills training
"Finally someone gets it! I can’t wait to implement this training in my department!"
- Chief Thomas Grimaldi, Bristol Police Department
Peter J. McDermott and Diana Hulse bring together backgrounds in law enforcement and counselor education. When these two fields merge, they provide the missing link to successful communication in law enforcement. Their training techniques for successful communication and leadership have been presented in various settings such first line supervision with new sergeants, research symposiums, and bookstore events.
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