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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.

Diana Hulse

     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.

Peter J. McDermott

Talk trumps technology