"Children accept the world as it is presented to them."
"We do not rise to the level of the occasion, we sink to the level of our training."
–Unnamed LAPD Sgt.
I am on a mission to do a few things in policing:
- Restore and improve the police/community relationship
- Help officers develop their skills and abilities to increase their safety.
- Grow guardians
I grew up in San Francisco, CA, where I learned that law enforcement is a very necessary and critical component to successful communities. During my varied policing career, I served 15years on a tactical team as entry operator, team leader, and explosive breacher, participating in several operational breaches and hostage rescues. I was a founding member of our diversity training cadre, as well as a Field Training Officer for several years.
I believe in the need for our nation’s police officer training to help develop confidence and competence. ONYX Training Group teaches human-centered, principle-based civilian police tactical decision-making. Officers must first be self-aware concerning their own strengths and weaknesses, fears and biases, if they are to be effective in times of crises. I believe in and teach based on what I call the cornerstones of policing; Character, Integrity, and Accountability.
Training For Your Community
What works in Big City, USA may not work in Small Town, America. Because of our extensive experience, we can tailor instruction to fit your team, your philosophy, your community. Onyx makes complex tactics simple. All of our courses, whether patrol or SWAT tactical contain de-escalation components, and de-escalation and communication training and practices are woven into the decision making and tactics.