I also learned about verbal judo, a series of strategies to communicate more effectively. As a ranger, one of my most useful assets be how well I can communicate with visitors, be it to inform, educate, or defuse tense or hostile situations. After watching a lecture on the subject, I got to put practice my skills in a series of scenarios involving angry and distraught people. Having learned about how to better communicate, and how to write citations and reports, I got to practice these skills in a series of mock traffic stops. Through much trial and error I learned the very basics of what to say and do during a traffic stop.
Between all of this, we also went over gun safety, shooting stances, and proper firearm handling. Through instruction and repetition I learned how to disassemble a P229 Sig Sauer, an AR-15 rifle, and a Remington 870 shotgun. I didn't have much exposure to firearms growing up, and I learned a lot about proper safety and handling. I am looking forward to learning how to shoot in the near future. My time with law enforcement has taught me an incredible amount, and only left me more excited for the future.
|Sig Sauer P229|