The Stealth Approach

Think about it: In order to control anyone else, you must control yourself. Mental preparedness is the key to any approach. Street Survival Seminar instructor Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith says that whether you’re on patrol, on foot, or in-car, “You need to mentally prepare before you do anything else.”

Consider the following:


Distracting thoughts need to be cleared from your head in order to focus outward and be alert and prepared for your approach. According to police psychology expert Dr. Bill Lewinski, your emotions will match your focus. “You are what you think,” he said.

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