“Warrior Mindset” is a class being offered by the North Little Rock Police Department. Taught by Dr. Jason Winkle, It is an opportunity to train with one of the most sought after tactical trainers in the country. Class includes topics (but is not limited to topics) on fear management, decision making, emotional survival, physical fitness as they pertain to law enforcement officers. Class is designed for all officers from patrol to investigations to SWAT. This class is limited to law enforcement and military only.
I’m afraid this intermingling of domestic police and military is well beyond the point of no return. This looks to be a class that’s taught to police departments all over the country, though the notice in North Little Rock is timely, given today’s news.
We need a hell of a lot less of the “warrior mindset” in our police departments. In far too many communities, this “us versus them stuff” has poisoned the relationship between police and the people the serve. And it fosters the kind of mentality that leads to cases like Tracy Ingle’s.