Here’s a note from an officer who received Verbal Judo training:
I would like to thank you for allowing me to attend this training. It is fantastic training and everyone who deals with the public should be required to attend a training seminar like this. Especially law enforcement. I only wish I would have attended a course like this when I first started back in 1995. Everything Mr. Thompson taught makes sense and is very valuable to me and will help me to be a better officer and trainer. A course like this should be mandatory in the academy. In the academy we were taught to control the situation with commands for the most part. The way to control people is the way Mr. Thompson teaches. There’s no doubt I’ll use Mr. Thompson’s techniques for the rest of my career.
Using this training last night for secondary employment in Fonda, I was investigating a theft that occurred while I was gone. I brought a person of interest in for an interview. Within 8 minutes I had a confession to the theft as well as his accomplices. I know it might not work this well all the time but needless to say I am more than impressed.
Thank you for allowing me the privilege to attend.Chief David J. Lorenzen
Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement