The Bulletproof Mind: Surviving Violence

Tulsa Community College Campus Police will host one of the nation’s leading law enforcement trainers, Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, for a special presentation called The Bulletproof Mind.  Grossman is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker who educates individuals how to survive crisis situations and the danger signs for potentially violent people.

“The reality is that schools, workplaces, and public places are being aggressively targeted by violent individuals,” said Gene Wideman, TCC Chief of Police.  “This training session with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman prepares educators and law enforcement for dealing with these situations.  Preparedness is one of the tools to reduce risk, and by learning to identify new intellectual markers and manage extreme emotions during a crisis, educators and the public will learn how to respond effectively.”

Grossman is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime.  He is the author of “On Killing” and has presented to more than 100 colleges and universities worldwide, and has trained educators and law enforcement professionals across the county and internationally. He helped train mental health professionals after the Jonesboro school shootings, and he was also involved in counseling or court cases in the aftermath of the Paducah, Springfield, Littleton, Virginia Tech, and Nickel Mines Amish school shootings.  In addition, Grossman served on the prosecution team in United States vs. Timothy McVeigh.

Grossman will present The Bulletproof Mind, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Feb. 21 at the TCC Southeast Campus VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education (PACE) at 81st and Highway 169.  The event is free and open to the public but tickets are required.  Tickets are available at each of the four TCC Campus Police offices or by calling 918-595-7777.

C.L.E.E.T. credit is available for law enforcement officers that attend The Bulletproof Mind training.

Grossman’s presentation is funded by a TCC administrative/staff innovation grant given to the TCC Campus Police that promotes the “One College” concept with a goal of better service to students and staff and introduction of new procedures, techniques, and processes to improve efficiency and response.