Removing The Novelty (PODCAST SEASON 7, EPISODE 314)

“[Being] able to go ‘Okay, I’ve seen this before, I have a mental map for how this might play out,’ and work through that to kind of key them up for success.” -Erick Gelhaus


A first-time guest on Ballistic Radio, Erick Gelhaus is a retired deputy with a large agency, GWOT vet, professional instructor, and perpetual student. He shares his thoughts with John on the importance of mental preparation in removing the ugly effects of surprises from life. Whether it’s watching and debriefing video footage of use-of-force incidents or understanding the role that uninformed or mal-informed media coverage can play in the aftermath, preparation ahead of time is important to prepare those mental “parking spaces”.

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