Hello everyone. This is Pete Jaskulski from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Gary Klugiewicz, Andrew Garrison and I are conducting a Verbal Defense and Influence Instructor Course for the Albuquerque Police Department. The students, all from the Albuquerque P.D., are assigned to Crisis Intervention Team, Gang Squad Unit, Training Academy and other units.

We have the unique opportunity to brief the APD Command Staff and to meet with the APD Chief to discuss the importance of sustaining the Verbal Defense and Influence Training throughout the agency. We have also begun to integrate the importance of wellness into the course as it relates to communications skills.

Andrew Garrison has done a masterful job in presenting the wellness material in short segments.