Blog Entry From Dave Smith & Ed Delmore on October 22, 2016
A group of lucky Michigan crime-fighters just spent two days with Lt. Dave Smith and Chief Ed Delmore witnessing the birth of a new law enforcement training endeavor aptly titled “The Winning Edge.”
These two veteran police instructors spent 16 hours utilizing video, photographs and a large dose of humor to provide these state and federal professionals with the emotional, intellectual and practical tools for a street far more dangerous than ever before.
Chief Delmore had just returned from attending the 2016 International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in San Diego, CA, an event Dave Smith has attended for decades. In discussing this year’s IACP, both men agree that American law enforcement officers are serving in an increasingly complex society. While community groups, politicians and the media often talk about “police reform” and “de-escalation,” Smith and Delmore know that “boots on the ground” police officers still have to answer calls, make traffic stops, conduct investigations, and get the job done safely and professionally. This new two-day training event provided these officers and agents with tools to strengthen and refocus their winning mindset and then get the playbook for real-world success on the street.