Sgt. Betsy Branter Smith is my guest today on the BlueSheepdog Podcast. Betsy is a retired police sergeant and incredible officer survival trainer. She currently trains officers as part of the Street Survival Seminars and through Dave Smith & Associates. Betsy is also a columnist at PoliceOne.com.
If you are not familiar with the Street Survival Seminar, you need to get to one. If you have previously been, but it has been more than a couple of years, you need to go again. The Street Survival Seminar is a program training officers to deal with harrowing encounters, and not just survive, but win…to thrive and prosper in the face of adversity. When I first attended in 1998, it changed the way I viewed police work and made me a better officer.
We also talk about Betsy’s training with Dave Smith & Associates. These focused classes deal with a wide range of topics including specialized courses for female officers, off duty survival and leadership.