The Winning Mind

Posted: Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:52am Updated: Fri, 01/23/2015 - 9:12am

Allen County School Safety Commission and the Indiana School Safety Specialist Academy Present:

Dave “J.D. Buck Savage” Smith

Former Police Lieutenant Dave Smith is an internationally known speaker, writer and law enforcement expert.  As a career police officer, Dave held positions in Patrol, SWAT, Narcotics, Training and Management. In 1980 he developed the popular "Buck Savage" video training series, was the lead instructor for the Calibre Press "Street Survival" seminar and was instrumental in developing Calibre's timeless "Tactical Edge" officer survival book.  Dave holds numerous instructor certifications in firearms, defensive tactics, and human performance and is a proven expert witness and consultant.  Dave currently trains through the Arizona-based “Winning Mind Seminars” and is a regular columnist for POLICE magazine, Officer.Com and PoliceOne.Com.  Dave is also the Director of Video Training for the online Police One Academy, a video consultant for Officer.Com and is the author of the popular book In My Sights. Dave can be reached via his website at or on his Facebook fan page as “JD Buck Savage.” 

Topics will include:

  • Defeating the effects of “routine”
  • Organizational communication for the real world
  • The science of crisis decision making
  • Understanding your own risk thermostat
  • Preventing panic
  • Understanding the role beliefs play in winning
  • Teaching, inspiring, and mentoring

There is no cost for this training. Professional Growth Points, CEU’s and Law Enforcement hours will be available.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Walb International Ballroom
2101 East Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

**Parking available in adjacent garage

Target Audience:
School administrators, school staff, school resource officers, law enforcement, first responders, mental health professionals

Registration begins at 7:30- a.m.
Training hours will be 8:30—3:00, with a one hour break for lunch (lunch not provided)

Contact David Woodward at (317) 232-6975 or

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