Instructor
Paul W. Luster

Paul W. Luster

Capt., Kansas City Police Department, MO

Paul Luster is a 19 year veteran of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department currently holding the rank of Captain.  He brings a unique blend of professional experience to the classroom having served assignments in the patrol, investigations, and administration bureaus.  In addition his regular duties, he instructs leadership and communications courses on a regular basis.

 

Students enjoy Captain Luster’s humble approach, humor, and ability to engage the class throughout training courses. Captain Luster continuously researches current topics and trends and incorporates them into training opportunities.  He emphasizes the importance of effective communication and how it plays a significant role in the many facets of policing.


Throughout his career Captain Luster has received numerous awards and commendations including the department’s Certificate of Commendation, Meritorious Service Award, and Special Unit Citation.  Captain Luster graduated magna cum laude from Park University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement and holds several specialty instructor certifications.  He has been published in the topic of effective communications in policing. Captain Luster is currently assigned to the department’s regional criminalistics laboratory.   

 

Upcoming Courses with Paul W. Luster


Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Paul W. Luster
    Capt., Kansas City Police Department, MO
Location:
  • Las Vegas, NV
Region:
  • West
Date(s):
  • September 26 - September 27, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $390.00

Today’s increased service demands and the scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict management skills. When negative verbal encounters escalate to the point where physical intervention is used, criticism often results when it is later discovered that there is little evidence of verbal de-escalation techniques employed by officers. This is particularly true when incident video and audio reviews are utilized. In some cases, it has become clear that the verbal actions of the public safety responders served to escalate the situation. Administrators are now asking, “Is this an area in which the training tape has run out? Have we adequately trained our personnel to successfully manage and respond to verbal confrontations in a professional manner?"

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Paul W. Luster
    Capt., Kansas City Police Department, MO
Location:
  • Sanford, FL
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • October 23 - October 24, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $390.00

Today’s increased service demands and the scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict management skills. When negative verbal encounters escalate to the point where physical intervention is used, criticism often results when it is later discovered that there is little evidence of verbal de-escalation techniques employed by officers. This is particularly true when incident video and audio reviews are utilized. In some cases, it has become clear that the verbal actions of the public safety responders served to escalate the situation. Administrators are now asking, “Is this an area in which the training tape has run out? Have we adequately trained our personnel to successfully manage and respond to verbal confrontations in a professional manner?"

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Paul W. Luster
    Capt., Kansas City Police Department, MO
Location:
  • Sanford, FL
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • October 23 - October 26, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $995.00

Chief Harry P. Dolan’s, (Ret.) Surviving Verbal Conflict® Training Program has been provided to tens of thousands of public safety professionals throughout the country. In response to popular requests, Chief Dolan has developed a train the trainer program providing public safety professionals with the training, tools and material required to train agency personnel in the highly acclaimed Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Program.

Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Train-the-Trainer course develops and prepares public safety professionals to serve as trainers in Surviving Verbal Conflict®. The 3 ½ day (26 hour) course covers the Surviving Verbal Conflict® course material as well as instructor development content such as how to present the lesson plan & program, student learning styles, and teaching practical exercises. Participants will be provided with all instructor related materials supporting their presentations i.e. SVC PowerPoint presentation, workbooks, practical exercises, as well as ongoing technical support.

Today’s increased service demands and the scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict management skills. When negative verbal encounters escalate to the point where physical intervention is used, criticism often results when it is later discovered that there is little evidence of verbal de-escalation techniques employed by officers. This is particularly true when incident video and audio reviews are utilized. In some cases, it has become clear that the verbal actions of the public safety responders served to escalate the situation. Administrators are now asking, “Is this an area in which the training tape has run out? Have we adequately trained our personnel to successfully manage and respond to verbal confrontations in a professional manner?"

Instructor(s):
  • Paul W. Luster
    Capt., Kansas City Police Department, MO
  • Eric Sweden
    Lieutenant, Raleigh Police Department, NC
Location:
  • Wilmington, NC
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • September 19 - September 22, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $995.00

Chief Harry P. Dolan’s, (Ret.) Surviving Verbal Conflict® Training Program has been provided to tens of thousands of public safety professionals throughout the country. In response to popular requests, Chief Dolan has developed a train the trainer program providing public safety professionals with the training, tools and material required to train agency personnel in the highly acclaimed Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Program.

Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Train-the-Trainer course develops and prepares public safety professionals to serve as trainers in Surviving Verbal Conflict®. The 3 ½ day (26 hour) course covers the Surviving Verbal Conflict® course material as well as instructor development content such as how to present the lesson plan & program, student learning styles, and teaching practical exercises. Participants will be provided with all instructor related materials supporting their presentations i.e. SVC PowerPoint presentation, workbooks, practical exercises, as well as ongoing technical support.

Today’s increased service demands and the scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict management skills. When negative verbal encounters escalate to the point where physical intervention is used, criticism often results when it is later discovered that there is little evidence of verbal de-escalation techniques employed by officers. This is particularly true when incident video and audio reviews are utilized. In some cases, it has become clear that the verbal actions of the public safety responders served to escalate the situation. Administrators are now asking, “Is this an area in which the training tape has run out? Have we adequately trained our personnel to successfully manage and respond to verbal confrontations in a professional manner?"

Instructor(s):
  • Paul W. Luster
    Capt., Kansas City Police Department, MO
  • Eric Sweden
    Lieutenant, Raleigh Police Department, NC
Location:
  • Wilmington, NC
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • September 19 - September 20, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $390.00

Today’s increased service demands and the scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict management skills. When negative verbal encounters escalate to the point where physical intervention is used, criticism often results when it is later discovered that there is little evidence of verbal de-escalation techniques employed by officers. This is particularly true when incident video and audio reviews are utilized. In some cases, it has become clear that the verbal actions of the public safety responders served to escalate the situation. Administrators are now asking, “Is this an area in which the training tape has run out? Have we adequately trained our personnel to successfully manage and respond to verbal confrontations in a professional manner?"

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Paul W. Luster
    Capt., Kansas City Police Department, MO
Location:
  • Plano, TX
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • August 28 - August 31, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $995.00

Chief Harry P. Dolan’s, (Ret.) Surviving Verbal Conflict® Training Program has been provided to tens of thousands of public safety professionals throughout the country. In response to popular requests, Chief Dolan has developed a train the trainer program providing public safety professionals with the training, tools and material required to train agency personnel in the highly acclaimed Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Program.

Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Train-the-Trainer course develops and prepares public safety professionals to serve as trainers in Surviving Verbal Conflict®. The 3 ½ day (26 hour) course covers the Surviving Verbal Conflict® course material as well as instructor development content such as how to present the lesson plan & program, student learning styles, and teaching practical exercises. Participants will be provided with all instructor related materials supporting their presentations i.e. SVC PowerPoint presentation, workbooks, practical exercises, as well as ongoing technical support.

Today’s increased service demands and the scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict management skills. When negative verbal encounters escalate to the point where physical intervention is used, criticism often results when it is later discovered that there is little evidence of verbal de-escalation techniques employed by officers. This is particularly true when incident video and audio reviews are utilized. In some cases, it has become clear that the verbal actions of the public safety responders served to escalate the situation. Administrators are now asking, “Is this an area in which the training tape has run out? Have we adequately trained our personnel to successfully manage and respond to verbal confrontations in a professional manner?"

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Paul W. Luster
    Capt., Kansas City Police Department, MO
Location:
  • Indianapolis, IN
Region:
  • Midwest
Date(s):
  • September 5 - September 8, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $995.00

Chief Harry P. Dolan’s, (Ret.) Surviving Verbal Conflict® Training Program has been provided to tens of thousands of public safety professionals throughout the country. In response to popular requests, Chief Dolan has developed a train the trainer program providing public safety professionals with the training, tools and material required to train agency personnel in the highly acclaimed Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Program.

Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Train-the-Trainer course develops and prepares public safety professionals to serve as trainers in Surviving Verbal Conflict®. The 3 ½ day (26 hour) course covers the Surviving Verbal Conflict® course material as well as instructor development content such as how to present the lesson plan & program, student learning styles, and teaching practical exercises. Participants will be provided with all instructor related materials supporting their presentations i.e. SVC PowerPoint presentation, workbooks, practical exercises, as well as ongoing technical support.

Today’s increased service demands and the scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict management skills. When negative verbal encounters escalate to the point where physical intervention is used, criticism often results when it is later discovered that there is little evidence of verbal de-escalation techniques employed by officers. This is particularly true when incident video and audio reviews are utilized. In some cases, it has become clear that the verbal actions of the public safety responders served to escalate the situation. Administrators are now asking, “Is this an area in which the training tape has run out? Have we adequately trained our personnel to successfully manage and respond to verbal confrontations in a professional manner?"

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Paul W. Luster
    Capt., Kansas City Police Department, MO
Location:
  • Las Vegas, NV
Region:
  • West
Date(s):
  • September 26 - September 29, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $995.00

Chief Harry P. Dolan’s, (Ret.) Surviving Verbal Conflict® Training Program has been provided to tens of thousands of public safety professionals throughout the country. In response to popular requests, Chief Dolan has developed a train the trainer program providing public safety professionals with the training, tools and material required to train agency personnel in the highly acclaimed Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Program.

Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Train-the-Trainer course develops and prepares public safety professionals to serve as trainers in Surviving Verbal Conflict®. The 3 ½ day (26 hour) course covers the Surviving Verbal Conflict® course material as well as instructor development content such as how to present the lesson plan & program, student learning styles, and teaching practical exercises. Participants will be provided with all instructor related materials supporting their presentations i.e. SVC PowerPoint presentation, workbooks, practical exercises, as well as ongoing technical support.

Today’s increased service demands and the scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict management skills. When negative verbal encounters escalate to the point where physical intervention is used, criticism often results when it is later discovered that there is little evidence of verbal de-escalation techniques employed by officers. This is particularly true when incident video and audio reviews are utilized. In some cases, it has become clear that the verbal actions of the public safety responders served to escalate the situation. Administrators are now asking, “Is this an area in which the training tape has run out? Have we adequately trained our personnel to successfully manage and respond to verbal confrontations in a professional manner?"

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