Drury’s Law Enforcement Academy presents: The Bulletproof Mind

For Immediate Release: March 8

Media Contact:
Tony Bowers
Director of Drury’s Law Enforcement Academy
Office: (417) 873-7542
E-mail: tbowers@drury.edu

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., March 8, 2010 — Former West Point professor and law enforcement expert Lt. Col. Dave Grossman will speak at Drury University from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday, March 22 in Clara Thompson Hall. Col. Grossman will present a talk titled “The Bulletproof Mind: Mental Preparation for Combat.”

Grossman taught psychology and military science at the U.S. Military Academy. The former Army Ranger founded a new field of scientific study that has been called “Killology.” Grossman has made new contributions to the understanding of killing in war, the psychological costs of war, the root causes of violent crime and the process of healing the victims of violence in war and peace. You can find out more about Grossman at his website www.killology.com.

“Lt. Col. Grossman, a Pulitzer Prize nominated author, will examine what it takes to perform, cope and survive as a law enforcement officer, including the psychological and physiological changes that happen during a deadly encounter,” says Tony Bowers, director of Drury’s Law Enforcement Academy. “His information can also benefit school officials—and even educators—as seen recently in Littleton, Colo. where a math teacher stopped a gunman’s attack.”

The cost for the one-day seminar is $75. Drury students and alumni pay only $45.

The deadline to register is March 15. You may register online at drury.edu/alumni or call Tammy Nilsen at (417) 873-6914.


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