Massachusetts Volunteer Law Enforcement Officer Association

The Winning Mind - Presented by Dave and Betsy Smith - Officer Safety Training

  • 15 Mar 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Clark University - 60 Downing Street - Worcester, MA 01610


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Officers who are paid for their service
    Includes Lunch
    Net proceeds to benefit the Sean Collier Scholarship sponsored by the MA-VLEOA
  • Civilian Employees of Law Enforcement Agencies
    Includes Lunch
    Net proceeds to benefit the Sean Collier Scholarship sponsored by the MA-VLEOA
  • Auxiliary or Reserve officer volunteering their time with their departments
    Includes Lunch
    Net proceeds to benefit the Sean Collier Scholarship sponsored by the MA-VLEOA

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Dave and Betsy Smith Present…

The Winning Mind™


 For those attending the Training:


Free Parking:  Will be available on-campus in a garage near 60 Downing Street, Worcester, MA.


Training Class: Will be at the Jefferson Academic Center on the campus of Clark University.


Check in starts at 8:15AM

Training Class will start at 9:00AM


Dress: Business Casual - (No equipment needed)


$10 - Volunteer Officers

$25 - Career Officers, paid Reserve Officers and Civilian Employees of Law Enforcement Agencies


Lunch Included


Net Proceeds will benefit The Sean Collier Scholarship fund


If you have any questions please send me an email at



Don’t Just "Survive" Train to Lead and Learn to WIN!

Dave "J.D. Buck Savage" Smith first presented The Winning MindTM in 1987. Since then it has evolved into one of the most remarkable training experiences that law enforcement personnel will ever attend. By looking at the key components of peak performance, including who survives and why, the roles that optimism, risk and bureaucracy play in our personal and professional lives, and how individuals and organizations can make themselves truly resilient.

Dave and Betsy present an entertaining & inspiring program designed to help everyone, regardless of their experience, optimize their odds of winning any confrontation while "winning" at life!

Course Objectives:

The Winning Mind  can be attended by anyone who works in a law enforcement agency. In their unique, energetic style, Dave Smith (AKA "JD Buck Savage") and Betsy Smith (AKA "The Sarge") gives men & women the mental edge they need to not only face threats on the street but also manage the stresses they may confront in their daily lives, both on and off duty. In this multi-media session, Dave and Betsy will discuss:

  • What makes someone a "winner?"
  • Why the term "survival" in minimalistic and we must train to WIN!
  • Understanding the role beliefs play in winning
  • What is true "optimism?"
  • The science of crisis decision making
  • The "Not Today" mindset, every day, on every shift
  • The role of "Warrior Ethos" in all aspects of law enforcement.
  • Understanding your own Risk Thermostat.
  • Maintaining optimism in a bureaucratic world
  • Preventing panic, the "archenemy of survival"
  • Being truly resilient after a setback!


This course is perfect for everyone in your agency from management to recruits, from sworn to civilian, auxiliaries and reserves, from patrol to investigations, from prosecutors to correctional officers, Dave Smith’s The Winning Mind has something for everyone! Don’t miss this outstanding training opportunity.

This training is open to ALL Law Enforcement Personnel. ID's will be checked. Feel free to invite officers from your department.

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