John Demand is a forty year veteran of law enforcement and corporate security. He has protected high level executives, celebrities and public figures. He realized after attending numerous training programs and seminars that there was little, if anything available to increase critical thinking or observation skills. After a counter terrorism training mission to Israel in 2006 Demand formed Observation On Demand, which is a research and training organization to develop and deliver cost effective and performance based skill development training that can be used "on the street". He is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University in Behavioral Science and is a graduate of Northwestern University in Police Administration. Demand has published several articles and has built a network of advisors from law enforcement and academia on an international basis to continue this important research and program development.
Full list of John Demand results
How a Citizens’ Police Academy can be a positive approach to public relations– 1
When we as police instructors discuss the why of what we do as well as how we do it, greater understanding, trust, and cooperation can be garnered from members of the community
Don't just look for the bomb — look for the bomber– 7
Can you spot the six basic telltale emotions of fear, anger, sadness, happiness, disgust, and/or contempt?
Newtown shooting: Why observation training is critical– 3
Observation and cognitive skills are the most important assets a law enforcement officer or security professional can possess
How to improve your reaction time with mental athletics– 1
Law enforcement and security spend most of their time training on the Decide / Act part of the OODA loop and do not have the skills of Observation or Orientation
What every cop should know about ANS/AHS– 13
Fortunately, there is a simple, three step program which serves to ‘cure’ most of those officers afflicted by this unfortunate, sometimes career-ending affliction
Think 'FAST': A mnemonic to help keep you safe– 9
Too many officers have lost their lives due to lack of what I consider to be four core elements of officer safety: Focus, Attention, Situational awareness, and Tempo
Brain plasticity: A whole new idea for cops– 4
Recent brain research has tremendous impact in the way officers can now train and increase the power of their brains