RGI 1-Day Conflict Resolution Course
Ethical Protector Executive Overview Course
May 24, 2017
Lakewood, NJ

What is the RGI Ethical Protector Executive Overview Course?

The RGI Conflict Resolution course is a one-day intensive training experience for Police Leaders that introduces the RGI Ethical Protector physical, verbal, and physical conflict de-escalation skills to:

  • Build a protector culture within your organization
  • Improve Community Relations
  • Avoid Negative publicity and civil liability issues

Top conflict resolution specialists from the law enforcement, military and martial art worlds will facilitate the course. It is a synergistic course covering the following elements:

  • Ethics - Personal Integrity and Leadership
  • Verbal Skills - De-Escalation and Conflict Resolution
  • Physical Skills* - Tactical Concepts That Help Officers More Effectively Manage Conflict

Course Description

This 1 day certification course utilizes a combination of lectures, group discussion, and practical application training scenarios. As a participant you will:

  • Be able to mentor others in the moral values and ethics of a Protector Professional.
  • Learn to coach others to communicate better under stress to resolve conflict.
  • Gain a familiarity with effective physical de-escalation skills that keep everyone safer.

Who Should Attend?

Police Chiefs and other senior Public Safety officials.

Note: *Although some of the training is physical in nature, the training does not require any special level of physical fitness or previous martial arts training. Participation in the physical aspects of the program is optional.


May 24, 2017



Ocean County Police Academy
659 Ocean Avenue (Rt. 88)
Lakewood, NJ 08701



Note for Ocean County Chiefs: Your AG office or JIF may fund all or part of the course fee. Check with them to make sure.

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Scheduled Contributors (subject to minor changes)

Jack Hoban
Mr. Hoban is President of RGI. He is a speaker, writer and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the U.S. Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP). He has led over 500 workshops and seminars around the world. He has addressed the FBI, universities, and other government and private organizations on ethics and martial arts over the last two decades. His business and military experiences, as well as an extensive 30-year background in martial arts, give him a unique and interesting perspective. More...
Mitch Little
Mitch Little
Mitchell A. Little is Chief of the Toms River New Jersey Police Department. Inspired by his father, who rose to the rank of Deputy Chief of the Toms River Police Department, Chief Little began his career with the Toms River Police Department in 1986 and was soon named Ocean County Police Chief’s and Fraternal Order of Police Officer of the Year for his actions involving a motor vehicle accident. He is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Korean Tae Kwon Do and a Black Belt in Japanese Karate and Jujitsu. He developed the department’s defensive tactics program as well as the defensive tactics program at the Ocean County Police Academy where he taught for 10 years and was a six time recipient of the “Instructor of the Year” award. He graduated from Stockton State College with a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice and successfully completed the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. In 2005 he obtained a Master’s Degree in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Joe Shusko
Joseph C. Shusko is a decorated veteran who served the United States Marine Corps for over 35 years. He is an accomplished aviator who spent the majority of his career flying helicopters. While serving as a White House Liaison Officer (WHLO) at HMX-1, he was designated a Presidential Helicopter Pilot under the Reagan Administration. In August of 2003 he assumed command of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Center of Excellence. He is now serving as the Deputy overseeing the Corps' Martial Arts Program. He is also a Stafford Sheriff Department volunteer Officer. He has taught "Values" throughout the United States and abroad. He has been instructing and participating in martial arts and physical fitness since the early 1970's. Joe earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Rider College. He is also a 3rd Degree Instructor Trainer in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.

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