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Advanced Mental, Physical and Tactical Skills to Survive


Date:               March 11, 2013

Location:        Bureau of Criminal Apprehension                      Maps and Hotels

Large Classroom

                        1430 Maryland Avenue East

                        Saint Paul, MN 55106

Time:               0800-1700

Instructor:     Sgt Pam Starr – Dallas PD

POST:              7 Credits

Cost:               $ 129.00          

The Saint Paul Police Professional Development Institute (PDI) is co-sponsoring with Lifeline/Calibre Press Training the Female Enforcer; Advanced Mental, Physical and Tactical Skills to Survive course.



Primary Instructor: Sgt. Pam Starr

This course addresses the reality of working as a woman law enforcement officer. The Seminar presents skill sets designed to enhance the proficiency of female crime fighters mentally, physically and tactically. As women in a historically (and presently) male-dominated field, female police officers are often forced to fit into the male mold of work and training. Often, little has been done to accept or accommodate the female perspective. This class aims to breach that standard.

Topics include:

  • The history of women in police work
  • Communication differences between the genders
  • Training and equipment
  • Patrol tactics
  • Winning lethal force confrontations
  • Use of Force options
  • Mental perspectives for both personal and career survival
  • Physical Fitness and Health


Women will be empowered by this course and return to their respective agencies with the confidence and knowledge to advance their careers and assist other women in doing the same.

Lifetime/Calibre Press Instructors:


Description: Pam Starr has been a police officer for Dallas (TX) Police Department for the past fifteen years. Prior to her work as an officer, Pam was employed as a police dispatcher at Travis County Sheriff’s Office in Austin, Texas and also worked as an Emergency Medical Technician in Austin – bringing her total years in public service to twenty-two. She is currently certified by the State of Texas as both a Master Peace Officer and an Emergency Medical Technician. Pam has worked in uniform as a patrol and bicycle patrol officer. She worked undercover in the Narcotics Division, worked in training as a Firearms Instructor, and served as a detective in the Background Investigations Unit. She is currently a sergeant in patrol, but continues her training and medical interests by teaching Tactical Medicine and Self-Aid/Buddy-Aid to officers of the police department.

Pam earned a Bachelor’s of Social Science from Southern Methodist University where her focus was Sociology and Criminology. She also studied at Texas Women’s University, ultimately earning her Master’s Degree in Women’s Studies with a focus on women in leadership and government.

Pam is a state certified instructor in both law enforcement and firearms. She holds additional instructor certifications in Rapid Response, Urban Tactical Rifle, CrossFit as well as a Basic Tactical Medic Certification from Texas Tactical Peace Officers Association.

Pam is married to a police officer and has two dogs. Her outside interests include feminist studies and physical and tactical training, especially for females.

To Register Go to:  or call (630) 279-5673. Contact SPPD-PDI directly by calling (651) 266-5652 or emailing:


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