Thursday, October 20, 2016

Behind the Tape - Life on the police frontline.

Life on the police frontline: Gripping, real-life stories from New Zealand's top
police crisis negotiator
Lance Burdett
“Hi, I’m Lance. I’m from the Auckland police. I’m just letting you know your house is
surrounded by armed police. I also want you to know that we’re not coming in so you are
safe. Let’s have a chat…”

Lance Burdett was New Zealand's top police crisis negotiator and worked in a variety of high-level roles over his 22 year career in the police. Behind the Tape is Lance’s revealing, gritty,  
honest memoir of what it’s really like being a police officer in New Zealand.


Lance is also open about the intense mental stress he suffered due to the traumatic events
he was witnessing day-to-day, and believes that more could be done to support the 
resilience of Police staff to protect them from stress-related illness. Behind the Tape gives 
you a true insight into what it's really like to be a cop: the good, the bad, the fear, the
excitement, the stress, the everyday drama, the skills you develop, the lives saved, and the  
lives lost.

Lance Burdett (Left - photo by Babiche Martens) runs a company
called WARN International, where he runs courses on managing
challenging people and situations, crisis intervention techniques and
on reducing personal stress. He has a Master of Arts Degree,
majoring in Terrorism, Safety and Security. Lance lives in Auckland
with his wife and has three adult  children, and two grandchildren.
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