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The Verbal Judo Way of Leadership
Dr George Thompson  More Info

Verbal Judo: Words As a Force Option
George J. Thompson  More Info

The Verbal Judo Way of Leadership: Empowering the Thin Blue Line from the Inside Up
George J. Thompson; George Thompson; Gregory A. Walker  More Info

Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion
George Thompson  More Info
Verbal Judo: Redirecting Behavior With Words
George J. Thompson  More Info

About the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office

The Sandoval County Sheriff's Office is located in the County Judicial Complex at Idalia and NM 528 and provides law enforcement, court security and animal control services to residents of Sandoval County. The office serves legal documents issued by District and Magistrate Courts and is responsible for transporting prisoners, both adult and juvenile, in and out of Sandoval County. The Sheriff’s Office also is responsible for extradition of prisoners arrested in other states on warrants from Courts in Sandoval County.


 The Sheriff and deputies serve as the County's principal law enforcement officers with duties and responsibilities established by State law. While the civil process is the exclusive responsibility of the County Sheriff, the Sheriff’s primary responsibility is to provide law enforcement services to County residents. The Sheriff assigns deputies into seven districts within the County to deter criminal activity, arrest criminal offenders, promote traffic safety and respond to emergency calls.


The Sheriff has concurrent jurisdiction with local law enforcement officers in municipalities. While the Sheriff cooperates closely with community authorities, local police agencies are responsible for providing law enforcement services within their communities. Among the County's smaller and more rural communities, the Sheriff is the primary law enforcement agency. The Sheriff’s Office frequently provides mutual aid for other agencies within the County and provides investigative services on major cases.

Tribal police departments, tribal officials and the Bureau of Indian Affairs or the FBI provide law enforcement for sovereign Native American nations. In Sandoval County, these include the pueblos of Jemez, Zia, Santa Ana, Sandia, Cochiti, Santo Domingo and San Felipe, portions of the Navajo Nation and the Jicarilla Apache Reservation. The Sheriff works closely with each entity and has jurisdiction to charge Native American offenders on tribal land into tribal courts. Non-Native Americans who are charged with a crime on tribal land can be charged in State courts.






Dr. George J. Thompson is the President & Founder of the Verbal Judo Institute, a tactical training and management firm now based in Auburn, NY. Doc Thompson, aka "Doc Rhino," has an eclectic background, having taught English on the High School level  English Literature on the university level.  Until 1999, George Thompson was a Class A reserve deputy for the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office (New Mexico).  Also a martial artist, he holds Black Belts in Judo & Taekwondo. Doc has created the only Tactical Communication course in the world.


Dr. George Thompson has written four books on Verbal Judo, each analyzing ways to defuse conflict and redirect behavior into more positive channels.  Dr. George Thompson is the author of Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion; Verbal Judo: Redirecting Behavior With Words; and, Verbal Judo: Words as a Force Option.  He is the co-author of The Verbal Judo Way of Leadership– Empowering the Thin Blue Line.


According to the book description of Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion, “Verbal Judo is the martial art of the mind and mouth that can show you how to be better prepared in every verbal encounter. Listen and speak more effectively, engage people through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies that allow you to successfully communicate your point of view and take the upper hand in most disputes.”


According to the book description of The Verbal Judo Way of Leadership– Empowering the Thin Blue Line “For many years Dr. Thompson has sought to present the Verbal Judo philosophy on leadership in written form. “The Verbal Judo Way of Leadership – Empowering the Thin Blue Line from the Inside Up” is a unique co-authorship between George Thompson, founder and president of The Verbal Judo Institute and Verbal Judo instructor / retired “Green Beret” Greg Walker.


Featuring exclusive new material on the art of tactical communications and the elusive art of superior leadership, Dr. Thompson and Greg Walker combine their diverse professional backgrounds with their shared Vision of Verbal Judo concepts to help Peace Officers achieve excellence as law enforcement supervisors, managers, and administrators.


Drawing from Dr. Thompson’s street and courtroom proven Verbal Judo philosophy and his co-author’s dual careers as an Army Special Forces combat leader and civilian peace officer “The Verbal Judo Way of Leadership – Empowering the Thin Blue Line from the Inside Up” is MUST reading for the 21st Century law enforcement officer, First Responder, and military man or woman intent on achieving true success as a leader in his or her chosen profession.”

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