Randy Hicks is a down to earth veteran Law Enforcement officer with years of experience in Patrol, Investigation and Undercover Operations. He earned his PhD in police education and training from the University of Southern Mississippi. For over 50 years he has dedicated his life to serving the public and then to serving fellow officers. The specialty which he pioneered in combining communication at close range with survival principles and tactics has benefitted innumerable officers. To this day his greatest satisfaction is receiving the thanks and encouragement of so many former attendees in his academy and university classes who have witnessed and effectively employed that which he has been able to pass on to them. This book is his attempt to benefit you also. In his late 70's, he continues his karate and physical fitness training, continues teaching in academies and university classes full-time, continues trying to 'be there' for people and delights in coffee sit-downs with brother 'cops.' Randy lives in San Angelo, Texas with his wife Martha, and with the actual ruler of their house: their Weimaraner, Lilah-Jean!