Oh, if only I could have been there. The training was apparently run by RobertPruitt.com. (Their motto: "Discover What's Outside Your Box!" Umm, I wonder if Wonkette knows about this.)
Anyway, the article's pretty hilarious, as Metro officers attempted to improve their lives through improv comedy. But the best part:
Pruitt divides people into four personality groups -- the controlling lion, the promoting peacock, the analytical owl and the supportive koala bear -- and advises police officers to identify their own type, as well as the passenger's. Pruitt says he is a classic koala."Sir, you are clearly a koala bear. I'm going to have to ask you to put down the eucalyptus leaves."
Metro Transit Police Chief Polly L. Hanson -- a lion -- said she has already used the techniques she learned in the class.
(Sound of passenger being tasered)