Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 23 June 1960
Document title: The Special Zone Plan The Scientologist's Role in Life
Document type: Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin
Book title: The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology
Location: Los Angeles
Publisher: Bridge Publications, Inc.
Description: Hubbard discusses how to "alter the whole character, ability and effectiveness of the police force" and civilize "the whole approach to law enforcement."
The Special Zone Plan is made possible by a slight shift of approach. Take the case of a police officer who got interested on a PE Course and read some books. He tried to “sell” his chief on Scientology as a subject and was given a heavy loss. One, our PE level trainee was insufficiently schooled to be effective. Two, as a pro his approach could have been any one of several. He could have eased himself nearer a command source area in the department, or he could have taken over a pistol marksman on the force and made him a champion as we did with the Olympics team once. The slight shift is that we would have made this police officer get pro training before telling him “sell Scientology” to the force and then would have advised him to sell it by action, not words. Handling the familial problems of the commissioner as his driver or making the rookies gasp at how fast he could train them would be selling by action only. And no other kind of selling would be needed. He’d be running an evening coaching class for his fellows or superiors on Scientology in a few months and making some of them follow the same route. How long before he had altered the whole character, ability and effectiveness of the police force and through that how long before he would have civilized the whole approach to law enforcement in that area? For, once we have created an opening, we always avalanche to fantastically swift gains.
Hubbard, L. R. (1960, 23 June). The Special Zone Plan The Scientologist’s Role in Life. The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology (1991 ed., Vol. Vol. V, pp. pp.417-422). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.