TACTICAL DE-ESCALATION OF NON-VIOLENT CONFRONTATIONS THROUGH VERBAL SKILLS AND BODY LANGUAGE

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Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Monday, September 18, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:
La Salle County Sheriff's Department
707 E. Etna Road
Ottawa, IL
Instructor: The lead instructors are Michael Drumm and Rick Emerson. Both are certified, full-time police officers, and are members of the ITOA and the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association. Drumm and Emerson are CIT trained; both teach conflict communication skills and street interview skills.
  Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0

Recent events have placed police officers and the public they serve in the national spotlight in the news, on the internet, and in Federal and local court. These events usually start as encounters for minor traffic stops, petty ordinance violations, or disorderly conduct based confrontations. Many of these non-arrest situations quickly escalate to physical, violent, and sometimes deadly force encounters. While the officers involved are acting properly and legally enforcing the laws they are sworn to uphold, day after judgments quickly become the focus.
 
This one day seminar will help departments reduce citizen complaints based on perceived improper use of force incidents. Attendees will improve their verbal communication skills and recognize when an emotion-based rather than emotionally disability escalation is occurring. Officers will learn to explore alternative methods of safely and peacefully bringing a resolution to both the issue at hand and the reason for the encounter. This seminar will focus on every day encounters with non mentally impaired or disturbed individuals who are upset or agitated and may escalate the encounter based on anger issues and behavior.
 
Officers will examine how to maintain scene and individual safety, and follow accepted personnel safety protocols. Participants will actively participate as both officers and subjects/offenders in some of the scenarios. This class is appropriate for CIT trained Officers, Patrol Officers, and Supervisors.
 
ATTENDEE COURSE GOALS:   
  • Learn the difference between confrontation and response/conversation.
  • Learn how to use disarming and de-escalation phraseology with subjects.
  • Learn what inflammatory phraseology is and how to avoid it.
  • Understand the difference between deflecting and accusing during encounters.
  • Identify how and when perception from a distance can be interpreted.
  • Learn to identify physiological cues and tells of subjects escalating to a physical response.
  • Understand how body chemistry works (endorphins, adrenalin and dopamine, etc.).
  • Review how to reduce negative public perception during encounters.
  • Learn how to secure a scene for responder and public safety during encounters.
  • Learn how to avoid purposeful escalation and negative public perception.
  • Recognize physical tells of cluster behavior in incident escalation.
  • Identify situations which may relate to domestic terrorism activities.
This class will may employ air soft and non-lethal weapons. Officers will need to bring their duty belts and are encouraged to have either sweatshirts or long sleeve shirts available to wear.

THIS COURSE MEETS THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED MANDATED TRAINING:  Civil Rights, Human Rights, Constitutional & Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority, Procedural Justice, and Use of Force

This training is funded through a grant from Homeland Security, through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

MTU 5’s request for certification of this course has been approved through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
 
Course enrollment must be made by the agency CEO or designated training officer.  Registration may be made using our on-line course registration link on this website.  All officers enrolled by their department will be assumed to be on duty unless otherwise noted
 
Mobile In-Service Training Region #5 –Assist Program
Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Serving the Counties of: Bureau – La Salle – Marshall – Putnam - Stark