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Realistic De-escalation in Oklahoma City, OK

1-Day Foundational Aspects of Realistic De-escalation

Oklahoma City, OK | June 21, 2019

Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123Hosted By Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123

Training Open to Both Officers and De-escalation Instructors

Law enforcement has come under intense pressure in recent years to prioritize its efforts at “de-escalation.” We will discuss the often-challenging expectations of law enforcement professionals to gain compliance without using physical force and how oftentimes, this may not be realistic or safe.  The legitimate goal of de-escalation tactics is to resolve problems with minimal harm. This distinction is critical.  

The course will present law enforcement concepts and methods to support de-escalation efforts.  Attendees will be provided with knowledge to apply core skills of incident stabilization, tactics and decision-making and verbal and non-verbal skills to establish contact, build rapport and create influence with difficult subjects.

At the end of this training, the participant will be able to:

  • Articulate what ‘de-escalation’ actually means, what the objectives of de-escalation are, and in what situations de-escalation can and cannot be considered
  • Discuss the tactical principles of de-escalation, risk assessment and decision-making
  • Quickly evaluate an interaction to determine whether de-escalation efforts are reasonable to consider, tactically practical, and likely to be successful
  • Apply critical Force Science® concepts such as the “Response-ability Zone” and the “7 T’s De-escalation Evaluation Model” to evaluate tactics that are needed or likely to be successful in supporting a de-escalation process
  • Enhance their ability to make a connection, establish rapport and apply effective principles of persuasion with difficult subjects, including mentally ill subjects, through the application of the ‘Behavioral Influence Stairway Model’
  • Learn and apply the ‘Thought/Emotion/Behavior’ (TEB) Matrix to quickly recognize whether a subject is in ‘conflict’, ‘crisis’ or has ‘contaminated’ thinking and therefore which strategies of persuasion are likely to be the most effective
  • Employ specialized questions specifically designed to cognitively engage individuals in crisis and increase the likelihood of resolution that either avoids force or minimizes the amount necessary to obtain control
  • Better ensure that officers’ approach and control strategies maximize their response options while minimizing the potential for unnecessary emotional and/or physical escalation
  • Balance the desirability of trying to resolve a conflict peacefully with the need to maintain officer and citizen safety
  • Apply principles of officer self-regulation and emotional control in order to maintain rational thinking processes
  • Help community members and the media better understand what realistic de-escalation entails and the challenges that subjects may present that can inhibit, if not prohibit, an officer’s ability to safely de-escalate.

Course Details

Class Length
1 Day

Delivery
1 Expert Instructor

Course Schedule
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

1.25 Hour Lunch on Your Own

Tuition
$295

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Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT

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INSTRUCTOR

Chris Butler
Chris Butler, Insp. (Ret.)

Senior Instructor

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Training Location

Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123
1624 South Agnew Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73108

Area Hotels

Meridian area 4 miles away:

Hilton Garden Inn Oklahoma City

801 S. Meridian Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
405-942-1400


Holiday Inn Oklahoma City
4401 Southwest 15th
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
405-601-7272


Hampton Inn & Suites
4333 Southwest 15th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
405-604-8000


Staybridge Suites Oklahoma City Airport
4411 Southwest 15th
Oklahoma City, OK 73018
405-429-4400


Staybridge Suites Downtown Oklahoma City
120 South Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
405-602-8830


Tru by Hilton
802 S. Meridian Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
405-609-3955


LaQuinta Inn & Suites
808 S. Meridian Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
405-702-7720

Bricktown area 6 miles away:

Hilton Garden Inn OKC Bricktown
328 East Sheridan Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
405-270-0588


Holiday Inn Express & Suites
101 East Main St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
405-778-8100

Hampton Inn & Suites
300 East Sheridan Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
405-232-3600


Springhill Suites by Marriott
600 East Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
405-601-6206

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