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Postponed Due to COVID-19

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1-Day Fundamentals of Realistic De-Escalation

Des Moines, IA | March 31, 2020

Hosted By Des Moines Police Department

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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Recognize and list common barriers to effective communication that officers commonly use unintentionally
  • Assist investigators and others reviewing uses of force to recognize the pivotal situational and behavioral factors that must be considered when assessing whether de-escalation efforts might have been feasible and potentially effective
  • 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.

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Class Length
1 Day

Training Hours
8 Hours

Delivery
1 Expert Instructor

Course Schedule
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

1 Hour Lunch on Your Own

Tuition
$295

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Des Moines Regional Police Academy
433 East Army Post Road
Des Moines, IA 50315

Recommended Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton, Des Moines Airport
6800 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, Iowa 50321

515-285-7777

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Is There a Test?

An online pre-test and post-test are administered before and after the course. Attendees need to score at least 75% of their post-test to pass the course.

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Attendees are strongly encouraged to fully participate in classroom discussions, ask questions and to ensure all of their questions from the pre-test are fully answered before they take the final exam.

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Please note ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE FINAL. Cancellations will not be accepted. Substitution for a registered seat will be considered on a case-by-case basis. To discuss substituting an attendee, please call us directly at 1-800-526-9444.

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