The Realistic De-Escalation Instructor Course thoroughly dissects the complex concept of “de-escalation” and the many elements in determining its feasibility or effectiveness in a variety of encounter types. This deeper knowledge of de-escalation is valuable to both line officers and the investigators and administrators called in to review force events after the fact. All these parties will need to determine to what extent using de-escalation techniques is feasible in specific high-pressure and rapidly unfolding encounters.
This course is designed for law enforcement trainers, whether they deal with street officers, field supervisors, investigators, attorneys, administrators or any other group within law enforcement. Instead of being based on the rhetoric that exists around the emotionally charged subject of police use-of-force encounters and the specter of excessive force, the curriculum is based on unbiased scientific realities. The Force Science Institute’s research into human behavior as it applies to high-pressure encounters and de-escalation provides essential insights for law enforcement personnel at all levels and is designed to be the basis for de-escalation training for police.
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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.
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.
Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 30 days before a scheduled class start date. This gives us the opportunity to find a replacement for your seat.
Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the course start date are eligible to receive a full-tuition credit that can be applied toward any future Force Science Institute training event or a 100% refund, less a $150 processing fee.
Cancellations made less than 30 days in advance are not eligible for a refund. You will have the option to transfer your registration to another person who can attend the course or receive a full tuition credit for future use.
No refunds or credits will be given for no-shows.
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