September 8 – 9, 2022


The Westlake Recreation Center

28955 Hilliard Boulevard
Westlake, OH 44145


8 AM to 5 PM ET

1 Hour Lunch on Your Own


$495 Non-Member

$395 OTOA Member


IADLEST National Certification Program™

  • 16 Training Hours
  • 2 Expert Instructors

Hosted by Westlake Police Department

Training Open to Both Officers and De-Escalation Instructors

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.



The Westlake Recreation Center
28955 Hilliard Boulevard
Westlake, OH 44145



Hyatt Place Cleveland/Westlake/Crocker Park
2020 Crocker Road
Westlake, OH 44145

Phone: 440-871-3100