Members of the law enforcement profession have come under intense pressure in recent years to prioritize efforts at employing de-escalation techniques in force encounters. Fundamentals of Realistic De-Escalation is a one-day course describing the often-challenging expectations placed on law enforcement officers that they gain compliance without using physical force. Oftentimes, not using physical force at all may not be realistic or safe. The legitimate goal of de-escalation tactics is to resolve problems with minimal use of force.
This course presents concepts and methods to support de-escalation efforts when personal connections can be made. Participants will be provided with knowledge to apply in real-world situations. This includes learning ways to address the needs of people in a state of a mental health crisis, or those whose perception of reality is altered. Worst-case scenarios in these types of situations can end with harm to the officer, bystanders or the subject, and scenarios such as suicide by cop further complicate the picture for responding officers.
Jefferson City Police Department
401 Monroe Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
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.
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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