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L.E.A.D.S. Law Enforcement Active Diffusion Strategies

March 20, 2018


Presented by: Lt Kevin Dillon (ret), Police Combat.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 8 AM - 4:30 PM.

Tuition: $140 (includes lunch)

POST #10035-1111 (8 hours)

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This is a classroom based combat-confrontation avoidance course based upon the L.O.C.K.U.P. ® System. It teaches within a classroom setting how to recognize aggression and to not stimulate aggression. Students will learn communications skills and evidence based Active Diffusion Strategies that can avoid or resolve interactions by employing tactical de-escalation the techniques, conflict resolution methods and distraction techniques that promote successful tactical applications. The course also discusses tactical responses when diffusion tactics are inappropriate or ineffective. This program teaches officers how professional communication can protect officers in the field, reduce civilian complaints as well as civil litigation. Instruction uses lectures and demonstrations to facilitate learning and retention.

Understanding the principals of risk management for officer safety
Identifying indications of hostility through body language
Understand police “customer service” methods that yield positive relations
Identify professional benefits of active diffusion strategies
Learn methods of effective verbal de-escalation strategies
Understanding physiological changes during aggression
Learn to use cognitive limitations for active diffusion
Learn methods to re-direct the thought process through positive direction
Learn the importance of professional posturing
Identity different communications styles with appropriate response tactics
Learn methods of motivational interviewing skills
Learn methods of distraction to obtain tactical advantages
Learn communication and physical strategies to de-escalate situations
Learn how to avoid communications that may be negative
Learn how active strategies blend with a total law enforcement presentation