De-escalation & Smarter Policing

De-escalation & Smarter Policing

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

November 1, 2018, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST Board Approved #10444-0007)

$149/ officer
$125/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro De-escalation 11-01-18


COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

Nothing is as important to government services as the relationship between law enforcement and the public that is served. Recent inflammatory actions and news stories have had a severe impact and the perception of law enforcement. Agencies and individual employees must understand their role and that every action and statement that is made reflects on the profession as a whole. This training will focus not only on individual employee attitudes and beliefs, but also organizational concepts that either enhances trust or perpetuates a lack of trust with the communities that are served.

This class is not: Redefining policing, Critical in NATURE, Political correctness

This class is: Critical in PRACTICE, Thinking differently, Protecting our valued profession

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:

• The concept and foundations of Blue Courage

as they apply to law enforcement authority;

• Service, justice, legitimacy and fundamental

fairness as they apply to the Nobility of Policing;

• Resilience and apply techniques designed to

enhance ability to function in peak capacity;

• Civil and Human Rights

• De-Escalation Techniques

• Policing using influence and control

• The concepts of Procedural Justice

• Cultural Competency

 

Who should attend:

Sworn police officers from the rank of Chief of Police/Sheriff to police officers and deputies. This course is taught by active/retired chiefs of police. This is the training that is sweeping the nation with 1000’s of law enforcement professionals trained in the last year alone!

 

MN CIT Certification

MN CIT Certification

Presented by: MN Crisis Intervention Training

Monday - Friday, April 30 - May 4, 2018, 8 AM - 5 PM.

Tuition: $700

40 Training Hours

To register, click here.

 

COURSE SUMMARY

This 40 hour CIT certification course is very intense and interactive. It gives an in-depth look at mental illness and its implications for law enforcement. We cover: schizophrenia and psychotic disorders, mood disorders, cognitive disorders, personality and substance disorders, suicide assessment, adolescent & elder issues, PTSD, excited delirium, suicide by cop, and mental health courts. Advocates and people living with mental health issues speak on their experiences, there are site visits to mental health hospitals and service providers in your area and extensive role play exercises with professional actors.
MN CIT Officers’ Assoc 40 hour Certification Training goals include providing advanced mental health awareness, communication techniques and de-escalation skill to help law enforcement when dealing with a person in a mental health crisis.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:


-Define the difficulty responding to crisis calls involving someone with a mental illness.

-Develop an understanding of their struggle in the mental health system and the role of the police and the risk factors involved.

-Meet a panel of consumers of the mental health services in the area in an effort to promote communication and understanding by having interaction when the individual is doing well and not in crisis. Discussion is encouraged on what works well for them when they are having issues with their medications and what doesn’t work well.

-Define the concept of CIT and its origins. Compare it to traditional police response. Officers benefit from the advantages of building partnerships in the community.

-Introduction to the practice of active listening skills and techniques that aid law enforcement when dealing with an individual in a mental health crisis.

-Attendees are given the opportunity to practice and demonstrate these listening skills and techniques in realistic role play exercises using professional actors.

-Provide contact with community mental health professionals giving presentations on adolescent issues, elder issues, suicide prevention, excited delirium, suicide by cop, prepetition screening, commitment, medications, and military reintegration. This community contact helps us achieve our goal of familiarizing law enforcement with the community resources available to them.

-De-escalation techniques are taught to be combined with their active listening skills in order to achieve our goal of using verbal communication before using force when confronting an individual in a mental health crisis.

For more information:
Contact: Jerry Hutchinson -Training Director
E-mail: training.director@mncit.org
PH: 763-607-7667

 

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

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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COURSE SUMMARY

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