Course detail: Crisis Response: De-escalation Techniques

Description: 
De-escalation skills and techniques are the cornerstone to crisis resolution and typically begin long before they are ever needed. Attendees in this course will be able to explain social, behavioral, legal, ethical and tactical considerations that are intended to de-escalate a situation or prevent escalation into an undesirable confrontation. Additionally, they will be able to describe methods to solicit and obtain cooperation from a potentially uncooperative but non-threatening subject. 
Core Competency:
  • Participants will exhibit fairness in policing while giving people a voice and performing law enforcement duties with impartiality and the necessary level of transparency to sustain and strengthen public trust. 
Course Objectives: 
  • Discuss and explain de-escalation techniques for addressing verbal and non-verbal non-compliance.
  • Identify social, behavioral, legal, ethical and tactical considerations that are intended to de-escalate a situation or prevent escalation into an undesirable confrontation. 
  • Employ methods to solicit and obtain cooperation from a potentially uncooperative but non-threatening subject. 
  • Apply ethical, legal, social and tactical considerations when communicating with individuals in difficult and tense situations. 
Instructional Methods: 
  • Lecture 
  • Group discussion 
  • Practical exercises 
Who Should Attend: 
  • All public safety personnel 
Course Requirements: 
  • 100% attendance and participation

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