Course detail: Officer De-Escalation Techniques

Course Description:

In today's world, Law Enforcement Officers must be efficient physically, mentally and verbally. This class is designed to give today's Police Officers the tools needed to effectively communicate with citizens in a way that everyone is safe and situations are handled with the highest amount of respect and professionalism. 

Core Competencies:

  • Participants will be able to decide upon prescribed courses of action or techniques that will provide a greater level of safety in a variety of environments, events and situations.
  • 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:
  • To consider verbal and non-verbal communication methods  
  • To understand and practice effective active listening skills   
  • To communicate in clear, respectful and non-judgmental ways
  • To apply discussed skills in real-world scenario
Instructional Methods:
  • Lecture
  • Scenarios with individualized de-brief
Who Should Attend:
  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Correction Personnel
Course Requirements:
  • 100% attendance and participation
Fitness Requirements and Expectation of Physical Risk:
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email KLETC or call 620.694.1400 at least three weeks before the first day of the event. Some events may require notice earlier than three weeks and require you contact a specific individual; if so, that information is provided in the event-specific information.

Available sessions