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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Force Science Realistic De-escalation

I’m excited and proud to announce that the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC) is sponsoring Force Science Realistic De-escalation Training this fall. I have taken this one-day course, and I highly recommend it. 

It’s about responding to these difficult calls with realistic tactics based on research. It’s about everyone’s safety: the officer’s, the subject’s, and the family’s. It is about officers using the “discretionary time” some calls allow to get tactics and resources in place. 

During this day-long workshop, you will: 
  • Understand what de-escalation really means, and when it’s most likely to be successful 
  • Learn how to quickly recognize whether a subject is in conflict or crisis—and which tactics will be most likely to defuse the situation 
  • Review the best ways to make a connection, establish rapport, and apply proven principles of persuasion with difficult individuals 
  • Practice the principles of officer self-regulation and emotional control that will help you maintain rational thinking 
  • Discover how to help community members and the media better understand what realistic de-escalation entails—and the challenges that can inhibit an officer’s ability to safely de-escalate 
  • Leave with tools that you can use on the job during high-pressure encounters 

The cost of the course is being underwritten by the League for LMC members.
  • $50 (including lunch) for League of Minnesota Cities members 
  • $295 (including lunch) for non-League of Minnesota Cities members
Credits: Earn 8 POST credits that satisfy the new Learning Objectives for Mental Health/Crisis Intervention
Please note: You must attend the full day of training to receive these credits. 

Dates & Locations:
Sept. 10—Mankato 
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel & Event Center
901 Raintree Rd. (view map)
Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 388-1234

Sept. 11—Shoreview
Shoreview Community Center
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
4580 Victoria St. N (view map)
Shoreview, MN 55126
(651) 490-4700

Sept. 17—Perham
Perham Lakeside Golf Club
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
320 17th St. NW (view map)
Perham, MN 56573
(218) 346-6070

Up next: Duluth’s Community Policing in Canal Park

Stay safe,

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