Force Science / Realistic De-escalation Training
Bringing Reality to De-escalation Training
We’re moving this hot-button topic decisively beyond impractical academic theories spun from idealized situations. Instead, Realistic De-escalation, a fresh, new course offered exclusively by the Force Science Institute, is anchored in thoroughly researched and tested principles of human performance in real-world encounters.
In this timely two-day program, you’ll learn what it really takes to accurately assess potentially violent confrontations and, when feasible, defuse them with easy-to-grasp, successfully applied tactics to avoid use-of-force crises.
This unique content is expertly designed under the direction of Dr. Bill Lewinski to be smoothly integrated into an agency’s training curriculum...to be actively engaged during tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving field encounters...and then to be brought to bear in critical investigations of both force and non-force events, as well as in media and citizen education.
Given today’s pervasive, emotionally charged atmosphere, Force Science’s practical Realistic De-escalation training is invaluable for virtually all law enforcement professionals, from street officers, trainers, PIOs, and supervisors to investigators, administrators, and attorneys.
Among the many valuable benefits of the “Realistic De-escalation” course, students will learn how to:
Avoid dangerous “de-escalation myths” that can jeopardize both officers and subjects…as well as entire agencies and communities
Quickly evaluate any interaction to determine whether de-escalation efforts are reasonable to consider, tactically practical, and likely to be successful
Use such critical Force Science concepts as the Response-ability Zone and the 7 T’s De-escalation Evaluation Model to evaluate options at a scene or during investigations
Improve your ability to safely and effectively navigate challenging encounters with mentally ill subjects
Dramatically enhance de-escalation efforts by strategically combining human performance research findings, observations of subject behavior, and the right psychological techniques for negotiation and influence
Employ specialized questions specifically designed to cognitively engage individuals in crisis and increase the likelihood of a non-forceful resolution
Better ensure that officers’ approach and control strategies maximize their response options while minimizing the potential for unnecessary emotional and/or physical escalation
Balance the desirability of trying to resolve a conflict peacefully with the need to maintain officer and citizen safety
Employ proven techniques to overcome resistance and avoid or defuse physical confrontations
Increase the breadth and effectiveness of in-house de-escalation training programs
Assist investigators and others reviewing uses of force to recognize the pivotal situational and behavioral factors that must be considered when assessing whether de-escalation efforts might have been feasible and potentially effective
Help community members and the media better understand what realistic de-escalation entails and the challenges that subjects may present that can inhibit, if not prohibit, an officer’s ability to safely de-escalate
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