The FBI National Academy Associates – 2022 Science and Innovation Award
L.O.C.K.U.P. Arrest and Control and L.E.A.D.S. Law Enforcement Active Diffusion Strategies Training Systems
The FBI National Academy Associates – 2022 Science and Innovation Award was presented to Lt. Kevin Dillon (ret) internationally recognized law enforcement speaker and trainer at the Annual FBI National Academy Conference in Cleveland Ohio.
The selection committee unanimously selected L.O.C.K.U.P. Arrest and Control Training and L.E.A.D.S. Law Enforcement Active Diffusion Strategies Training Systems over all other nominees as the recipient of the 2022 Science and Innovation Award. The L.O.C.K.UP. training differentiated itself from other defensive tactics programs being instructed throughout the country. L.O.C.K.U.P. is not a technique-based training system but the emphasis is on the actual collection of data on the use of force incidents, and detailed reporting to determine the effectiveness and needs assessments of the officers on the street. The L.E.A.D.S. Diffusion Strategies is fully integrated and interleaved with the L.O.C.K.U.P. Arrest and Control Training System. The training is designed to address circumstantial, contextual, or situational engagements.
The Singular Purpose of the L.O.C.K.U.P. System is to safely, quickly and successfully control and secure an arrested person. The System was conceived, developed and is taught to achieve that result.
The selection committee chose your program over other nominees because of the emphasis on data collection and detailed reporting, and because it is vitally important to prioritize de-escalation in the least amount of force necessary to overcome resistance. Public acceptance of police action is critical, and being able to comprehensively document the use of both de-escalation and justifiable force techniques is a large step forward in providing transparent, supportable evidence to the community.
Doug Muldoon, Chair
FBI National Academy Associates – Charitable Foundation
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