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Gaithersburg MD – L.E.A.D.S. + T – Law Enf Active Diffusion Strategies Plus Tactical Options

Gaithersburg MD – L.E.A.D.S. + T – Law Enf Active Diffusion Strategies Plus Tactical Options

Gaithersburg MD Police Department
L.E.A.D.S. + T – Law Enforcement Active Diffusion Strategies Plus Tactical Options
with Lt. Kevin Dillon (ret)
This  one day (8) hour program will be offered on two separate days.
January 30, 2017  OR  January 31, 2017

Hours 0830 to 1630

This course is an easy to use communications class for street confrontations that will assist to de-escalate engagements, reduce complaints, and liability, as well enhance officer survival!

Instructional Goal

This is a classroom based combat confrontation avoidance course.  Based upon the L.O.C.K.U.P.® Police Combat System, it teaches, in a classroom setting, how to recognize aggressive behaviors and keep them from escalating. Students learn Active Diffusion Strategies that can avoid or resolve negative interactions by employing effective de-escalation methods. This course also discusses tactical responses to use when diffusion tactics are inappropriate or ineffective and teaches distraction techniques that promote the success of tactical applications. We utilize lectures and demonstrations; no special equipment is necessary. There is no maximum limit to enrollment.

Instructional Objectives

  • understand the principles of risk management for conflict resolutions
  • identify indicators of hostility through body language,
  • learn and understand the value of customer service in law enforcement,
  • learn how to turn negative communication into positive,
  • identify professional benefits of respect,
  • learn effective verbal de-escalation strategies,
  • understand physiological changes during aggression,
  • learn to use cognitive limitations for active diffusion,
  • learn methods to redirect thought process through positive direction,
  • learn the importance of professional posturing
  • communicate and respond to special populations
    (ex.-mental illness, autism,  disabilities)
  • identity different communication styles and appropriate response tactics,
  • learn methods of motivational interviewing skills,
  • learn methods of distraction to obtain tactical advantages,
  • learn communication and physical strategies to de-escalate situations
  • identify and discuss the 3o Guiding Principles
  • Learn contact – cover principals and concepts in conflict resolutions

Presently instructed in the states of MN, MI, FL, CT, RI, AZ, MA, CO, MO, AK, CA, MD, 
Course Reviewed and Approved by the United States Department of Justice!

“I personally benefited from this training and I would highly recommend it for officers, police managers and attorneys who defend officers. Thank you for including me and my fellow litigators in this valuable training.”
Judith A. Hanson Assistant City Attorney – City of Saint Paul

Lt. Chris Vance
City of Gaithersburg Department of Police
Location of Training: 14 Fulks Corner Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
Phone: 301.258.6400 —

To attend on January 30, 2017 REGISTER HERE

To attend on January 31, 2017 REGISTER HERE

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