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Leesburg FL – L.E.A.D.S. + T – Law Enforcement Active De-escalation Instructor Certification

Leesburg Police Department
L.E.A.D.S. + T – Law Enforcement Active De-escalation Strategies
Three Day Instructor Certification

Oct. 28 – 30, 2020
TIMES: 0800-1630

The L.E.A.D.S. ™ Plus T – Law Enforcement Active De-escalation Strategies and Tactical Options curriculum was developed by Lt. Kevin F. Dillon  in 2007. Receiving national recognition, it has been presented to officers in the states of FL, CT, RI, MA, ND, MN, MO, MI, SD, CO, AK, CA, AZ, WY and NM. The L.E.A.D.S. ™ curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the United States Department of Justice.

Through lectures, demonstrations, role play, and practical scenario applications, this course will instruct students and develop instructors in the L.E.A.D.S. ™ Plus T curriculum. The course is classroom based to educate instructors in effective communications skills, de-escalation techniques as well as combat confrontation avoidance training. The course teaches 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.


  • identify indicators of hostility through body language;
  • learn force mitigation strategies:
  • 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 anger management techniques;
  • 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, NOT over 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;
  • discuss application of the 30 Guiding principles PERF Recommendations;
  • learn contact – cover principals and concepts;
  • learn tactically relocation strategies to delay confrontations;
  • concepts of fair and impartial policing;
  • learn to build community partnerships through daily interactions;
  • learn to conduct breakout sessions for roll playing exercises;
  • learn how de-escalation and or the lack of is used in litigation;
  • teaching methodologies and adult learning principles; and
  • classroom and scenario facilitation.

ONLY $549.00
Local Contact:

Lt. Scott Mack
Uniformed Patrol Division/Training
Leesburg Police Department
115 E Magnolia Street – Leesburg, FL 34748
Office: 352-728-9786 ext. 3844 /

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