Weston Police Department, Massachusetts
Lt. Kevin Dillon (ret)
L.E.A.D.S. + T – Law Enforcement
Active Diffusion Strategies Plus Tactical Options
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
What the attending students had to say:
This training will open your mind.
I look forward to utilizing many of the de-escalations techniques I learned.
Great course, highly recommended from co-workers.
Scientific information presented was in a practical and applicable manner.
Effective for not only work, but also with every other aspects of relationships.
This material is an excellent re-boot of the way you think and interpret what you do on a daily basis.
Best course I have taken in years.
I honestly believe that this course NEEDS to be provided to new recruits at the academy. Although incredibly beneficial at all stages of an officers career providing it during initial police training could alleviate many of the problems we saw in the class videos.
Great program, you information is spot on.
This will definitely be used in our department.
As a defensive tactics and use of force instructor this information will be very useful.
Presentation did help me understand the way we process information and also reminded me to slow down when on the street making decisions.
This course is more than just de-escalation.
I believe this training provided me with solid tactics to de-escalate high tension interactions.
This is a classroom based combat-confrontation conflict resolution avoidance course.
The program is instructed within a classroom setting how to recognize aggression and
not stimulate aggression. Students learn Active Diffusion Strategies that can avoid escalating or resolve interactions by employing conflict management and tactical de-escalation methods. Officers are instructed in officer safety tactical options when de-escalation does not work and how to deploy and coordinate successful strategies. Instruction uses lectures and demonstrations to facilitate learning and retention.
Risk management for officer safety
How complaints are used against officers in litigation
Identifying indications of hostility through body language
Identify professional benefits of active diffusion strategies
Learn methods of effective verbal de-escalation strategies
Understanding physiological changes during aggression
Learn to use cognitive limitations for active diffusion
Learn methods to re-direct the thought process
Learn how complaints against officers are used in court
Identity different communications styles with 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
Presently instructed in the states of MN, MI, FL,CT, RI, AZ, CO, MO, AZ, CA, MO
Course Reviewed and Approved by the 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
Local Contact – Chief Michael J. Goulding
Host: Weston Police Department
180 Boston Post Road Bypass (Route 20) Weston, MA 02493