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MO – L.E.A.D.S. – L.E. Active Diffusion Strategies – Three Day Instructor Course

MO – L.E.A.D.S. – L.E. Active Diffusion Strategies – Three Day Instructor Course

St. Louis County & Municipal Police Academy – MO  SOLD OUT!!!
L.E.A.D.S. Law Enforcement Active De-escalation Strategies with Implicit Bias
3 Day – Instructor Certification
April  28 – 30, 2021
0800 – 1700

Congratulations to the graduates who attended and successfully completed the three-day Instructor Level Law Enforcement Active De-escalation Strategies with Fair and Impartial Policing hosted by the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy April 28 -30, 2021.  The officers actively participated throughout the three-day program during the lecture, case studies, and scenario exercises.

This is what the students had to say;

  • Both instructors did an excellent job at keeping the class engaged in the material presented very knowledgeable.
  • One of the best courses I have been to. Very well put together. Easy to retain information for instruction at my agency.
  • Love the course, I will benefit from this as well as others in my department. I am interested in the LOCKUP program in the future.
  • Excellent training and impressions. Very relevant, especially in today’s climate.
  • Super class, where drinking from the firehose was a fantastic experience. Thank you! I would prefer less time dedicated to teach backs. Still one of the best classes I have attended.
  • I wish this was a five-day course. The information is valued, and I wish we could go over all of it, each section even more than we did.
  • Great class, would attend again, will recommend it to others.
  • Thank you for not just going through the motions but rather still showing passion! Having a document with a list of de-escalation report writing skills would be really helpful.
  • Fantastic course. Instructors were engaging and accommodating. Information is very applicable should be required Academy training.
  • This course was well thought out and well prepared. This course gave a lot of research with proven facts. I hope it to be as good as a teacher in this course as Terri (Terri Wilfong) and Lieutenant K. Dillon.
  • More opportunity for individual presentation, practice as an instructor.
  • I thought the course was great, it has given me the knowledge to go back to my department and confidently instruct this to my peers!
  • Very good, informative class.
  • I would have liked to do some more teach backs personally. So that I can learn it better and also get better at teaching.
  • This course truly exceeded my expectations. The description of the course did not do it justice, would have liked to have one more day.
  • I really appreciated the course. Great information and well presented.
  • The course was great, loved everything. Hope to apply this material in my work environment.

This is a nationally recognized conflict resolution de-escalation certification course. The L.E.A.D.S. ™ Plus T – Law Enforcement Active De-escalation Strategies Training was developed in 2007 and has been taught throughout the United States. 

Through lectures, demonstrations, role play, and practical scenario applications, this course is an instructor level program designed to qualify students in the L.E.A.D.S. ™ Plus T – Law    Enforcement Active De-escalation Strategies and Tactical Options Program. The course is classroom-based to educate and train instructors in positive communications skills, effective de-escalation techniques, anger management, and combat confrontation avoidance techniques. The course teaches how to recognize aggressive behaviors and keep them from escalating. Students learn Active De-escalation 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. 


  • learn how to turn negative communication into positive
  • identify professional benefits of respect
  • learn anger management techniques
  • learn effective verbal de-escalation strategies
  • community empowerment and partnership strategies
  • understand physiological changes during the aggression
  • learn to use cognitive limitations for active diffusion
  • learn methods to redirect thought process through the positive direction
  • communicate and respond to special populations
     (ex.-mental illness, autism, disabilities)
  • learn methods of motivational interviewing skills
  • 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 role-playing exercises
  • learn communication and physical strategies to de-escalate situations
  • teaching methodologies and adult learning principles and classroom and scenario facilitation
  • Learn communication and physical strategies to de-escalate situations…plus more!

I just wanted to let you know that out of all the LOCKUP related classes I have attended so far, I felt that the LEADS class was the absolute BEST! Now, I must preface this by saying that all of your courses are top-notch.  You literally have no rivals when it comes to presentation style, quality materials, and valuable content.  I just wish this class was available 15 years ago when I became a LOCKUP instructor.  You always speak about the importance of using decisive force early on in a situation to prevent officers from potentially having to escalate their force because the situation has spun out of control.  But now I’m like, we need to use decisive communication early on to possibly prevent us from having to use decisive force in the first place. In any case, the LEADS material is GOLD and I can’t wait to run our department through this material to give them a few more options to control a situation before having to “control” a situation.
Eric Ouellette – Training Officer Bristol CT PD

ONLY $595.00

Course Flier

St. Louis County & Municipal Police Academy
1266 Sutter Avenue  •  St. Louis, Missouri  63133-1934
Ms. Becky Murphy – /  314.889.8608


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