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Ann Arbor, MI – L.E.A.D.S. + T. – Law Enforcement Active Diffusion Strategies Train the Trainer


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Washtenaw CC Public Service Tng., Ann Arbor, MI
Lt. Kevin Dillon (ret)
L.E.A.D.S. + T – Law Enforcement Active De-escalation  Strategies Plus Tactical Options

DATES: 3/21/2018 – 3/23/2018  TIMES: 0830-1630 

Lt. Dillon developed the L.E.A.D.S. ™ Plus T – Law Enforcement Active De-escalation Strategies and Tactical Options One-Day Program 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 – Law Enforcement Active Diffusion Strategies and Tactical Options One-Day Program. 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.

? Understand the principles of risk management for officer safety;
? 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;
? 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;
? Communicate & respond to special populations; (mental illness, autism, disabilities),
? And More!

The L.E.A.D.S.™ Curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the United States Department of Justice  

Host Contact:
Asst. Director Jeff Carek, Washtenaw Community College Public Service Training
4800 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI (734) 677-5024

$525.00 Per Officer



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