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Wayne, NJ – L.E.A.D.S. – Law Enforcement Active De-escalation Strategies and Use of Force Analysis and Coaching for Field Training Officers


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The Passaic County Safety/ Fire Academy


L.E.A.D.S. – Law Enforcement Active De-escalation Strategies
and Use of Force Analysis and Coaching for
Field Training Officers
3 Day – Instructor Certification
June 23 – 24, 2022 0830 –1630

Today every use of force incident is scrutinized frame by frame on a video and judged by untrained individuals creating distrust and false narratives. Our Field Training Officers are our PRIMARY coaches and INSTRUCTORS but are often not any more trained in de-escalation and use of force than the recruit they are training. De-escalation strategies, use of force mitigation, analysis, investigation, and training is a complex continually evolving issue. This 2-day training session is designed for Field Training Officers. The training will examine how to apply de-escalation strategies in the real world, how to document those de-escalation tactics, and force mitigation strategies. How to make use of force decisions, select appropriate actions and report accurately.

• Understand how implicit biases can affect perceptions and behavior.
• Develop skills and tactics to reduce the influence of bias on police practice.
• Learn and understand the value of tracking service in law enforcement
• Learn how to avoid communications that may be negative and make positive
• 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 through positive direction
• Learn the importance of emotional intelligence in law enforcement
• Identifying Agitated Chaotic Events
• Learn methods of motivational interviewing skills
• Learn use of force definitions and proper terminology
• Three essential steps in use of forces decision making
• Discuss officer behavior and accountability issues
• Discuss de-escalation strategies and how to report it
• Discuss human attention and how it relates to use of force
• Discuss use of force tracking, trending, reporting and analysis
• To apply force application to police report writing
• Discuss training issues and voids
• Discuss Quantum of force and how it apply to force options
• Discuss factors needed for analysis of a use of force incident
• Quantifying use of force deployments
• Coaching de-escalation techniques

“I personally benefitted 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

The Passaic County Safety/ Fire Academy
300 Oldham Rd. Wayne NJ 07470
Kyra Deegan – Training Division
Phone: 973-304-6020 /



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