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SOLD OUT! RI – L.E.A.D.S. ™ Plus T – Law Enforcement Active De-escalation Strategies Instructor Training

Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy SOLD OUT!
L.E.A.D.S. – Law Enforcement Active De-escalation Strategies
3 Day – Instructor Training
March 30 – April 1, 2022 0800 – 1630

Congratulations to the officers of Rhode Island who attended and successfully completed the three-day L.E.A.D.S. – Law Enforcement Active De-escalation Strategies Instructor Program. The students actively participated in the classroom discussions, presentations, and role-playing exercises. The officers are now qualified  L.E.A.D.S. Instructors who will be able to instruct the agencies and academies of Rhode Island. This is what the students had to say;

23 out of 23 students 100% of the evaluations collected rated the course presentation at the highest level – Excellent!                 

Instructors Lt. Kevin Dillon (ret) Lt. Dave Bissonnette

Please rate the overall presentation

  • Blended visual aids, PowerPoint flipchart and drawings. Using war stories that emphasize and give examples of PowerPoint bullets.
  • The material and stories kept me engaged
  • Great material. A good combination of anatomical and practical information
  • Excellent was applicable to my everyday job responsibilities
  • Top-notch
  • One of the best training I have been to
  • Excellent presentation. Very applicable to everyday patrol
  • In support videos, we’re well prepared
  • Excellent, good relatable skills
  • Presentations were clear and easily understood

Was this program relevant to your work assignment?

  • The program was definitely relevant for a patrol officer who experience EDP’s and as an instructor who is going to instruct the course
  • I strongly believe this course should be given to all officers in the state like CIT
  • Yes I see more use in patrol but has a great value in investigations more specifically interviews and confessions
  • Yes, I am on the road as a first-line supervisor
  • Yes, I am in community police as well as a member of the mental health crisis response team
  • Deal with it everyday fits in perfectly with the use of force initiative
  • Provided information of previous training and the need to consistently train knowledge is power
  • Yes, with an increase in mental health response this program will help me with helping those in need
  • Great job with interactive learning 

Other Comments

  • Raw conversation on implicit bias and fairness subject. Lieutenant Bissonnette did a phenomenal job with the content. He was real honest and open on the topic
  • Both instructors Lieutenant Dillon and Lieutenant Bissonnette have extensive knowledge and experience and it shows in their teaching
  • Highly reduced incidence of contempt of cop use of force incidents
  • Excellent presenters good time, movement, and use of humor
  • As a part of the cadre at the Police Academy, I can provide the knowledge gained in this course to future police officers
  • Excellent job on conveying knowledge
  • Lieutenant Dillon was very dynamic, Lieutenant Bissonnette was rooted in his experience, provided the Rhode Island touch. Fantastic instructors well worth the time
  • This training taught me some great tactics that I can share with other members of my Police Department when handling these types of calls for service
  • I am going to bring this into our interpersonal communications training for our next Academy
  • This program is cutting edge

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 is being used 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 aggression
  • learn to use cognitive limitations for active diffusion
  • learn methods to redirect thought processes 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
  • teaching methodologies and adult learning principles and classroom and scenario facilitation.
  • learn communication and physical strategies to de-escalate situations
  • learn how de-escalation and or the lack of is used in litigation plus more!

Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy
1762 Louisquisset Pike – Lincoln, RI 02865
Contact – Stephen A. Lombardi – Director of Continuing Education       401-205-1678 

ONLY $595.00




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