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8 Hr. Tactical Communication with Aggressive, Mentally Ill & Emotionally Disturbed Individuals

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Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Edwardsville Police Department
333 S. Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
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Instructor: Ellis Amdur
Class Limit: 25
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Because officers have to protect their own safety, as well as the safety of those around them, they only have a small amount of time in which to establish a communication mode that minimizes the risk of violence. Agitated, not-yet-violent individuals can often be directed away from violence through the proper use of communication skills.
 
These techniques, like effective physical defensive tactics, are both simple and broad-based.  Additionally, the verbal de-escalation techniques are geared to “set up” those being controlled so that physical control techniques are enhanced, whenever they are necessary.  Finally, successful verbal de-escalation of agitated individuals in public view will increase respect for law enforcement among the general population. Such respect can contribute to future officer safety.