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Funded and approved by the U.S. DOJ COPS Office

Premier Police Training, in partnership with the U.S. DOJ COPS Office and the Center for Public Safety Innovation at St. Petersburg College (CPSI), is pleased to offer eligible agencies de-escalation training.

To learn more about hosting this grant-funded training, email Office@PremierPoliceTraining.com or call (605) 220-2280

The Duty to Intervene is covered in all courses by Premier Police Training

Confident Non-Escalation®:

Street-Level De-Escalation for Patrol Officers and Supervisors

3-day (24 hour) course available in-person

The techniques and strategies in this unique and expanded version of de-escalation training are key to obtaining voluntary compliance, and they work!

One of the many things that makes this training stand out is that it combines de-escalation skills with proactive non-escalation skills. This powerful combination provides officers with the additional knowledge and communication skills necessary to prevent contacts from escalating… from beginning to end.

This course trains officers how to avoid the most common and costly mistakes that gets them sued, gets them fired, and fosters community distrust of law enforcement.

As an officer, do you know your authority throughout every step of a police-citizen contact, or do you think you know? There is a crucial difference between the two!

This course, based on procedural justice, doesn’t mess around. It puts you on solid legal ground and keeps you there!

    • Learn to exercise and explain your authority calmly, respectfully, and confidently if challenged during stops
    • Master doing things right to increase your effectiveness on the street and in the courtroom
    • Develop critical skills and knowledge to gain voluntary compliance and avoid force
    • Prevent unlawful stops, frisks, and arrests
    • Improve use-of-force decision-making & articulation skills
    • Prevent contacts from escalating – what officers must know about their duty to intervene
    • Learn eye-opening things about Terry stops, Terry frisks, arrest, and police use of force
    • And SO MUCH MORE

Everything presented in this popular and highly rated course is directly applicable to your job as a patrol officer or supervisor. This training is imperative for officer success in today’s volatile environment!

If your agency wants to host this course but cannot commit officers to a three-day training, please consider the following two options:

De-Escalation for Today’s Officer: Advancing Community Policing and Procedural Justice (8-Hr)*

Street-Level De-Escalation and the Duty to Intervene (16-Hr)*

*Created from material contained in the 24-Hr Confident-Non-Escalation: Street-Level De-Escalation for Patrol Officers and Supervisors course

Street-Level De-Escalation and the Duty to Intervene

2-day (16-hour) course available in person

This 16-hour training covers most topics in our popular and highly rated 24-hour course titled Confident Non-Escalation®: Street-Level De-Escalation for Patrol Officers and Supervisors.

The non-escalation and de-escalation techniques and strategies taught in this course are key to obtaining voluntary compliance, and they work!

    • Increase your skills and gain confidence to respond calmly and knowledgeably if challenged during stops and prevent contacts from escalating
    • Be certain of your lawful authority throughout every step of a police-citizen contact and apply that knowledge to avoid force and gain voluntary compliance
    • Develop critical skills to increase effectiveness on the street
    • The duty to intervene – what officers must know
    • Improve use of force decision-making and articulation skills
    • Learn eye-opening things about the duty to intervene, Terry stops, arrest, and police use of force
    • And MUCH MORE

Based on community policing and procedural justice and supported by case law, this training helps reduce the risk of lawsuits against officers and their agencies.

Everything presented in this course is directly applicable to your job as a patrol officer or supervisor!

De-Escalation for Today’s Officer:
Advancing Community Policing and Procedural Justice

1-day (8 hour) course available online or in person

This course is an 8-hour view of our popular and highly rated 24-hour course titled Confident Non-Escalation: Street-Level De-Escalation for Patrol Officers and Supervisors. This 8-hour version touches on many of the topics covered in the full course yet meets the time restrictions of busy agencies. Everything in this course is highly applicable to your job as a law enforcement officer.

The non-escalation and de-escalation techniques and strategies taught in this course are key to obtaining voluntary compliance, and they work!

Topics include:

    • Prevent contacts from escalating
    • Increase skills in responding calmly and effectively if challenged during stops
    • Learn key strategies to obtain voluntary compliance and avoid force
    • Gain confidence in applying and explaining your lawful authority
    • The duty to intervene – what officers must know
    • Reduce chance of lawsuits against officers and agencies

Based upon community policing and procedural justice, this training helps reduce the chance of lawsuits against officers and their agencies. It can also increase or restore community trust in law enforcement and save the careers of otherwise good and decent officers.

Grant Funding is Not Currently Available for This Course

De-Escalation for Today’s Officer:
Advancing Community Policing and Procedural Justice (Train-the-Trainer)

3-day (24 hour) course available in person

This unique course trains attendees how to apply adult learning principles to teach our popular and highly rated 8-hour De-Escalation for Today’s OfficerAdvancing Community Policing and Procedural Justice course to officers within their own agency.

The non-escalation and de-escalation techniques and strategies taught in this course are key to obtaining voluntary compliance, and they work!

Based upon the principles of community policing and procedural justice, this training can significantly reduce the chance of lawsuits against officers and their agencies by minimizing the most common and costly mistakes committed by officers. It can also increase or restore community trust in law enforcement and save the careers of otherwise good and decent officers.

Learn to instruct the following topics:

    • How to prevent contacts from escalating
    • Increase skills in responding calmly and effectively if challenged during stops
    • Learn key strategies to obtain voluntary compliance and avoid force
    • Gain confidence in applying and explaining your lawful authority
    • The duty to intervene – what officers must know
    • Reduce chance of lawsuits against officers and agencies
    • How to increase officer effectiveness on the street and in the courtroom
    • Lawful stops & detentions, lawful arrests, and force avoidance
    • And MUCH MORE!

Everything taught in this course is highly applicable to the job of a law enforcement officer.

De-Escalation: A New Perspective for Law Enforcement Leaders

4-hour presentation available online or in person

Are you ready for an eye-opener? Learn the real issues harming our profession and how to minimize common and costly mistakes that lead to lawsuits. If you’re a chief, sheriff, or administrator who is looking for ways to better protect and serve your officers, agency, and community, this presentation is for you!

While de-escalation training is important, an officer who has received traditional de-escalation training is still susceptible to escalating a police-citizen contact. This phenomenon, which we refer to as “officer-induced escalation”, is exacting a far greater toll on the law enforcement profession overall than the failure to de-escalate.

That’s why an expanded version of de-escalation training is needed now more than ever.

Based on community policing and procedural justice, this presentation offers law enforcement leaders a new perspective on de-escalation training and exposes what the profession is currently missing.