This course is pending certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.
Effective communication skills can assist law enforcement in preventing unnecessary injuries to both officers and citizens, while reducing liability exposure to agencies and units of government. This course will encompass communication skills necessary to prevent escalation in potentially intensifying circumstances when people are in crisis. If events worsen, students will learn communication skills shown to deescalate potentially violent encounters. Participants will also learn about the rights of citizens to peacefully assemble and express their first amendment rights vs. situations that would justify an arrest. Additionally, participants will learn proper use of force based on prevailing case law and U.S.Supreme Court decisions. Instruction will include video examples of contemporary events.
Dr. Michael Schlosser, Director
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Please register for this course by October 10.