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Non-Escalation & De-Escalation as Force Alternatives

Sep. 20, 2023
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition:  Free
Champaign Police Dept.
82 East University Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820
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This course is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Training Mandates

This course meets state guidelines for the following mandated subject areas:

  • Crisis Intervention (3hrs)
  • Use of Force – De-Escalation Techniques (2hrs)
  • Use of Force – Law concerning stops, searches, and use of force (2.5hrs)
  • Use of Force – Officer Safety Techniques, including cover, concealment, and time (0.5hrs)


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

Dr. Michael Schlosser, Founder
Law Enforcement Expert, Training, and Consulting, LLCRead more


Please register for this course by September 6.