Training & Events

De-Escalation - When and How to Make It Work (with Force Science Institute)

Thursday, May 10, 1pm ET/ 10am PT

De-escalation is often billed as the answer to reducing police use of force. Some people have even come to expect police officers to use de-escalation in nearly every encounter. The reality, of course, is much more complicated. 

While de-escalation is hardly appropriate in all incidents, calls involving persons in crisis often present an opportunity for officers to employ tactics that may reduce the need for force. 

This webinar will focus on the role de-escalation plays in police encounters with persons in crisis. Join Force Science Institute and Lexipol to learn how to minimize risk to yourself and others when confronting people who are mentally ill or otherwise in emotional crisis. 

You’ll learn:

  • Situations that are most suited for de-escalation—and those that are not
  • The current state of case law on de-escalation tactics
  • Tactics to make contact, build rapport and wield influence when dealing with persons in crisis

Presented by:
Bill Lewinski, Ph.D., Founder and Director, Force Science Institute
Chief (Ret.) Mike Ranalli, Program Manager, Lexipol
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