Force Mitigation and De-Escalation Techniques


Topics Covered:

  • Assess the situation to determine the level of escalation, risks, and source of conflict
  • Adapt specific approaches to address the problem at hand
  • Implement a plan based on appropriate de-escalation techniques

Course Hours:

Participants receive 8 hours of TCOLE credit.

Program Links:

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Nov 17, 2020

Course Cost:

$99 per person for Texas Law Enforcement Officers

Location Information:

Bill Blackwood
Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
Criminal Justice Center
Sam Houston State University
1600 Bobby K. Marks Blvd.
Huntsville, Texas 77341-2417
Phone: 800-477-9248
Fax: 936-294-3926

Force Mitigation and De-escalation Techniques is a combat-confrontation avoidance course where participants will learn communication skills and evidence-based active diffusion strategies to avoid or resolve conflict. Participants will explore how de-escalation techniques, conflict resolution methods, and distraction approaches can protect officers in the field, reduce civilian complaints, and decrease civil litigation. The course also discusses tactical responses when diffusion tactics are inappropriate or ineffective. The course uses lectures and demonstrations to facilitate learning and retention in the art of avoiding violence.

For more information, contact:

Camara Walden, Coordinator - Professional Development Programs
Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
George J. Beto Criminal Justice Building
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2417
Fax: (936) 294-3926
Phone: (936) 294-4995
Phone: 800-477-9248

Cancellation Policy:

If the participant has already paid, he/she will be refunded half the cost of the registration fee if written notice of cancellation is received by the Program Coordinator no later than seven (7) business days prior to the program. No refunds are available after this date, but substitutions of attendees are permitted.

If no written cancellation is received and the participant does not attend the program, the participant or their agency will be required to pay 100% of the registration fee if the registration fee was not previously paid.