De-Escalation Training Center


Topics Covered:

    Street-Level De-Escalation and the Duty to Intervene
  • Learn to respond calmly and confidently if challenged during stops.
  • Ensure you are doing things right to increase effectiveness on the street.
  • Develop critical skills to gain voluntary compliance and avoid force.
  • Prevent unlawful stops, and arrests.
  • Improve use-of-force decision-making & articulation skills.
  • Learn eye-opening things about Terry stops, arrest, police use of force, and duty to intervene.

Course Hours:

    This course is a 16 hour training.

Program Links:

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Jun 07 - 08, 2023

Course Cost:

All courses available from the De-Escalation Training Center are currently offered at NO COST to law enforcement officers, through partnerships with the DOJ COPS Office.

Location Information:

Granite Shoals Fire Dept.
8410 West FM 1431
Granite Shoals, TX 78654

This course, Street Level De-Escalation and the Duty to Intervene, is taught by instructor Don McCrea of Premier Police Training -

For more information, contact:

Garreth Tiefenbach, Director of the De-Escalation Training Center
Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
George J. Beto Criminal Justice Building
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2417
Phone: (936) 294-3485

Cancellation Policy:

Registered participants who are unable to attend may submit a request for a substitution attendee no later than 7 days prior to event date. All attendance information will be reported to sponsoring agency. Lack of attendance by registered participants in COPS sponsored trainings may disqualify agencies from future COPS trainings.