DeEscalation & Smarter Policing in Changing Times-DL Only

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Thursday, March 08, 2018
Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Location:
MTU 4 Training Room- Galesburg
1801 Windish Drive
Galesburg, IL
Instructor: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group, Inc.
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0
Sterling Police Dept.: 212 3rd Avenue Sterling, IL
Freeport Police Department: 320 W. Exchange Street Freeport, IL
Galena Police Dept.: 311 N. Bench Street Galena, IL

This training meets seven training mandates

Always register-When there are no registrations for a certain remote location, it will not be staffed.


Nothing is as important to government services as the relationship between law enforcement and the public that is served. Recent inflammatory actions and news stories have had a severe impact and the perception of law enforcement. Agencies and individual employees must understand their role and that every action and statement that is made reflects on the profession as a whole. This training will focus on not only individual employee attitudes and beliefs, but also organizational concepts that perpetuate a lack of trust with the community with a strong focus on de-escalation techniques. This course is appropriate for sworn police officers from the rank of Chief of Police to police officers.


This class is not:

Redefining policing

Critical in NATURE

Political correctness


This class is:

Critical in PRACTICE

Thinking differently

Protecting our valued profession

Reflecting on your own experiences

Applying legitimacy


Topics Include:

  • The concept and foundations of Blue Courage as they apply to law enforcement authority
  • Service, justice, legitimacy and fundamental fairness as they apply to the Nobility of Policing
  • Resilience and apply techniques designed to enhance ability to function in peak capacity
  • Respect in police work
  • Civil and Human Rights
  • De-Escalation Techniques
  • Policing using influence and control
  • The concepts of Procedural Justice
  • Cultural Competency

Measurable learning instructional objectives

Block 1

1.                      Define the learning objectives

2.                      Discuss the Illinois law and its implications  

3.                      Discuss how changing behavior is beneficial to the officer

Block 2

1.                      Identify what officer’s goals are in policing

2.                      Identify what the public expects

3.                      Determine what the public expect from the police

4.                      Discuss what the police want from the public

Block 3

1.                      Identify the concepts of Blue Courage

2.                      Discuss the current climate between public and police

3.                      Discuss the Warrior vs. Guardian mentality

4.                      Discuss the tools in policing  

Block 4

1.                      Define legitimacy in law enforcement

2.                      Practice how to increase or decrease driver satisfaction on traffic stops

3.                      Practice how to increase or decrease citizen satisfaction on calls

4.                      Discuss the concepts of cultural competency and provide examples

Block 5

1.                      Define procedural justice

2.                      Determine how to achieve legitimacy

3.                      Discuss how procedural justice impacts civil and human rights

4.                      Identify how procedural justice benefits officers

5.                      Discuss the importance of internal departmental procedural justice

Block 6

1.                      Identify and define de-escalation

2.                      Discuss de0escalation (Practices and procedures and its impact on providing services)

3.                      Discuss why influence is better than control

4.                      Discuss how to solve a problem and improvement in satisfaction

Block 7

1.                      Identify how courtesy, professionalism and respect benefit law enforcement

2.                      Determine how officers become cynics  

3.                      Discuss the use of profanity in law enforcement

4.                      Define the nobility of policing


Mandated Annually

  • Law Updates    
  • Use of Force (must include scenario based or similar approved

Mandated once every 3 years (begin 1/1/16)

  • Civil Rights                              
  • Constitutional and proper use of law enforcement authority
  • Cultural competency              
  • Procedural Justice               
  • Human Rights