1pm Judgmental Use of Force/De-Escalation(Virtra Simulator)-Dubuque

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Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Instructor Location:
N.E. Iowa Community College: Town Clock Business Center
700 Main Street
Dubuque, IA
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0

Judgmental Use of Force Simulator &

De-Escalation Training (300 degree Virtra Simulator)

DATE:  April 10, 2018                                           Registration Ends: April 3, 2018    

TIME:    1:00 PM-3:00 PM       3:00 PM-5:00 PM      

LOCATION: N.E. Iowa Community College: Town Clock Business Center, 700 Main St, Dubuque, IA

INSTRUCTORS:  Ron Shutts & Joe Rollins, Firearm Instructors Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office  

limit of 4 officers per session

The V-300™ is the higher standard for decision-making simulation and tactical firearms training.  Five screens and a 300-degree immersive training environment ensures that time in the simulator translates into real world survival skills.

Course Content: Officers will find themselves completely immersed in the scenarios and will have the ability to review their performance on the system recording used for debriefings on each scenario. Officers will be exposed to training on the following topics: 

·   Review the legal aspects of the reasonable (unreasonable) use of force and its ethical issues

·   Decision-making abilities will be challenged

·   Some scenarios are opportunities to De-Escalate the situation and avoid the use of force

·   Officers must determine what is a crime and what may be a mental health crisis

·   Use of force decision making and application

·   When De-Escalation is practical and in the best interest of all involved

Officers will have the opportunity to react to scenarios using verbal commands, officer presence, OC spray, Taser, and firearms.  The instructors will direct the scenarios to various outcomes according to the performance of the officer’s verbal and non-verbal communication. They will have the opportunity to watch other officers handle scenarios and be able to offer input on tactics.  


Training Scenarios Include:

Active Shooters                            Ambushes                                          Court and Jail                     Disturbances                     

Domestic Violence                       Emotionally Disturbed Person (EDP)                                        High Risk Entries

Hostage Situations                       Off-Duty                                              Skill Drills                             Suicidal Subjects

Suspect Contacts                          Suspicious Subjects                         Traffic Stops                              


Officers are required to bring duty belts, but NO FIREARMS, AMMUNITION, OC or TASERS will be allowed in the classroom.  There is a limit of 4 students per session.


The training room for this course is located in the basement of the

N.E. Iowa Community College: Town Clock Business Center, 700 Main St, Dubuque, IA(see google map)    Enter the door shown below and turn left.