Non-Escalation & De-Escalation Scenario Based Training

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024
Registration Deadline: Monday, January 15, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Sauk Valley Community College-Room BK8 (Simulator Room)
173 IL. Route 2
Dixon, IL 61021
Instructor: Dr. Michael Schlosser

Members' Fee: $0
Sworn Non-Members' Fee: $0
Non-Members' Fee: $0

This course has been approved by ILETSB for the following mandates:


De-escalation Techniques- 5 hours/ 5 hours Scenario Based

Laws concerning stops, searches, use of force 1 Hour/ .5 Hours Scenario Based

Officer Safety Techniques 1 Hours/ .5 Scenario Based


Non-Escalation and De-Escalation Scenario Based Training




This comprehensive course offers a deep exploration of the proper use of force for officers, as well as the essential knowledge and practical skills in non-escalation and de-escalation as force alternatives.

Participants will engage in stimulating lectures, hands-on activities, and interactive discussions, fostering a holistic understanding of the material and its real-world implications.  Officers will have the opportunity to apply their learning in practical scenarios, honing their problem-solving abilities and critical thinking skills.

Dr. Michael Schlosser retired as the Director of the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois, after 20 years of service – nine years as an instructor and eleven years as Director. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Governor’s State University, a Master’s Degree in Legal Studies from the University of Illinois-Springfield, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He retired as a Lieutenant from the Rantoul Illinois Police Department after 20 years of service. During that time, he held positions as field training officer, field training supervisor, detective, juvenile officer, wellness director, control tactics instructor, and canine supervisor.  When he became the director of PTI in 2012, he continued to teach the courses he was passionate about, including de-escalation training, arrest and control tactics, and police officer wellness.

Dr. Schlosser is credited for groundbreaking efforts toward police reform through implementation of innovative curricula for improving police practices. His overall emphasis is on de-escalation training, community policing, and intensive integrated scenario-based training.


Dr. Schlosser, through PTI, has been involved in numerous research projects in collaboration with various colleges at the University of Illinois. Dr. Schlosser has authored dozens of articles, is co-author of the book The POWER Manual: a Step-by-Step Guide to Improving Police Officer Wellness, Ethics, and Resilience, made numerous radio and television appearances, and given over 200 presentations across the country on topics such as community policing, police tactics, police training, use of force, de-escalation techniques, control and arrest tactics, the intersection of police and race, diversity, police officer wellness, police family wellness, and various other topics related to American law enforcement