L.E.A.D.S. Law Enforcement Active Diffusion Strategies
Date: March 20, 2013
Location: St. Paul Police Department Recommended Hotels
West District Community Room
389 N. Hamline Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Instructors: Lt Kevin F. Dillon (Ret)
POST: 7 Credits
Cost: $ 129.00
The Saint Paul Police Department Professional Development Institute (PDI) is co-sponsoring with L.O.C.K.U.P ® - Lt Kevin Dillon (Ret) a 1-day course; L.E.A.D.S. Law Enforcement Active Diffusion Strategies
This is a classroom based combat-confrontation avoidance course. Based upon the L.O.C.K.U.P.® combat system, it teaches within a classroom setting how to recognize aggression and to not stimulate aggression. Students learn Active Diffusion Strategies that can avoid or resolve interactions by employing tactical de-escalation methods or distraction techniques that promote successful tactical applications when de-escalation does not work. Officers must also understand when de-escalation techniques are not working and how to coordinate and deploy successful strategies. Instruction uses lectures, demonstrations, scenario building and role play.
? Understanding the principals of risk management for officer safety
? Identifying indications of hostility through body language
? Identify professional benefits of active diffusion strategies
? Learn methods of effective verbal de-escalation strategies
? Understanding psycho-physiological changes during aggression
? Learn to use cognitive limitations for active diffusion
? Learn methods to re-direct the thought process through positive direction
? Learn the importance of professional posturing
? Identity different communications styles with appropriate response tactics
? Learn methods of motivational interviewing skills
? Learn methods of distraction to obtain tactical advantages
? Learn communication and physical strategies to de-escalate situations
? Learn how to avoid communications that may be negative
? Learn how active strategies blend with a total law enforcement responses
? Learn how communication skills and tactics reduce civil liability
? Learn how communication skills and tactics will reduce civilian complaints
“I cannot over emphasize the way he works on developing the mind, body and WARRIOR SPIRIT of the student, like no one else and nothing else that I know of. ” Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
Lt. Kevin F. Dillon (Ret) L.O.C.K.U.P. ®Police Combat – International Combatives Instructor
Lieutenant Kevin F. Dillon is a 26 year veteran law enforcement officer, SWAT Commander, internationally recognized combatives instructor and speaker. He is an FBI National Academy Graduate – Class 223 and has received certification from the Force Science Institute in Analysis of Use of Force Incidents.
Lieutenant Dillon is the founder and developer of the L.O.C.K.U.P. ® Police Combat System now presently instructed in 25 states and 5 countries. His DVD’s series on Police Combat Tactics has been sold worldwide. He has recently released a series on Police Combat Strategies for Police Magazine.com and is a Police Academy Expert for Police One.com. Lieutenant Dillon was selected by Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman (Ret) (author of The Bullet-Proof Mind and the Pulitzer nominated On Killing) to consult on his continuing research published as On Combat.
Lieutenant Dillon, a highly sought after speaker and trainer, has trained and consulted law enforcement and civilian (defensive tactics) programs throughout the United States and internationally. He has lectured at numerous conferences such as the International Association of Chief of Police (IACP), Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA®) International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) and numerous tactical conferences. Lieutenant Dillon is also founder and president of KFD Training &Consultation LLC and www.policecombat.com, which has provided the highest level of professional police, security training and use of force consultation for the past ten years.
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