Practical De-Escalation and Tactical Conduct

Practical De-Escalation and Tactical Conduct

March 9 - 10, 2023

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters Community Room

5200 Soquel Avenue

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

8am - 5pm

Hosted by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office

POST Control Number:#1345-20811-22-002

Plan N/A

$389.00

De-escalation should be more than a training course, it should be a culture. But creating that culture starts with great training. Today’s officers need to know the specific tactics they can use to avoid a violent confrontation. They need a rock-solid understanding of new use of force laws and liability cases so they can make well informed decisions. They deserve a modern, highly-specialized training where the focus is on learning, not checking a box.

There is no more high-liability occupation than being a patrol officer in the year 2023. But in order to make those officers successful, it takes a team of highly trained dispatchers, supervisors and training staff. To be on the same page, your team needs to all be trained the same way. That is why we recommend your team attends the Practical De-Escalation and Tactical Conduct course.

Course Curriculum Includes:

  • Specific Ways to Operationalize the Many of the Components of De-Escalation and Use of Force Training as Described in SB230
  • The New Use of Force Law: Why CA Police Officers Have Been Criminally Charged
  • Tactical Conduct: Pre-Contact Assessments, Incident Coordination and Decision Making
  • An analysis of CA POST’s De-Escalation and Use of Force Manuals
  • Creating the Conditions for Successful De-Escalation
  • Case Studies of De-Escalation Successes and Failures
  • Human Performance Factors Affecting Officers and Suspects
  • The Public Duty Doctrine: Avoiding the Trap of a False Constraint
Scott Savage and Dan FlippoScott Savage and Dan Flippo are not only highly experienced law enforcement professionals from Northern California but they are also expert instructors. Their command over new laws, modern tactics, human factors and the science of learning has led to the development of this one-of-a-kind training course. Each is laser-focused on helping police officers save lives and prevent liability through the use of superior tactics, knowledge of the law and understanding of decision making.

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