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R2 De-Escalation

November 15

Course Number:    146


The purpose of this de-escalation training encompasses a comprehensive range of topics and practical information meticulously designed to provide Idaho’s law enforcement officers with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in de-escalation situations.

Topics to be covered:

  • Understanding crisis and the need for intervention in law enforcement
  • Define the main causes of crisis situations
  • Understand how crisis can differ from drug induced issues and mental illness
  • Identify signs of escalation in subjects on the verge of crisis
  • Lower uses of force and improve public perception
  • Identify the main signs and symptoms exhibited during a mental health crisis
  • Recognize the signs of subjects on the autism spectrum
  • Maintain tactical safety and decision making while still de-escalating crisis situations
  • Transitioning to other force options appropriately
  • Recognizing and connecting with veterans and first responders in crisis
  • Gain valuable knowledge and techniques for effectively communicating with subjects in crisis

Dates:   November 15-16, 2023

Time:     0800-1630

Credit Hours:  16 POST Hours

Idaho POST, Building 3, Classroom A
700 S. Stratford Drive
Meridian, ID 83642


Cost: FREE

(Meals, travel, and/or lodging are the responsibility of the participant)

Deadline: November 14, 2023

Instructors: Jayme Dozier, Jim O’Gorman, and Aaron Rosen

Registration:   Complete the flyer below and return to

POST Flyer Intro to De-Escalation fillable

Remarks:  For additional information regarding this training or the training venue, contact Cathy Weddle at or 208-884-7321.



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Idaho POST Academy
700 South Stratford Drive
Meridian, ID 83642 United States
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