Course Number: R4139
This 16-hour seminar is designed to prepare law enforcement officers for violent encounters and threats. The instructors will discuss techniques that control stress responses so de-escalation strategies can be effectively applied. The seminar will not only deal with the latest research on how threats impact psychological and physiological responses, but will explore ancient survival traditions and why these traditions are relevant today. Case studies with audio and video recordings will be used to illustrate principles.
At the end of this program, students will:
- Understand and recognize the physiological and psychological changes that occur when a person is suddenly threatened.
- Understand how these psychological and physiological changes affect performance and the ability to survive.
- Understand how physical training, mental imagery, tactical self-talk, breathing and centering improve stress inoculation, startle recovery and the ability to apply de-escalation techniques.
- Understand how experiencing a sudden stressful situation can lead to a “high”, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Post Traumatic Growth.
The instructors, Charles Holt, Laura Russell and William Hladky, are retired Miami-Dade Police Officers with more than 80 years of combined experience. They bring a rare perspective to the class. Each instructor has been involved in deadly force encounters with armed attackers. Additionally, Detective Russell was shot while attempting to arrest a subject and Detective Holt was stabbed while detaining a mentally disturbed subject. These and other experiences give the instructors unparalleled credibility.
Times: 0800-1700 CANCELLED LACK OF REGISTRATIONS
Credit Hours: 16
Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Training Annex, 577 D St., Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)
Remarks: To register, contact LG Russell at 954-632-1106 or email us through the website http://www.survivingviolentencounters.com