Tactical Communication with Aggressive, Mentally Ill & Emotionally Disturbed Individuals – PepperBall Instructor/Armorer Certification – CIPTC, Poplar Hall, P101, Peoria, IL

Tactical Communication with Aggressive, Mentally Ill & Emotionally Disturbed Individuals – PepperBall Instructor/Armorer Certification – CIPTC, Poplar Hall, P101, Peoria, IL

09-07-22 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center Poplar Hall P101
Phone:309-690-7355
Address: 5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614, USA
5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614, USA

CENTRAL ILLINOIS POLICE TRAINING CENTER

Brian Fengel, Director

Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan: jswan@icc.edu

Heather Grove: hgrove@icc.edu

Tactical Communication with Aggressive, Mentally Ill & Emotionally Disturbed Individuals 

 Instructor: Ellis Amdur M.A., N.C.C., C.M.H.S.,

Edgework: Crisis Intervention Resources

September 7, 2022

8am – 4pm

Class will meet in CIPTC, 5407 N. University, Poplar Hall P101, Peoria

Enrollment Deadline: August 31, 2022

Course Size:  Minimum – 15 Maximum – 64

Course Object

Because officers have to protect their own safety, as well as the safety of those around them, they only have a small amount of time in which to establish a communication mode that minimizes the risk of violence. Agitated, not-yet-violent individuals can often be directed away from violence through the proper use of communication skills.

These techniques, like effective physical defensive tactics, are both simple and broad-based. Additionally, the verbal de-escalation techniques are geared to “set up” those being controlled so that physical control techniques are enhanced, whenever they are necessary. Finally, successful verbal de-escalation of agitated individuals in public view will increase respect for law enforcement among the general population. Such respect can contribute to future officer safety.

Course Content

Basic Training

Street Assessment

  • Recognizing types of mental illness and emotional disturbance
  • Communicating with people suffering from mental illness

Aggressive Individuals

  • Calming angry individuals, mentally ill or not
  • Verbal de-escalation and control of individuals on the edge of violence

Suicidal Individuals

  • Assessing likelihood of self-harm
  • Intervention techniques

Dealing with the System

  • Dealing with repetitive callers/abusers of emergency services
  • Effective liaison with child protective services and mental health professionals

Mobile In-Service Training Team # 7 Illinois Enforcement Training and Standards Board

MTU #7 request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

Meets the following mandatory training criteria: TBA

Tactical Communication with Aggressive, Mentally Ill & Emotionally Disturbed Individuals – PepperBall Instructor/Armorer Certification – CIPTC, Poplar Hall, P101, Peoria, IL