Verbal Judo – Peru PD

Verbal Judo – Peru PD

08-31-22 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Peru Police Department Training Room
Address: 2650 North Peoria Street Peru, IL 61354
2650 North Peoria Street Peru, IL 61354


Brian Fengel, Director

Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan:

Heather Grove:

Verbal Judo

Instructor: Mike Siegfried

August 31, 2022

8am – 4pm

Class will meet at Peru PD, 2650 N. Peoria Street, Peru, IL

Enrollment Deadline: August 24, 2022

Course Size:  Minimum – 15 Maximum – 30


Course Object

 This interactive program provides advanced street survival skills for all peace officers, regardless of experience. Students will learn communication techniques that improve their interpersonal skills and officer safety during various street encounters. Through this disciplined, common-sense approach, officers will maintain control of the communication process.

Gaining control of verbal encounters de-escalates conflicts and reduces the risk of injury to officers, backups, and subjects. A highly trained police self-defense instructor will discuss the application of these techniques in a variety of situations, including simple traffic stops, routine street encounters, and extraordinary confrontations.

Course Content

Course topics include:

– Acquiring an attitude of winning

– Shaping the street encounter through actions and words

– What is confrontational rhetoric?

– Learning to read individuals and crowds

– Gaining credibility through body language and voice

– Re-examining what it means to be “a professional”


A written exam will be administered at the end of this course.


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:

Verbal Judo – Peru PD