Thursday June 20, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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Bureau of Criminal Apprehension 
1430 East Maryland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55106

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Edward Lemon 
St Paul Police Dept 

L.E.A.D.S. Law Enforcement Active Diffusion Strategies 

The Saint Paul Police Department Professional Development Institute (PDI) is co-sponsoring with L.O.C.K.U.P - Lt Kevin Dillon (Ret) a 1-day course; L.E.A.D.S. Law Enforcement Active Diffusion Strategies.


This is a classroom based combat-confrontation avoidance course. Based upon the L.O.C.K.U.P. combat system, it teaches within a classroom setting how to recognize aggression and to not stimulate aggression. Students learn Active Diffusion Strategies that can avoid or resolve interactions by employing tactical de-escalation methods or distraction techniques that promote successful tactical applications when de-escalation does not work. Officers must also understand when de-escalation techniques are not working and how to coordinate and deploy successful strategies. Instruction uses lectures, demonstrations, scenario building and role play. 



* Understanding the principals of risk management for officer safety 

* Identifying indications of hostility through body language 

* Identify professional benefits of active diffusion strategies 

* Learn methods of effective verbal de-escalation strategies 

* Understanding psycho-physiological changes during aggression 

* Learn to use cognitive limitations for active diffusion 

* Learn methods to re-direct the thought process through positive direction 

* Learn the importance of professional posturing 

* Identity different communications styles with appropriate response tactics 

* Learn methods of motivational interviewing skills 

* Learn methods of distraction to obtain tactical advantages 

* Learn communication and physical strategies to de-escalate situations 

* Learn how to avoid communications that may be negative 

* Learn how active strategies blend with a total law enforcement responses 

* Learn how communication skills and tactics reduce civil liability 

* Learn how communication skills and tactics will reduce civilian complaints