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Force Science: Fundamentals of Realistic De-Escalation

Law enforcement professionals are under increasing pressure to prioritize de-escalation techniques during potential force encounters. This program recognizes the challenging demands placed on officers to achieve compliance without resorting to physical force. However, in certain situations, not using physical force may not be practical or safe. The primary goal of de-escalation tactics is to achieve a satisfactory outcome with the least possible force while maintaining officer safety.

This course aims to equip attendees with essential skills to accurately assess individual actions during potentially violent confrontations. Emphasis will be placed on easy-to-understand tactics to diffuse situations and prevent use-of-force crises. Scientific principles are employed to enhance law enforcement officers’ de-escalation efforts, with the objective of applying these principles in both officer training and in the field.

Please see attached flyer: Force Science – Fundamentals of Realistic De-Escalation (Revised)

Students must notify the sponsoring training region/provider at least 14 days prior to the training if they are not able to attend the training. If sufficient notification is not provided, your agency may be restricted from receiving future regional POST grant funding (class, scholarship, training equipment) for a period of up to six (6) months. Any penalties issued will be at the sole discretion of the training region boards.

If you have any questions, please contact the Greater Metro Training Region.


Mar 12 2024


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Thornton Police Department
9551 Civic Center Drive, Thornton, CO, United States


Greater Metro Training Region Coordinator
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