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De-Escalation Principles and Practice Training

Presented By: National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers
Monday, April 15,2024 through Thursday, April 18, 2024 starting at 08:00A
Metropolitan Baptist Church
1200 Merchantile Ln
Largo, MD

Training officers to reduce the use of unnecessary or avoidable use of force is a significant challenge facing policing today. This issue has profound effects on policing’s legitimacy, and the public’s trust and willingness to cooperate with the police, comply with their directives peacefully, and obey the law. The challenge to the policing profession is to ensure that de-escalation training is efficient, effective, and useful in the field.

The National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Inc. (NABLEO), in partnership with the Social Justice and Public Policy Ministry of the Metropolitan Baptist Church of Largo, MD and the University of New Haven, CT will present two 16-hour training sessions entitled “De-Escalation Principles and Practice”. These training sessions, conducted at the Metropolitan Baptist Church of Largo, MD, 1200 Merchantile Ln, on April 15 and 16 (Session 1) and April 17 and 18 (Session 2), will be provided FREE OF CHARGE TO CURRENT ACTIVE-DUTY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, under the auspices of a U.S. Department of Justice (COPS) grant and is limited to twenty (20) participants in each session.

This training includes a proprietary de-escalation program offered in-person to current active duty sworn law enforcement officers. The training, which incorporates DISC Esoterica®, builds on situational awareness, body language and appropriate approaches and distancing based upon active and passive threats. The training program, which includes verbal judo and procedural justice-based de-escalation and crisis intervention by incorporating rapid personality and threat assessment tools to the officer, delivers best practices in de-escalation including correct de-escalation language, officer adjustments for varying threat stages and environments, body language, conflict management, recognizing mental health and disability issues, and means to adjust interactions based upon rapid personality identification. Also included are de-escalation and prevention of escalation while maintaining professionalism, respectfulness, and self-control, particularly if insulting or disrespectful language and behavior are present. Numerous participatory scenarios and examples of proper officer behavior and responses are also included.

Registration is on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS, and may be accomplished for either session online at, but must be completed NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2024.

Persons requiring housing should inquire at any of the following local hotels for rates and room availability:

Courtyard by Marriott, 1320 Caraway Ct, Largo, MD 20774, (301) 925-1400
Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 9101 Basil Ct, Largo, MD 20774, (301) 636-6090
Residence Inn by Marriott, 1330 Caraway Ct, Largo, MD 20774, (301) 925-7806


Charles Wilson
Phone: 4014659152

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