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De-Escalation Training Program

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This federally funded program will promote de-escalation tactics within law enforcement. The primary goal is to deliver the most advanced de-escalation training curated by research, innovation, and implementation of best practices. This project was made possible with a grant from the US DOJ COPS Office to the University of New Haven, grant #15JCOPS-22-GK-03552-PPSE.



"I wanted to take a moment to thank you for recommending the NDTC Train the Trainer course in Springfield, Mass., last week. Despite the long drive from Rochester, NY on Monday morning, I thoroughly enjoyed the training. Because of our previous conversation about the significance of this course piqued my interest and I was eager to learn more. Upon arriving at the training on Monday, I was greeted by our instructors, Joe Arianna and Jeff Scholz, who were both incredibly knowledgeable.

As the training began, I was immediately drawn in and felt like a whole new world was opening up to me. I was particularly fascinated by the disc assessment, Esoteric matrix, and trauma-informed policing, which confirmed many of my thoughts and ideas about modern policing. I am grateful for the training program that you have offered, as it provides valuable knowledge and skills to law enforcement professionals like myself. In my 38 years of experience, I have seen the importance of adapting to the constantly evolving concepts and techniques that improve the relationship between police and diverse communities. The use of community policing and strategic partnerships has been proven to build trust and legitimacy in the eyes of the public. Additionally, incorporating a trauma-informed approach in policing is crucial for the well-being of both officers and the communities they serve. I highly commend the class and instructor for their exceptional work, and I am eager to continue working with you and the NDTC team in advancing this important work."

- Feedback shared from an officer who attended a de-escalation training

Two-Day Sessions

These free, two-day training programs will deliver best practices in de-escalation including procedural justice, 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.

  • Open only to the first 20 currently-sworn law enforcement officials who register. Form must be completed in its entirety.
  • Materials will be provided
Training session

July 30-31
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Milford Police Regional Training Facility
59 Devonshire Rd., Milford CT

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July 31-Aug 1
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wellsworth Hotel & Conference Center
14 Mechanic St., Southbridge MA

Closed Session

August 5-6
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Smith College
126 W. Street, Northampton, MA

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August 19-20
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

St. Thomas Aquinas College
125 Route 340, Sparkill, NY

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August 21-22
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

St. Thomas Aquinas College
125 Route 340, Sparkill, NY

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August 27-28
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Milford Police Regional Training Facility
59 Devonshire Rd., Milford CT

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August 28-29
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Roger Williams University, Baypoint Residence & Conference Center
144 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, RI

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September 4-5
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Roger Williams University, Baypoint Residence & Conference Center
144 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, RI

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September 11-12
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Roger Williams University, Baypoint Residence & Conference Center
144 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, RI

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September 23-24
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

George Washington University,
801 22nd Street, Ste 101, Washington, D.C.

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September 25-26
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

George Washington University,
801 22nd Street, Ste 101, Washington, D.C.

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October 8-9
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Roger Williams University, Baypoint Residence & Conference Center
144 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, RI

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November 21-22
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Roger Williams University, Baypoint Residence & Conference Center
144 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, RI

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'Train The Trainer' Week-long Sessions

Once this free, one-week training program is successfully completed, you would provide training to other officers and become a trainer for the Northeast Regional Center, as needed.

  • Open only to the first 12 currently-sworn or retired law enforcement officials who register. Form must be completed in its entirety.
  • Materials will be provided

August 12-16
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Westchester County Police Academy
2 Dana Rd., Valhalla, NY

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September 23-27
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Springfield Police Academy
50 East St., Springfield, MA

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Police officers at training
CT POST Trainings

The Center for Advanced Policing is also holding training sessions this spring through the Connecticut State Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council. These courses are offered for Connecticut certified police officers only, and all requests for course registration must be made by the authorized representative of the police agency and not the individual officer. These trainings will be held at the CT Police Academy, 285 Preston Ave., Meriden.

For registration info, and a full list of In-Service Training Courses courses:
https://portal.ct.gov/POST/Field-Services-Training-Courses/In-Service-Training-Courses

Center for Advanced Policing-affiliated POST events: