99 Signs of Danger: Identifying the Signs that Danger is Staring You in the Face

99 Signs of Danger: Identifying the Signs that Danger is Staring You in the Face

04-12-19 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center
Address: 5407 N University St, Poplar 100, Peoria, IL 61614
5407 N University St, Poplar 100, Peoria, IL 61614


Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-Peoria Campus-Poplar Hall
Office P100
Classroom P101
5407 N. University Street P100
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan: jswan@icc.edu
Heather Grove: hgrove@icc.edu

99 Signs of Danger: Identifying the Signs that Danger is Staring You in the Face

Instructor: Lou Savelli (Retired Detective Sgt.)

April 12, 2019
8am – 4pm

Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: April 10, 2019
Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum – 64
Course Objective
The 99 Signs of Danger is a dynamic interactive multimedia course of instruction for law enforcement officers designed to significantly increase their observation skills and their awareness of the signs of danger they face each day. This course will expose several hundred very specific danger signs and illustrate how these signs manifest in typical law enforcement situations, such as traffic stops, field contacts, inmate interactions, arrest situations, and many others. Officers will be immersed into dozens of real-life video scenes taken from actual life threatening situations faced by law enforcement. They will benefit from expert commentary by the instructor who has extensive real-life experience in suspect interactions, apprehensions, physical altercations, shooting situations and other dangerous interactions. Al Qaeda and other terrorist indicators will be exposed in this class.
Attendees will also be provided with an easy to remember officer safety system called P.R.O.T.E.C.T. (Proxemics, Radius, Observe, Tactical Knowledge, Enact, Cover and Concealment, Think) in which officers will be able to immediately deploy in their daily assignments.
Course Content

Students who attend this class will be able to:
• Explain the manifestations of dangers signs during traffic stops, in motorist behaviors, during field contacts, during inmate contacts, inmate security, suspect apprehensions and suspect behaviors
• Recognize the danger signs and how they can be an indicator of imminent danger
• Explain danger signs ‘in context’
• Explain danger signs within ‘the totality of the circumstances’
• Explain the P.R.O.T.E.C.T. safety system
• Explain the danger signs associated with terrorists, gangs, extremists, criminals, drug traffickers, persons under the influence, emotionally disturbed persons and dangerous situations
• Explain The Options of Effective Actions
• Explain the ways to approach and culminate situations including disengage and return, cover, concealment, defuse, deescalate, defend, solve.
• Explain the ‘Winning Mindset’ and ‘Win/Win/Win’
• Recognize and explain the 10 types of Body Language Manifestations (Behavior, Verbal/Vocal, Body Movements, Physiology/Biology, Eyes, Gestures, Posture, Proxemics, Facial Expressions, Haptics)

Instructor Biography

Detective Sgt. Lou Savelli retired from the New York City Police Department in 2004 as one of the most decorated officers in NYPD history. He was the Detective Squad Commander of the Terrorism Interdiction Unit (TIU), which was formed on 9/11/01. Its mission: investigate the attacks on the World Trade Center and seek out Al Qaeda sleeper cells operating in the United States. Following his retirement, his former unit, the NYPD Terrorism Interdiction Unit (TIU), was responsible for uncovering the New York Subway System Terror Plot in 2004. The TIU is now the model for proactive counter-terrorism units in major cities across the United States.

Prior to the TIU, Sgt. Savelli was the Detective Squad Commander of the Gang Division Major Case Squad. This unit was created from the NYPD’s first Citywide Anti-Gang Enforcement (CAGE) Unit. The CAGE Unit was created by Sgt. Savelli in 1996 and was recognized as the Most Effective Gang Unit in the United States. As a Detective, he was a member of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force where he specialized in money laundering cartels and international drug trafficking organizations such as the Cali Columbian Drug Cartel. In fact, he and his drug unit made the largest cash seizure in world history to date: $20 million dollars.

Sgt. Savelli was twice awarded Supervisor of the Year out of 20,000 supervisors of all ranks and named one of NYPD’s Top 10 Most Effective Leaders. He is co-founder and current first vice-president of the East Coast Gang Investigators Association.

Course Certification Information
MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following: TBA