Grace Under Fire for Law Enforcement

Grace Under Fire for Law Enforcement

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09-27-17 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center
Address: 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:
Heather Grove:

Grace Under Fire for Law Enforcement

De-Escalation and Calming Aggressive and Emotionally Disturbed Individuals

Instructor: Ellis Amdur M.A., N.C.C., C.M.H.S.
Edgework: Crisis Intervention Resources

September 27, 2017
8am – 4pm

Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: September 13, 2017
Course Size: Minimum – 15 Maximum – 64

Course Object

A tremendous amount of information is packed into a very short time. Officers find that some information is more directly relevant to their role as first response or corrections officers. After some time trying to implement the skills they have learned, they sometimes find that they could use more information in one area or another. Furthermore, things come up that were not part of the training whatsoever.

Course Content

The following topics will be covered in this one-day course:

  1. The Guiding Principals in Dealing with the Cycle of Aggression
    2. The Reasons Someone Would Become Aggressive
    3. What Escalation to Aggression Looks Like
    4. Communication with the Mentally Ill and People with Volatile Character Traits
    5. Officer’s Physical Organization in the Face of Anger
    6. Tone & Quality of Voice
    7. The Art of Lining up with Angry Individuals – Strategies
    8. Following the Access Route
    9. Tactical Paraphrasing – The Gold Standard
    10. Break the Pattern!
    11. Control of the Enraged Individual

a. Chaotic Rage
b. Terrified Rage
c. Hot Rage – Fury
d. Hot Rage – Bluffing
e. Hot Rage – Manipulative
f. Predatory Rage
g. Deceptive Rage

Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Meets the following mandatory training criteria: Civil Rights, Constitutional and Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority, Human Rights, Legal Updates and Procedural Justice