Mental Health Intervention and De Escalation

Mental Health Intervention and De Escalation

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03-22-18 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center
Address: 5407 N University St, Poplar 100, Peoria, IL 61614

Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-North 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:

Mental Health Intervention and De Escalation

Instructor: Brian Tison,

March 22, 2018
8am – 4pm
Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: March 15, 2018
Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum – 45

Course Objective

This training will benefit all levels of public safety, including police officers, correctional officers, and Telecommunicators / dispatchers.

In the last four decades, the number of individuals with mental illness living in a community setting has risen drastically, resulting in increased contacts with law enforcement. Agencies across the country have responded by developing new protocols, hiring social workers, and implementing special response teams. This class is designed to increase officer awareness of mental health issues and provide effective intervention techniques for handling mental health crisis situations.

Course Content
  • Topics include:
  • History & Background
  • National Perspectives
  • Types of Mental Illness
  • Suicide Assessment & Response
  • Police Intervention Models
  • De-Escalation Strategies
  • Violence and Mental Illness
  • Emergency Petitions & Legal Issues
Instructor Biography

The program will be conducted by Officer Brian Tison of the University of Illinois Police Department. Brian has been in law enforcement for over 24 years, serving with both the UIPD and the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department. He is currently assigned to the Patrol Division and is a certified Master Firearms Instructor, Field Training Officer, coordinates the Crisis Intervention program for UIPD, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Crisis Negotiators Association. Brian teaches the police response portion of the 40-hour Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training statewide and serves as the CIT task force representative for the University of Illinois. In addition, he was named the 2006 CIT Officer of the Year for the State of Illinois.

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: : Procedural Justice and Human Rights