Mental Health Intervention and De Escalation

Mental Health Intervention and De Escalation

02-07-19 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-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

February 7, 2019
8am – 4pm

Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: January 31, 2019
Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum – 64
Course Objective

This training will benefit all levels of public safety, including police officers, correctional officers, and tele-communicators / 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
Who Should Attend:

Any officer would benefit from this training.

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: Civil Rights, Constitutional Use of Law Enforcement Authority, Human Rights and Introduction Mental Health Awareness, Lead Homicide Investigator, Legal Updates Procedural Justice and Use of Force