This is an independent study, self-paced course.
Behavioral research indicates “violence is a process and not an event.” It leads us to examine the process, which starts with the escalation of individual behavior and leads to the overall acting out phase that in many cases ends in a conflict between police and citizens. This course will provide insight into the impact of implicit and explicit bias on behavior and the necessary skills for secondary officer intervention.
The Prevention Intervention Enforcement Recovery (P.I.E.R.) De-Escalation Model is a behavior prevention and intervention process that provides a pathway for you to successfully de-escalate the acting out behavior of citizens you may encounter. We will explain how the P.I.E.R De-Escalation Model will allow you to identify the two ways humans act out and provide you with the necessary skills to successfully de-escalate acting out behavior.
- The P.I.E.R. De-Escalation Model
- Implicit and explicit bias
- Secondary officer intervention
- AC4P™ Policing Model
Law enforcement and civilians who engage with the public in a regulatory or enforcement capacity
Bobby Kipper, former law enforcement officer, and founder and executive director of the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence, is a best-selling author and expert on youth and community violence prevention and reduction. His expertise in the area of community and school violence prevention has been recognized by the White House, Congress, and several states across America.
Online environment: This is an independent study, self-paced course. Although there are no specific times that you must be online, you will be required to complete assignments by the deadlines posted within the course. You should plan to dedicate approximately eight hours to the course activities. You must be committed to the course and invest the time necessary for successful completion.
Instructors are available to answer your questions during each module via the help forum. The course must be completed within 30 days upon registration. Once the 30-day period has ended, you may no longer have access and be required to re-enroll. Additional fees may apply.
Computer requirements: You will complete the course entirely online. A dependable broadband internet connection with a Windows or Mac computer and Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download) are required.
This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.