Event Overview

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT Law Enforcement.  Scholarship Opportunity.

The Trust has partnered with the Force Science Institute to offer a 2-Day Realistic De-Escalation Instructor Course on April 1 and 2, 2020 at the Trust Training Room, 719 Dresher Road, Horsham, PA. The Workers’ Compensation and Property & Liability Trusts are offering 25 scholarships for a 50% tuition reimbursement (limit 2 scholarships per member entity). This course is open to both law enforcement officers and de-escalation instructors.

Course Description: This course thoroughly dissects the complex concept of “de-escalation” and the many elements involved in determining its feasibility and effectiveness in a variety of encounters. This information is also critical for investigators and administrators when evaluating the feasibility of employing de-escalation techniques in a pressurized, rapidly unfolding encounter. The course—crucial for virtually all law enforcement professional trainers, from street officers and field supervisors to investigators, attorneys and administrators—mutes the rhetoric prevalent in today’s emotionally charged atmosphere and unbiasedly focuses on the proven scientific realities surrounding human behavior as they apply to efforts to de-escalate situations. It will present concepts and methods to support de-escalation efforts when personal connections can be made. Attendees will be provided with knowledge to apply to, and to address the needs of those in mental health crisis or those whose perception of reality is altered. The course is designed to improve the law enforcement officer’s ability to manage human beings by enhancing skills to establish contact, build rapport, and gain influence to achieve a police objective.

Visit https://www.forcescience.org/training/de-escalation-instructor/ for more information.

Seats are limited and will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Please register directly with Force Science as soon as possible.

How to Register and Claim a DVWCT/DVPLT Scholarship:

1)   DVWCT and DVPLT members should first contact the Trusts to confirm availability and reserve your scholarship by emailing Carol Bigham at cbigham@dvtrusts.com or calling (267) 803-5720.

2)   Register directly with the Force Science Institute at https://www.forcescience.org/training/de-escalation-instructor/2020-04-philadelphia-pa/ using a credit card, PayPal or request an invoice to submit payment through your organization. Questions concerning registration can be directed to 1-800-526-9444 or help@forcescience.org.

3)   After completing the course, forward proof of payment and attendance to cbigham@dvtrusts.com or fax (267) 803-5770.



4)   Upon approval, the Trusts will issue a reimbursement check for the value of the scholarship (up to two per member entity).

This event is available to Property & Liability Trust and Workers' Compensation Trust members. Please login to register.

Where & When
Delaware Valley Trusts
719 Dresher Road
Horsham, PA 19044
1 April 2020
8:00 am
719 Dresher Road
Horsham, PA 19044

Questions? Please email cbigham@dvtrusts.com or call (267) 803-5720.