Effective De-escalation Strategies for Detention Officers

This training course, specifically designed for detention officers, will explore how they can successfully manage and resolve encounters with individuals, without having to escalate using unreasonable or excessive force. Students will be introduced to concepts that will challenge traditional thinking and cultural norms, to resolve challenging encounters.

Topics will include:

– Identifying the legal requirements / guidelines for use of force

– The importance of documentation after using force

– Factors that can influence an officer using force

– Consequences of using unreasonable force

– Culture, law enforcement culture, and the role it may have in decision making

– Legal / ethical responsibilities to intervene as well as various intervention techniques

– Effective de-escalation techniques in a variety of situations

– Core tenants of procedural justice and how they can diffuse difficult encounters

– Alternatives to using physical force

– Crisis, elements of a crisis, and guidelines for intervention when dealing with a subject living with a mental illness

– Ways to build trust and improve police – community relations


Commander Josef Levy
Long Beach Police Department (ret)

Josef has close to 30 years of law enforcement experience and is a highly skilled   facilitator who has conducted trainings for thousands of law enforcement professionals throughout the country. He has also trained at the international level, training law enforcement delegations from France, Germany, Israel, and Russia.


Embassy Consulting Services LLC is owned and operated by Josef Levy, Commander (Retired) Long Beach Police Department and Lysa Gamboa-Levy. Embassy training seminars are not open to the general public.  Embassy reserves the right to restrict or deny enrollment or access to any individual.

*No refunds, however, substitutions will be permitted.

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Aug 17 2022


8:00 am - 5:00 pm




Fairfield Inn
10650 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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