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Tactical Communications

Course Description: Tactical communications is a disciplined study of verbal communication that will help officer stay calm and professional under verbal assault and generate voluntary compliance from even the most difficult people.  This course will increase the officer's awareness of warning signs/verbiage which will enhance their safety.  This course also teaches officers to identify when their words have failed and how to transition, through tactics, into the escalation of force.  The ability to communicate effectively is an officer's greatest asset.  This will enhance officer safety and promote public confidence in law enforcement.

Instructional Hours:  1 Day/8 Hours

Instructional Objectives:  After completion, student will be able to:

  • Identify types of verbal and non-verbal communications.
  • Communicate in a way that gives us the tactical edge towards successfully fulfilling our objectives.
  • Understand that effective communication will maximize officer safety and minimizing the need for physical force.
  • Understand that effective communication will enhance the professionalism of the officer and their department.
  • Be able to handle verbal abuse through deflection and redirection.
  • Recognize evasive verbal responses from subjects in street encounters, traffic stops, etc., which can be valuable indicators of possible danger to the officer(s) involved.
  • Identify the five verbal danger signals in field encounters.
  • Develop and understand the concepts and importance of active listening skills.

Course Completion Requirements:  Attendance and successful completion of a knowledge check.

Audience:  PSP Enlisted, LEO, MP

MPOETC CLEE Hours: 6 - CLEE ID# CLE00544

Registration: Please register for the classes below using form SP 8-130All applications must be received 7 days prior to the course start date.

Locations: For a list of all training centers and directions, please visit the Training Center Page.

SWTC3/10/2020 9:00 AM3/10/2020 3:00 PMSWTC Commanding Officer, 724-832-5250No
Maximum of 25 students

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