Keith Calloway, Interim Executive Director | JB Pritzker, Governor
CIT Communication W/ Aggressive, Mentally Ill(MTU 14)

CIT Training Event Details
Tactical Communication with Aggressive, Mentally Ill and Emotionally Disturbed Individuals
January 12, 2022
8 Hour
Fairview Heights Police Department
10027 Bunkum Road Fairview Heights, IL 62208

To register, contact Mobile Team Unit 14 at (618) 277-1550 or register online.

Course Description

Because officers have to protect their own safety, as well as the safety of those around them, they only have a small amount of time in which to establish a communication mode that minimizes the risk of violence. Agitated, not-yet-violent individuals can often be directed away from violence through the proper use of communication skills. These techniques, like effective physical defensive tactics, are both simple and broad-based. Additionally, the verbal de-escalation techniques are geared to “set up” those being controlled so that physical control techniques are enhanced, whenever they are necessary. Finally, successful verbal de-escalation of agitated individuals in public view will increase respect for law enforcement among the general population. Such respect can contribute to future officer safety.