De-escalation Training

POST mandates two hours of de-escalation training in a five year period.

CALEA accreditation does not have a specific de-escalation training requirement, however, it is understood through our department’s policy allowing for only reasonable use of force to accomplish lawful objectives that de-escalation will be integrated into the training program. To that end we have officers certified in the Surviving Verbal Conflict De-Escalation Training Program, the PERF developed Integrating Communications, Assessment, and Tactics (ICAT) Training program for defusing critical incidents, and the Ti Training Virtual Simulator based here in Golden, which simulates scenarios wherein officers have to make a judgement as to the level of force to be used, if any. Officers received two hours of de-escalation training in 2017 and 2019, and another 1.5 hours in 2020.