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Suicide Recognition and Intervention

Summary: Suicide is an all too common call for law enforcement. Citizens who are threatening suicide present a challenge to law enforcement at all levels. This one-day course will provide officers and other personnel with the skills and knowledge needed to intervene in suicide situations.  (program details)

Duration: One Day (Any of the topics contained within this one day program may be combined with other Kebcor.com subject matter to create customized one or two day programs to meet your specific needs)

Results: Attendees will be able to apply newly learned skills to assist them in handling suicide calls and many other crisis calls more effectively.

Instructor: Taught by Sgt. Michael Wargo, Illinois State Police (Ret.), a prior Senior Hostage Negotiator. He is currently an instructor and trainer of law enforcement and telecommunication for Kebcor.com.

Topics Covered in this Course: 

Students will interact in a learning environment that will allow each the opportunity to learn, develop and apply behaviors to: 

The Phenomenon of Suicide

Demographics of Suicide

Assessment of Suicidal Individuals

Intervention Techniques

Case Studies

Practical Exercises

Program Details: 

     The purpose of this one day course is to acquaint and educate police hostage negotiators, command personnel and tactical officers with the principles of suicide recognition and intervention.

     Department policies will be discussed from the point of view to the qualities of a good department policy for dealing with suicide recognition and intervention. The ultimate goal of a policy is to provide the officer(s) or individuals actually involved with an incident with guides lines for their conduct.

(Any of the topics contained within this one day program may be combined with other Kebcor.com subject matter to create customized one or two day programs to meet your specific needs)

Training in these areas is vital.  Completing this one-day seminar will enable the attendees to respond more effectively to actual or potential suicide incidents and many other crisis calls.

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Command Course for Hostage/Barricade Incidents
Management of Police Response to Hostage/Barricade Incident
First Response to a Hostage/Barricade/Suicide Incident
Crisis Negotiation
Basic Crisis Negotiation Course (40 hours)
 
Critical Incident Communication
Dispatcher Performance Enhancement - The Power to Change
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