Verbal Judo De-escalation Through Intervention

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2024 | 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM

Verbal Judo De-escalation Through Intervention

Daily, officers must attempt to generate voluntary collaboration from difficult people, and we should train our officers in this most difficult and important art.  Our officers must be as competent with words as they are with firearms. With the realities of 21st century policing, procedural justice, and building community partnerships, Verbal Judo is perfectly positioned to give officers the tools they need for success.

Verbal Judo teaches the skills necessary to remain centered and focused during any verbal circumstance. You will learn to redirect behavior, diffuse difficult situations, and generate voluntary compliance from people not on their best behavior. Although people may not always like what they have to do, they will understand the need to be cooperative.

This 21st Century based program is taught by experienced officers with decades of street and court experience. The training combines the proven techniques of Verbal Judo de-escalation, procedural justice, and neuroscience in new and realistic ways to address the needs of officers to de-escalate potentially disastrous incidents through intervention. The class includes verbal, proximal, and physical strategies to intercede when another officer is situationally, emotionally, or cognitively compromised. Using case studies and thoughtful class discussion, students examine several high-profile incidents where officers failed to intervene in calls which later resulted civil and or criminal liability for the officer and agency. This course outlines strategies for individual officers and agencies to create better outcomes and prevent future high-profile incidents through preplanning. 

The mission of the Verbal Judo Institute is to create a S.A.F.E.R.© world by delivering practical and easy to learn strategies which empower people to effectively de-escalate conflict and potential violence. Teaching empathy, dignity, & respect for over 38 years.

Tuition: $195

Registration for this course is through Verbal Judo Institute at the link in the event snapshot. 

Instructor: Mark Chiarolanza, [email protected]

Contact Person: Blake Wheeler, [email protected]



  • Thursday, September 19, 2024 | 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM


Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue, Morris Plains, 07950, View Map

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