November 9, 2022

Verbal De-escalation training available online in December

The Purdue Police Department is offering free online Verbal De-escalation training in December via WebEx.

Verbal De-escalation is a two-hour PowerPoint presentation. The objective is to teach skills to help attendees learn to remain calm and react more effectively when confronted with anger in order to reduce the chance of a situation escalating to physical aggression. The training includes exercises involving body language and posturing as well as empathetic verbal language. These are skills that can be personally and professionally beneficial.

The sessions are:

Dec. 6 (Tue): 10 a.m. to noon ET.

Dec. 7 (Wed): 2-4 p.m. ET.

Dec. 8 (Thu): 10 a.m. to noon ET.

Dec. 14 (Fri):  2-4 p.m. ET

All sessions include the same content, so participants should only register for one. 

To register, email Lt. Sarah Clark at and be sure to indicate your preferred session in the message.

Participants must be at least 18 years old. A Purdue affiliation is not required to register; however, priority will be given to Purdue faculty, staff, affiliates and students.

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