99 Signs of Danger: Identifying the Signs That Danger is Staring You in the Face
Number: 518
MemberFee: No Fee
Contact: 309-268-8430 or mtu8training@heartland.edu

The 99 Signs of Danger is a dynamic interactive multimedia course of instruction for law enforcement officers designed to significantly increase their observation skills and their awareness of the signs of danger they face each day. This course will expose several hundred very specific danger signs and illustrate how these signs manifest in typical law enforcement situations, such as traffic stops, field contacts, inmate interactions, arrest situations, and many others. Officers will be immersed into dozens of real-life video scenes taken from actual life threatening situations faced by law enforcement. They will benefit from expert commentary by the instructor who has extensive real-life experience in suspect interactions, apprehensions, physical altercations, shooting situations and other dangerous interactions. Al Qaeda and other terrorist indicators will be exposed in this class.

Many dashboard cameras and analyzed officer assault incidents have shown, consistently, that there were clear signs indicating an officer was in danger, about to be attacked or involved in an escalating dangerous situation. This course illustrates 99 categories containing over 200 danger signs displayed by criminals, terrorists and other dangerous persons.

Attendees will also be provided with an easy to remember officer safety system called P.R.O.T.E.C.T. (Proxemics, Radius, Observe, Tactical Knowledge, Enact, Cover and Concealment, Think) in which officers will be able to immediately deploy in their daily assignments.

Students who attend this class will be able to:
• Explain the manifestations of dangers signs during traffic stops, in motorist behaviors, during field contacts, during inmate contacts, inmate security, suspect apprehensions and suspect behaviors
• Recognize the danger signs and how they can be an indicator of imminent danger
• Explain danger signs ‘in context’
• Explain danger signs within ‘the totality of the circumstances’
• Explain the P.R.O.T.E.C.T. safety system
• Explain the danger signs associated with terrorists, gangs, extremists, criminals, drug
traffickers, persons under the influence, emotionally disturbed persons and dangerous
• Explain The Options of Effective Actions
• Explain the ways to approach and culminate situations including disengage and return, cover, concealment, defuse, deescalate, defend, solve.
• Explain the ‘Winning Mindset’ and ‘Win/Win/Win’
• Recognize and explain the 10 types of Body Language Manifestations (Behavior, Verbal/Vocal, Body Movements, Physiology/Biology, Eyes, Gestures, Posture, Proxemics, Facial Expressions, Haptics)

At the end of this class, students will be:
• Able to articulate dangerous behaviors and situations
• More observant to the signs of danger
• Able to utilize more options of actions in situations
• Able to make more effective and safe decisions
• Able to culminate situations to Win/Win/Win

Instructor & Location Date/Time
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.