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Response to the Non-Criminal Barricade: Disengagement & Special Relationships ®

Consider how much money your agency will pay out if you don't get these incidents right. Invest in the best training now and protect your officers and your agency. 

  • Over 3 1/2 hours of HD instructional video
  • 11 Chapters with 39 individual segments
  • A 3-page decision-making guide
  • Access to our confidential collection of non-criminal barricade policies

If you are like a lot of law enforcement professionals you’ve considered these questions:

  1. What should officers do with a suicidal person alone in their own home who refuses to exit?
  2. Do officers have a legal duty to take action to try to save the subject from harming themselves?
  3. When is it appropriate to disengage from a non-criminal barricaded suspect and will officers be found liable if the subject harms a third party?

The way law enforcement officers respond to a mentally ill person in crisis is a topic of intense debate. In this Response to the Non-Criminal Barricade: Disengagement and Special Relationships ® course, we’ll first answer each of those questions and discuss the relevant laws about liability and the “special relationship” doctrine. In high-definition video, Instructor Scott Savage will examine several case studies, some which resulted in the agency being found liable and some where the agency was not. You'll watch dramatic videos from actual incidents, all with a facilitated discussion and expert commentary. You’ll learn the modern tactics your agency can use to both limit liability and prevent a violent confrontation.

Each student will receive:

  1. A downloadable decision making cheat sheet to help guide your decision making regarding when to engage, disengage and re-engage.
  2. Access to our collection of policies and best practices from progressive police agencies. You are going to walk away with the “industry standard” information.
  3. Upon completing the course, you'll receive a certificate of completion. 

The in-person version of our Response to the Non-Criminal Barricade: Disengagement and Special Relationships ® course was so popular, we created this special online training version to make sure every officer can access this information. We haven't left anything out. Register for this course and you'll receive everything we have on this important subject. 

Registration is restricted to sworn law enforcement officers. 

Your instructor, Scott Savage, is a recognized expert in the response to non-criminal barricades. Scott is an experienced law enforcement officer who has not only commanded these types of incidents in the field, but also trains officers all over California and beyond on how to do the same. His study of the subject has included gathering best practices from agencies both in and outside of California. Scott is a dynamic speaker who is passionate about bringing this important information to the law enforcement community.


Will I receive California POST credit by attending this online course? Sorry, no. For CA POST credit please attend one of our in-person training courses scheduled in California. 

Do you offer group pricing for multiple officers to attend this online course?

Absolutely, we’re happy to offer you some terrific group discounts. What a great way to get all your officers trained!

10-30 Students – 30% Discount so you pay only $180.60/per student,

Over 30 students – Please contact us for special pricing we can’t advertise!

When you are ready to make your group purchase, contact us at info@savagetraininggroup.com so we can assist you. 

I need to register multiple officers. Do I have to register each one individually? No way, we'll do the hard work for you. Simply contact us at info@savagetraininggroup.com and let us know how many students you need to register. You can either pay online at https://savagetraininggroup.com/payment/ or we can invoice you so you can pay by check. As soon as we receive payment, we'll send you an individual log-in code for each student so they can seamlessly get access to the course.  

Do I have to complete the course in one sitting? No, this is a self-paced course. Once you register, you have unlimited access and can control the pace of the course. The videos are broken down into small chapters that also include downloads and text. Move through the material at your own pace and log-in whenever you prefer. Want to watch the videos at double-speed? No problem, with this platform you can consume the course how every you prefer. 

What People Are Saying:

“This course brings clarity to a confusing a complex issue. — Ofc. A.M., Santa Clara County Law Enforcement Agency, (CA)”

“Attend this course! It’s by far the best course I have attended, and it can help you and your agency survive these types of calls. — Sgt. Rodney Cancio, Fresno PD CIT Unit (CA)”

“Two days after taking this course, I was the on-duty Sergeant when a male, cut his own neck and barricaded inside his apartment. His wife and two children were unable to escape. I immediately thought about your class and formed a React Team, who was able to rescue the wife and kids through a window. The whole time, I continuously reviewed your class in my mind. Although I’ve dealt with these situations before, I felt very confident in my leadership and decision making. I was even complimented by the Lieutenant who arrived. Thanks for the great class! — Sgt. J. Ruttschow, Monterey PD (CA)”