At the 13th annual Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths, Inc. (IPICD) educational and training
conference get instructor-qualified in up to 5 separate topics, and as an IPICD Public Safety Disability
Specialist™ . . . that’s an amazing 6 certificates! More certifications and more time per topic.
IPICD PUBLIC SAFETY DISABILITY SPECIALIST™
Designed exclusively for public safety, the IPICD Public Safety Disability Specialist™ (PSDS)
educates police, correctional, fire, EMS, and other public safety learners on how to legally and safely make contact with disabled
individuals covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Similar, but unlike the ADA Coordinator who must understand counter height, slope of ramps, architectural design, etc. per ADA, the PSDS focuses primarily on Title II of the ADA and its amendments, and how they impact public safety employers and personnel. This is a one-of-a-kind certification that enables you to increase public safety credibility, accountability, public trust, and assist with high-liability issues. For more information, www.ipicd.com/PSDS
The PSDS qualification is a must, if you testify as an expert witness and/or if your agency staff train personnel about excited delirium, ACE, mental health, vision-impaired and/or service animal contacts, firearms, defensive
tactics, search and seizure, restraints, and similar transactions. Statistically, many people who are in a state of excited delirium or Agitated Chaotic Event™ (ACE) are disabled per ADA definition, and therefore your
employer must train its personnel about disability issues. Plaintiff attorneys often claim “failure to train” about ADA in their civil rights complaint, and often win because public safety agencies failed to conduct such training. In 2010, one in five people in the United States had a disability (56.7 million individuals), and that number is rapidly growing. Many people in a state of excited delirium or ACE also have disabilities!
To qualify for the IPICD PSDS, you must attend all four days (no exceptions).
EXCITED DELIRIUM, ARREST-RELATED AND IN-CUSTODY DEATHS UPDATE
The latest legal, medical, and scientific updates about excited delirium, arrest-related, and in-custody deaths will
be presented during the four-day conference. Learn how the “Egg Shell Doctrine” affects you when interacting
with suspects and others. The latest on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI),
alcohol and drug detoxing issues, together with how to search and transport a person wearing a medical
appliance or prosthetic device will be taught.
Attend instructor qualification breakout sessions needed for the IPICD PSDS. If you can attend only one
conference or training program, this is the one to mark on your calendar. Participants will receive separate
informational materials in each instructor program. Because of time constraints, you may not be able to enroll in
each instructor program.