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13th Annual IPICD Excited Delirium™ & Arrest-Related Death Conference





Gold Coast Hotel and Casino
4000 West Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103

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.

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,

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).

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.

(Presentation times, topics, and presenters may change due to their schedules)

  • Arrest-Related Death: Timeline Development and Importance
  • Arrest-Related Death: Training Issues
  • Arrest-Related Death: How to Identify and Handle Causation Mistakes
  • Evidence-Based Proven Practices vs. Best Practices (one lacks credibility)
  • Updates: Excited Delirium & Agitated Chaotic Events™ (ACE)
  • Updates: Legal Issues focusing on Arrest-Related Deaths
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): How it causes Excited Delirium & ACE
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): How it causes Excited Delirium & ACE
  • Detoxing Deaths: How to Avoid and Handle Them
  • Civil Rights Violations: Americans with Disabilities Act and Excited Delirium & ACE
  • ADA Titles I, II, III: Impact on Governmental Entities and Public Safety
  • ADA in a Jail Setting
  • ADA and its Impact on Jail Classification
  • Adding ADA to current Training Programs (defensive tactics, restraint, transport, initial contact, etc.)
  • Disability Differences: ADA vs. Social Security vs. State Statutes
  • Searching and Processing Transgender and Transsexual people (both are disabilities)
  • Service Animals: Definition, Rights, Responding to Complaints and Avoiding Litigation
  • Instructor Certification: Vision Impairment (Day 1 only)
  • Instructor Certification: Service Animals (complaints; owner arrest issues; safety; etc.)
  • Instructor Certification: The WRAP Restraint System
  • Instructor Certification: Wheelchair (must also take Searching Individuals Instructor Certification)
  • Instructor Certification: Searching Individuals wearing Medical Appliances/Prosthetics
  • Video Recordings: Don’t Jump to Conclusions
  • IPICD Public Safety Disability Specialist™ Certification (must attend entire 4 days)
These topics impact a Public Safety Employee’s (PSE) interactions with individuals who are mentally ill, in a state of excited delirium or ACE, detoxing from drugs and/or alcohol, and/or disabled. These topics can trigger litigation exposure when capturing, controlling, restraining, and/or transporting these individuals. Learn to avoid making career-ending and costly mistakes from experienced, highly-qualified, world-class presenters. Get qualified as an instructor in one or more topics so you can return, teach, and qualify others so they--and your employer--can avoid or minimize liability.

Registration and Room Rates

Registration deadline: October 5, 2018.

Hotel Registration & Deadline: Special Group pricing is available through September 19, 2018. Group Reservation ID: A8IPC10. Room rates: $45 per night (Sunday through Thursday), plus mandatory resort fee of $17.99 per room daily, plus tax. Hotel Reservations Department: 888-402-6278; Hotel’s website:

Tuition and Payments

$1275 per person when registration and payment are received on or before October 5, 2018; $1475 per person after October 5, 2018. A $300 cancellation fee applies when cancellation is made on or before October 5, 2018. No refunds after October 5, 2018 (substitutions are permitted). For ease and convenience, you can register and/or pay by credit card via the IPICD website: