Pre-Escalation ™ is an Artemis Law Enforcement Training Program that focuses on tactical and communication strategies aimed at preventing police encounters from escalating.
This is a comprehensive Defensive Tactics Program that provides options for prevention, de-escalation and neutralization of violence.
Officers will learn team tactics, how to improve their ability to influence the behavior of people in crisis and how to improve their restraint efforts and gain tactical advantage during resistant, dynamic encounters. This will increase officer safety, reduce the likelihood of injury to everyone involved and help Law Enforcement Professionals to achieve the most humane and responsible outcomes possible.
Officers attending our Artemis Law Enforcement Instructor School will be required to pass a written, practical and instructional phase of testing. Officers who pass each phase of testing will be certified to teach the Artemis Pre-Escalation™ and Defensive Tactics Training Program within their agency.
We work with select Instructors who we feel represent our brand and serve our customers well. Artemis Advanced Law Enforcement Instructors are certified to train personnel in their agency. These instructors can also teach the Artemis Pre-Escalation™ and Defensive Tactics Program, for Julie Werhnyak and Artemis Self-Defense, outside their agency.
On March 3, 2015, a 911 call suddenly became a life and death encounter for then 19 year Veteran Officer Julie Werhnyak of the Tempe, Arizona Police Department.
Julie and other officers responded to a check welfare call and upon arrival, a domestic violence victim was heard screaming for help from inside her residence. Officers forced entry and Julie was the first through the door. She was subsequently ambushed in the dark, by the suspect who stabbed her in the neck with a large hunting knife - narrowly missing her carotid artery by less than an inch! Julie and other officers shot and killed the suspect and rescued the victim who was found bound, beaten and stabbed multiple times.
During this presentation, Julie tells her riveting story and shares real time audio from the radio traffic and actual crime scene photos. She also includes how her prior mental, physical and tactical training prepared her to survive this lethal encounter.
Julie will discuss actions taken during the incident and identify lessons learned in the aftermath. In addition, she will provide her perspective for understanding and helping colleagues in dealing with traumatic events.