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Improving authorised officer safety: awareness, de-escalation, tactics

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


A one-day workshop empowering local government employees to handle aggression and prevent violence through interactive, real-life training.

VMBSG In-Person Training Workshop

A VMBSG workshop presented by RYT Business Solutions and hosted by Brimbank City Council, this program has been designed to empower front-line personnel in handling confrontational and aggressive situations whilst proactively preventing occupational violence. The program is characterised by its interactivity, hands-on applicability and a deep appreciation for the real-life experiences of participants.


  • Operational planning
  • Conversation management and conflict de-escalation

What past participants say

“All speakers were wonderful, engaging, informative and very well spoken.”

“Speakers were fantastic! Very experienced, committed to teaching and knowledge sharing.”

“This workshop provided me with critical information to ensure my own safety. I wish I had been taught these skills when I first started.”

Primary program facilitator, Stuart Bateson, brings a wealth of experience to the RYT team. With 34 years of law enforcement expertise, including major crime investigation, front line policing and extensive experience in producing and giving evidence in court, the recently retired Victoria Police Commander is ideally placed to deliver this program.

Followup workshop:

There is also a second VMBSG hosted workshop “Evidence gathering, investigative interviewing and brief preparation” in this set, presented by RYT Business Solutions – please see our events calendar for dates.

Additional workshops

Local councils wishing to host a series of these two workshops on these topics are invited to contact VMBSG to discuss.

301 Hampshire Rd

301 Hampshire Road, Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, Level 6
Sunshine, VIC 3020 Australia