Utah Risk Management Mutual Association

2018 Police CIT & De-Escalation Training - Cedar City

Join us for URMMA’s Police CIT & De-Escalation Training – Cedar City


When:  Friday, June 15, 2018

Location: Heritage Festival Hall – 105 North 100 East, Cedar City, Utah

Morning Session:  8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Afternoon Session:  1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Training will be provided by Ken Wallentine and Ron Bruno (additional information below). Space is limited to 40 seats per session so sign up early!! Seats will be filled on a first come first served basis. To register, please fill out the registration form to the right.

Ken Wallentine is a Special Agent for the Utah Attorney General. He also serves as the Senior Legal Advisor for the nation’s leading provider of public safety risk management policies and resources, Lexipol, Inc.  Ken is the former Chief of Law Enforcement for the Utah Attorney General, having served over three decades in public safety before a brief retirement. He continues his public safety service as the Chairman of the Peace Officer Merit Commission of Greater Salt Lake County.

Ken formerly served as Bureau Chief of the POST Investigations Bureau and as Administrative Counsel for Utah Department of Public Safety. He consults on use of force issues nationally and has served as an expert witness in a number of police shootings and deaths associated with electronic control devices. A law enforcement officer since 1982, he has been editor-in-chief of a prestigious law journal, law professor, practicing public attorney and municipal judge. In 2010, Governor Gary Herbert selected Chief Wallentine for the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding Public Service.

As a prosecutor, he led the team that founded the nation’s first rural Drug Court. Ken Wallentine served as Chief Deputy County Attorney and has served several times on the adjunct faculty of the National Advocacy Center at the University of South Carolina. Ken Wallentine is a Master of the Inns and Past-President of America’s first Inn of Court. His prosecution responsibilities included sex crimes against children, violent crimes and homicides. He has served as the Special Prosecutor in a number of challenging cases, including the murder of a fellow chief of police.

Chief Wallentine was a founding member of the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation and now serves on its Board of Directors. He is the past-President of the Utah Peace Officers Association. He is a featured writer in law enforcement journals, including Police Chief, POLICE, Utah Peace Officer, The Municipal Lawyer, and The Prosecutor. He is the editor of the national criminal procedure newsletter, Xiphos, and a regular columnist for PoliceOne.com.

Ken’s deskbook on criminal procedure, Street Legal: A Guide for Police, Prosecutors & Defenders, was published by the American Bar Association Publishing Company and is widely used in law schools and criminal justice programs. His most recent book, The K9 Officer’s Legal Handbook, 2nd Ed., was published by LexisNexis.

Ron Bruno is currently a certified Utah Law Enforcement Officer. During his law enforcement career that spans over twenty years, Ron has served in many assignments. These include reserve police officer, patrol officer, field training officer, community support officer, bicycle unit officer, special weapons and tactics operator, property crimes investigator, gang suppression detail officer, CIT Utah Coordinator, CIT Investigator, and CIT Utah Program Director.

During his tenure as a police officer, Ron has provided training to other officers as an instructor in arrest control tactics, self-defense tactics, ASP Baton tactics, Verbal Judo tactics, verbal de-escalation tactics, mobile field force tactics, active shooter response tactics, special weapons and tactics operations, crisis intervention tactics, and CIT Certification.

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is a program that assists with building community partnerships to train law enforcement officers in tactics when interacting with a person in a mental health crisis. The program, through the community partnerships that it builds, also provides opportunities to develop more appropriate criminal justice / mental health systems of care for members of the community with mental illness.

Ron was trained as a CIT Officer at the Memphis Police Department’s CIT Academy in 2000. He returned to his agency to put his training to practice as an initial patrol officer responding to mental health calls for service. Ron also returned as a CIT Coordinator and worked with local assets and partners to develop the statewide CIT Utah Program. Ron maintained his coordinating position with the CIT Utah Program until he was appointed CIT Utah Program Director in 2002.

Ron is the Director of CTS Services, LLC, an organization that provides de-escalation training to law enforcement officers and other disciplines throughout the country; and a founding board director / executive director of CIT Utah, Inc., a nonprofit corporation that advocates for the integration of criminal justice and behavioral health services as well as more effective crisis response systems throughout Utah.  Ron values the opportunities for sharing his experiences and expertise with organizations and communities throughout the nation.

We look forward to seeing you there!!

Have questions about the training? Please contact Jason Davis at jason@urmma.org

Have questions about registration? Please contact Camie Shepherd at camie@urmma.org