The NDTC exists as a non-profit corporation to serve the public sector and a for-profit LLC to serve to the private sector. Under an exclusive licensing agreement, the NDTC utilizes DISC Esoterica™ to provide the most advanced and effective de-escalation training to date.
Mission: To deliver the best and most advanced de-escalation training available through
research, innovation, and implementation of best practices.
Vision: To create the greatest opportunity for safe and positive outcomes during police-civilian
interactions while satisfying the expectations of the public and keeping our communities safe.
DISC Esoterica™ was developed in a university program funded by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and administered by the Defense Intelligence Agency. This new version of William Marston's 1928 DISC model has been taught to the intelligence community, military, universities and private companies, and it has been used in de-escalation and insider threat training since 2015.
"This seminal study is the first randomized control trial to demonstrate a significant reduction in officer use of force following de-escalation training implementation."