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de-escalation

Providence Mayor Appoints Non-Sworn Police Major

Mayor Jorge Elorza appointed Michael Stephens, formerly the city's director of recreation services, as the Community Relations and Diversion Services Major on Friday.

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Charlotte Opens Police De-Escalation Training Center

The facility is the first of its kind in the Southeast, and will aid in continuing de-escalation training efforts for officers that will enhance communication skills and increase opportunities for better outcomes through real-life scenarios, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Charlotte SWAT Resolves 4 Standoffs with Help of Mental Health Pros

CMPD had mental health resources on hand during all the armed barricade situations this month, Maj. Dave Johnson said.

Charleston, WV, Police Chief Announce Plans for Deescalation, More Less-Lethal Tools

“Tasers we have are the very first and second model issued. That would be taser two. They now have Taser seven which is a much more effective technology and is much more accurate,” Chief Tyke Hunt explained.

Colorado SWAT Team Avoided "Unnecessary Confrontation" by Walking Away from Standoff

After several hours, the suspect released his 6-year-old daughter. Police negotiators continued trying to coax him to give himself up. But when that didn’t happen, after about four hours, an internal Aurora police report says “Decision made to vacate.”

MA Officers Successfully De-Escalate Suspected "Suicide-by-Cop" Incident

Responding officers discovered the man had three knives and was making aggressive movements toward them, police say. Multiple officers and a K-9 were called to the scene

Oklahoma Officers Use ECD on Man Advancing with "Samurai" Sword

Officers with the Moore (OK) Police Department used an electronic control device (ECD) to end a potentially deadly confrontation with a man armed with a sword.

MA Senate to Vote on Bill Requiring Officers to Re-Certify Every 3 Years

The bill would limit the use of deadly force to instances where de-escalation tactics have failed or are not feasible and "such force is necessary to prevent imminent harm to a person and the amount of force used is proportional to the threat of imminent harm."

Michigan Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Increase Police Officer Training

A state senator in Michigan has introduced a bill to "strengthen community-police relations and reduce excessive use of force by police officers."

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Webinar on Redefining De-escalation in the Age of Liability

Police Magazine is hosting a free upcoming webinar Apr. 23 to share training procedures aimed at protecting your department from liability risks.

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