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What De-Escalation Techniques Work Best to Help Officers Diffuse Volatile Situations?

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By Leischen Stelter, editor of In Public Safety

In recent years, there have been several high-profile incidents of law enforcement officers using deadly force against unarmed individuals. These cases have brought national attention and public scrutiny to how officers are trained to handle interactions with the public. As a result, many agencies are offering enhanced training aimed at teaching officers how to de-escalate and diffuse volatile situations without using force.

[Related: Integrating De-escalation Techniques into Policing]

In this episode of the In Public Safety Matters podcast, American Military University criminal justice faculty member, Andrew Bell, discusses specific de-escalation techniques that worked best for him as a 20-year veteran officer, as well as the potential impact of such techniques on officer safety.

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Leischen Kranick is a Managing Editor at AMU Edge. She has 15 years of experience writing articles and producing podcasts on topics relevant to law enforcement, fire services, emergency management, private security, and national security.

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