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Title: Re-engineering training on police use of force
Contributors: Police Executive Research Forum
Keywords: Police administration—United States
Police training—United States
Police shootings—United States
Police misconduct—United States—Prevention
Police brutality—United States—Prevention
Issue Date: Aug-2015
Publisher: Police Executive Research Forum
Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
Description: Reports on the need to rethink the training that police officers receive on de-escalation strategies and tactics. First, the training currently provided to new recruits and experienced officers in most departments is inadequate. We spend much less time discussing the importance of de-escalation tactics and Crisis Intervention strategies for dealing with mentally ill persons, homeless persons, and other challenging situations. Second, minimizing use of force requires changes in policy and training, but that is not enough. In several ways, this is also a question of police culture. Third, these issues are not theoretical; many departments are beginning to implement them. Fourth, we can learn lessons from other countries’ police departments. Finally, we need to take a closer look at “suicide by cop.”
ISBN: 978-1-934485-30-9
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