Nationwide Police De-Escalation Training
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Our country has seen an increase in violence against citizens at the hands of police. This petition is our attempt at a solution. We believe police officers should receive far more de-escalation training than is currently administered. A prime example is the Salt Lake City Police Department: since September of 2015, Salt Lake City PD have not seen a single fatal incident regarding police/citizen interaction after instituting mandatory de-escalation training which focused on empathizing with a suspect, determining causal factors of the confrontation that could be used to calm the suspect, and utilizing disengagement tactics prior to use of lethal force. This style of training, which conforms to the National Consensus Policy on use of Force, can and should be implemented nationwide and would greatly reduce the number of fatal incidents with police.
Many thanks to all who have taken the time to peruse our petition, and please contact your state representatives if you are in agreement! Let your voice be heard!
National Consensus Policy on use of Force:
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