De-escalation Training

Apex Officer's de-escalation training simulator is the best in the country.
Apex Officer De-Escalation Training Simulator
Apex Officer Virtual Reality De-Escalation Training Simulator

WHAT IS DE-ESCALATION TRAINING?

You’re probably asking yourself, “what is de-escalation training?” De-escalation training teaches officers to slow down, create space, and use communication techniques to defuse a potentially dangerous situation. De-escalation training provides officers with strategies to calmly deal with people who are experiencing mental and emotional crises.

Why is De-escalation Training Important for police officers?

Many larger departments have implemented the training, such as those in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Minneapolis. So far, some of the departments have reported reductions in use-of-force incidents.

For example, the Dallas Police Department, saw an 18 percent drop in use of force the year after it instituted de-escalation training. Since 2010, excessive force complaints there have dropped by 83 percent.

APEX Officer’s training programs focus on de-escalation techniques as a method of prevention. Communication is a key factor in the ability to de-escalate any situation.

Successfully de-escalating a situation is the result of a combination of communication, empathy, instinct, and sound officer safety tactics. The philosophy behind the training is that officers need to take every opportunity to slow down a situation when possible. APEX Officer’s de-escalation training program includes ways to improve communication skills, discussion of how to assess a subject's situation, how to know when you need backup, and proven officer safety tactics.

WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT DE-ESCALATION TRAINING?

There are 34 states that do not require de-escalation training for all officers, according to an analysis by APM Reports, and only eight have done so since Brown was killed three years ago. Although most states have boards that license peace officers and oversee state training requirements, the vast majority have failed to mandate it.

The failure to mandate de-escalation training has left the decision of whether to train up to local chiefs and sheriffs. And many haven’t done it, citing, among other reasons, cost, lack of staff, and a belief that the training is unnecessary or constitutes a rebuke of traditional policing.

A full list of police training requirements in each state and law enforcement de-escalation training requirements can be found here.

The origins

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