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Reality Based Training: Equipping Officers to De-Escalate Situations

Posted at 1:43 PM, Dec 18, 2018

Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to protect the community in which they serve. Sometimes in situations that are perceived to be dangerous to an officer’s safety, lethal force has been used unnecessarily, with tragic consequences. This causes a rift between the police and citizens, who come to fear the very people who aim to protect them.
Rick Smith, founder of the leading maker of police body cams shares details about the survey, discuss ways in which the need for better de-escalation training is being addressed and with the new Axon Academy training which utilizes Virtual Reality allowing officers to stand in the shoes of victims as part of the program. He’ll also provided insight as to how this training can improve police-community relations. For more information visit