ATLANTA, Sept. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the high-profile incidents that recently occurred in the United States, police departments are now implementing de-escalation and cultural sensitivity training for their officers. According to Chicago AP, police misconduct has caused Chicago $660 million since 2004. New York recently paid $4 million to the family of Akai Gurley and $5.9 million to the family of Eric Garner. Not only has the family of the victims lost a loved one, but the city loses substantial revenue that could have been used elevate the community. These are only 2 examples of the un-necessary costs that can be easily avoided with proper training.
Smaller police departments claim that they cannot afford to lose officers for long stretches of training because it leaves their departments short-staffed. Due to this issue, the Diversion Center created an affordable online de-escalation training that will allow police officers to get the training that they need without leaving their department.
De-escalation Training Objectives
- Police Officers will learn how to use emotional intelligence to de-escalate conflicts.
- Police Officers will understand the process of anger and how it affects judgment.
- Police Officers will know the difference between fear and danger.
- Police Officers will increase their knowledge of cultural sensitivity, empathy, and respect.
- Police Officers will understand how excessive force can put your career, freedom, and life at risk.
- Police Officers will learn how trauma and unresolved issues can influence judgment.
- Police Officers will learn how to manage and control their responses to anger.
- Police Officers will learn how to change their perceptions, values, thought management, and social conditioning.
- Police Officers will increase their self-awareness and social skills, and learn preventative strategies.
The Diversion Center's online de-escalation training promotes verbal and non-verbal de-escalation skills and provides officers with on-the-job video examples of how to de-escalate someone that is going through a mental health crisis. Their online de-escalation training gives lessons on cultural sensitivity and explains the difference between danger and fear. Police officers will learn mood management techniques and understand the importance of developing emotional intelligence. Police officers will examine the importance of accountability, assertiveness, and ethical decision making while learning the negative consequences of excessive and deadly force.
The Online De-escalation Training is 4 hours
For more information email Cindy Han at Email or call 404-552-3572.
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SOURCE The Diversion Center