March 21 | 12:00 pm -1:30 pm EST
De-escalation in Police-Citizen Encounters
De-escalation has become a hot topic in law enforcement circles in recently. Police administrators and risk managers must understand what de-escalation really means and how it can be applied by the officer on the scene who is often faced with rapidly unfolding and uncertain situations. A realistic understanding of de-escalation tactics can help protect citizens during police encounters, the officer on the street and those tasked with administrative review.
- Define de-escalation
- Applicability to street encounters
- Understanding de-escalation in administrative investigations
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Greg Veitch has been a law enforcement officer for 24 years and the chief of police in Saratoga Springs, NY since 2013. He holds a master’s degree in leadership from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, teaches leadership and risk management at the Zone 5 Police Academy and is an adjunct in the Criminal Justice Department at SUNY Adirondack. Chief Veitch is a published author and has presented on a variety of law enforcement topics at several conferences and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.