Post event de-escalation tactics


One of the most under-utilized police verbal tactics is to employ "Subject Debriefing," i.e., a post event de-escalation tactic at the end of a physical confrontation. When you're bringing a combative subject down literally   to the ground, you're using heavy control talk. You're shouting out commands like, "DOWN! DOWN! GET DOWN ON THE GROUND!"

After you get the subject cuffed and he is under control, both of you are still pumped with adrenaline and agitated, ready to continue fighting.

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