Policing Matters Podcast: Debunking the myth that cops aren't taught de-escalation

Doug and Jim discuss how cops have used "Verbal Judo" and address when de-escalation tactics can and cannot be successful


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Following the PERF report “30 Guiding Principles,” many people outside of law enforcement were left to believe that de-escalation tactics and techniques are only now being introduced to police, when in fact, de-escalation has been taught and used by police officers for many years. Doug and Jim discuss how cops have used “Verbal Judo” and address when de-escalation tactics can (and cannot) be successful.

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