Re: De-escalation Tactics? – The Self Defense Company

Re: De-escalation Tactics?

Ed Kane

Hey J,

I always felt the verbal judo stuff was more useful for the investigative side of LE. You know, interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects, etc. If I was to prioritize training for Law Enforcement in general, de-escalation would be low on the scale. Scripting this stuff is tough, because the situations we deal with are so fluid. More imporantly it is your tactics that make you skilled at de-escalation. How you approach a car, when you handcuff, how you conduct a pat down…If you are skilled at these things the bad guy has much less of a chance for a position of advantage (whether mental or physical). My recommendation is to take the time you were going to invest in de-escalation and drill handcuffing (compliant, prone, non-compliant etc)…….good luck