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VIDEO: A Confused Elderly Woman, a Dislocated Shoulder, and an Over-Zealous Cop. What’s Your Immediate Goal? Your Role in the Moment?

Sep 01, 2021 in Calibre Analysis & Calibre Press Commentary & Deescalation & Instructor Insights & Patrol & Training & Video
By Jim Glennon

A 73-year-old woman with dementia and sensory aphasia walked out of Walmart with approximately $13.88 worth of merchandise she didn’t pay for. Employees stopped the woman and took her and the unconcealed items back into the store. She offered to pay for the merchandise but they refused to take her money and let her go. At some point she pulled down the mask of one of the employees. The store then, apparently due to her behavior, called 911 a... Full Article »

Video: Officer Attempts to Deescalate and Gets Stabbed in the Neck

Oct 14, 2020 in Calibre Analysis & Deescalation & Defensive Tactics & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Tips & Training
By Jim Glennon

https://youtu.be/vZxJnTKsYRc After a short chase, a deputy caught up with the man and tried to keep him calm and deescalate. But once the deputy went to handcuff the man, he produced a knife and stabbed the deputy in the neck. The title may imply that I’m discouraging officers from attempts of deescalation when dealing with disturbed and/or emotionally charged individuals, which of course is not true. Calibre Press has courses that specif... Full Article »

Deescalation: Completely Misunderstood, Employed & Trained

Aug 03, 2020 in Calibre Press Commentary & Deescalation
By Jim Glennon

Editor's note: We continue to receive heavy feedback on this article and hear it referenced often in national discussions regarding deescalation. In light of its popularity we're republishing this for those who didn't see it the first time it ran. Be sure to register for the new "Deescalation, Intervention & Force Mitigation" courses we're got coming up. Click here for the schedule. ======= Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard the ter... Full Article »

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