Before making policy telling officers to not put their knees on a person read the scientific based research to make an informed decision.
An officer's fitness level plays an important factor in how he or she perceives a threat. Click on the link to view subject matter related to use of force and physical fitness.
Looking to learn how and why people make the decisions they make? This is an excellence source for you. If you are a use of force trainer, IA investigator, or de-escalation instructor you may want to use this as a source for your needs within the profession.
The tact vest or duty vest an officer wears alters his ability to move. This has an impact on the speed at which an officer can tactically reposition or get of the X. As supervisors who review an officer's use of force this comes into play as to how well we place ourselves in the officers duty gear not just his shoes.
The purpose of this paper is to examine how police authority – in its “soft” form – is used and understood by staff and detainees in police custody in England, examining how these meanings are shaped by this unique police setting. This is a great de-escalation resource.
Police officers are required to make rapid, high-stakes decisions on a routine basis. Scientific research on making decisions during threatening situations is key. This is de-escalation in the "heat of the moment". It is so easy to de-escalate a person who wants to be calmed. Good resource to discover how one processes information.
Great resource as to why police officers should label the negative emotions we are witnessing from the person we are wanting to help. This is de-escalation.