Learn and protect: Danville police officers receive de-escalation training
DANVILLE, Va. – Officers with the Danville Police Department recently relearned how to serve and protect without using deadly force. The department hosted de-escalation training for all of its officers over the past two months, including a session for its Church Patrol Friday morning. The training featured numerous real-world examples of police de-escalation, as well as peaceful procedural guidelines for officers. “Anything that makes our agency better in serving our community, I’m a huge fan of.”In addition to the classroom portions of the training, fellow Danville officers re-enacted scenarios where the lessons would come into play. “If you come in screaming, ‘Drop the knife, drop the knife,’ and cursing, does that favor de-escalation?’” said Danville Police Cpl.