NIJ 2023 Research Conference plenary "De-escalation Training: What Works, Implementation Lessons, and Taking it to Scale" with Justin Witt, Chuck Wexler, Maris Herold, Dr. Robin Engel, and Karhlton Moore
Police use of force, while infrequently used, is a tremendous concern to public safety in the United States when officers employ it excessively or inappropriately, causing injury or death and eroding public trust in law enforcement. This plenary, "De-escalation Training: What Works, Implementation Lessons, and Taking it to Scale," described the Integrating, Communications, Assessment, and Tactics (ICAT) de-escalation training program developed by the Police Executive Research Forum to guide officers in defusing critical incidents. A rigorous evaluation of ICAT found it reduced overall use of force as well as injuries to both officers and members of the public.
Left to right: Justin Witt, Chuck Wexler, Maris Herold, Dr. Robin Engel, and Karhlton Moore.