POLICE Magazine

JUN 2019

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102 P O L I C E J U N E 2 019 T he most important tool that a law enforcement officer has is their voice. Using the right words, in the right way and at the right time, can prevent a situation from escalating and has the power to save lives on both sides of the badge. inBlueOnLine.com provides online training that lets you build de-escalation and other communication skills through practice in a wide range of law enforcement encounters. THE PROBLEM Tactical training in the proper use of tools such as your sidearm, TASER, and baton is required in law enforcement. is is important, because when the time comes to use these devices in a life-or-death situation, their success- ful deployment and use needs to be smooth, accurate, and automatic. If you have to think about things like prop- er hand placement, or sight picture, or other fine details then your mind is too occupied to keep a proper focus on the developing tactical situation and op- tional strategies that can provide the PHOTO: JOHN DARBY IMPROVE YOUR DE-ESCALATION AND VERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS MY TECHNOLOGY CAN... THINBLUEONLINE'S VERBAL RESPONSE TRAINING SOFTWARE OFFERS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION THAT CAN BE CONDUCTED IN MINUTES. H JOHN DIGIANTOMASSO WHAT DOES MY TECH DO? Using the training on ThinBlueOnLine.com, officers can build verbal communications skills in just minutes of work.

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