Are ACCPD officers trained in de-escalation?

Yes, ACCPD officers are required to de-escalate interactions and situations when possible. One of the most important tools officers have at their disposal is their ability to communicate. Providing clear commands and explaining the actions that are being taken can aid in defusing a situation. Ensuring officers can properly communicate and articulate actions is reinforced through ongoing training.  ACCPD officers are trained in de-escalation, Crisis Intervention (CIT), and Integrating Communications Assessment and Tactics (ICAT).  ACCPD also incorporates a 40-hour CIT class into its New Officer Basic Course to meet recommendations of The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.  New officers must complete the 40-hour CIT class prior to being released from training.

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1. What does the Supreme Court of the United States say about Use of Force?
2. Are ACCPD officers permitted to use neck restraints or choke holds?
3. Are ACCPD officers trained in de-escalation?
4. Are ACCPD officers required to give a verbal warning before shooting?
5. Does the ACCPD have a Use-of-Force Continuum?
6. Are ACCPD officers required to intervene and stop excessive force used by other officers? Are they required to report these incidents immediately to a supervisor?
7. Are ACCPD officers permitted to shoot at moving vehicles?
8. Are ACCPD officers required to report each time they use force or threaten to use force?
9. Does ACCPD require that officers exhaust all other reasonable means before resorting to deadly force?
10. Does ACCPD release a report on officer uses of force?
11. Is there any other tracking of uses of force?
12. Who determines if deadly force is justified?