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Dynamics of Officer & Citizen Encounters (8 hours)

April 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Increased Officer Safety and Public Safety

Police interactions with citizens are in the national spotlight. What previously wouldn’t have made the local paper now makes national news. Officers need tools to effectively engage citizens in a professional manner without compromising their own safety in the process. That’s why Dynamics of Officer/ Citizen Encounters was created. Through guided discussions, video analysis and case studies, participants will examine:

Current Research about the Threats to Officer Safety
Going Beyond the Buzzwords: A New Look at De-escalation
Know Your Authority: Keeping Contacts Lawful
Adaptive Decision Making: Tools for Increased Safety
What Pushes Your Buttons? Improving Emotional Intelligence
Unconditional Respect: An Officer Safety Tool

Duration: 8 Hours

Host: Blount County Sheriff’s Office, Maryville Police Department and Alcoa Police Department

Host Venue: Blount County Sheriff’s Office Training Academy

Location: 1437 William Blount Drive Maryville, TN 37801

Cost: Tuition Free


April 3
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Blount County Sheriff’s Office Training Academy
1437 William Blount Drive
Maryville, TN 37801 United States
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