A cop’s best weapon

This article recalls the origin of verbal judo training in the 1980s and emphasizes the significance of conversational skills for diagnosing and deescalating situations. The piece also focuses on revised training in the state of Washington, which has ramped up its focus on both people skills and tactics. In Sue Rahr’s words, “It’s all about the ability to influence human behavior;” police “must view their role in their community as a guardian – but they also have razor-sharp warrior skills in their back pocket if they need to do that.”



One Response to “A cop’s best weapon”

  1. Ashley Says:

    I’m glad to see more frequent acknowledgement that warrior-guardian isn’t all or nothing…

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