Palm Bay Police Department Providing Training On Verbal De-Escalation In Stressful Situations

By  //  February 25, 2017

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Civic leaders, City Council will be in attendance

Through de-escalation training practices Palm Bay Police Chief Chief Mark Renkens hopes to make the community of Palm Bay a safer place.  (Palm Bay Police image)

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Beginning in April, The Palm Bay Police Department will be providing advanced training to their officers on de-escalation techniques in order to promote a safer engagement with our community.

On Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., the department will be hosting a training overview outlining the principles behind verbal de-escalation techniques.

Civic leaders and members of City Council will be in attendance.

“We hope that as a result of this training, that all of us will share in the importance of a safer community through de-escalation practices.” says Chief Mark Renkens.

The session will run from 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 .p.m.

This will include scenario based training with a computer simulator, where participants will be able to implement their skills in diffusing stressful situations.

ABOVE MAP: The event will take at Palm Bay City Hall, 120 Malabar Road, Palm Bay, Florida 32907.

The event will take at Palm Bay City Hall, 120 Malabar Road, Palm Bay, Florida 32907.

The class will be held in the “community room” which is located in the front of City Hall.

The press is invited to attend the training.

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