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Tallahassee Community College police complete de-escalation training

Posted at 6:36 PM, Jul 10, 2020

Law enforcement officers at Tallahassee Community College got the chance to learn more about de-escalating situations in a non-violent way.

The four hour course at TCC focused on de-escalating verbally, teaching officers more about emotions and how the brain works as well as effective ways to calm people down.

The training has been offered statewide but this was the first time officers at TCC got the chance to participate.

"We're just trying to teach our officers newer skills in order to mitigate situations to the greatest extent possible through words," said Greg Gibson, the chief of police at TCC.

Gibson says the training is especially important for his staff because they're dealing with college students who are more likely to act on emotion.