UMPD Officers and officers from other agencies took part in a 3 day De-escalation training at the Umass Campus Center. The training was funded by a DOJ grant designed to help teach officers techniques de-escalate situations that have the potential to become physical. The training not only taught officers how to recognize individuals under stress and how to talk to them, but also how to recognize when they are under stress as well. If officers are better able to recognize these situations a peaceful outcome will be more likely. This training was taught by Blue Shield Tactical. Click the link for a news article and video.