Federal Bill HR 5221, the Preventing Tragedies Between Police and Communities Act of 2016, was referred to committee on May 12th, 2016. The act:
  • Takes effect one year after the date of the act.
  • Requires the Attorney General to collect data on fund recipients’ efforts to enhance de-escalation training.
  • Requires those enrolled in an academy of a law enforcement agency and law enforcement officers of the state or unit of local government to be trained in de-escalation, including:
1. Alternative methods of applying force and preventing escalation of a situation.
2. Verbal and physical tactics to minimize the need for the use of force: communication,    
    negotiation, and de-escalation techniques.
3. Crisis intervention strategies to appropriately identify and respond to individuals  
    suffering from mental health or substance abuse issues.
4. Evidence-based practices such as the Critical Decision-Making Model.
5. Training with an emphasis on theories of de-escalation.
CPI Training Can Help Your Department Comply With the Proposed Legislation
CPI offers training and resources to help police and security departments meet the requirements like those in the federal bill. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training equips staff with techniques focused on prevention that can help law enforcement officers and those they interact with be safer. 

Learn more with the following resources, and feel free to reach out with any questions.