What kind of de-escalation training do Redmond Police Officers receive?

Redmond Police Officers receive critical de-escalation training to help learn how to use time, distance and shielding in critical incidents in hopes to use less force in crisis situations. This training begins in the State Police Academy and continues throughout an officer’s career with our department. It is standard to incorporate de-escalation techniques into most trainings and is a concept woven into all training that is provided. 

All officers also receive Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) in the law enforcement academy. All Washington Officers are now required to complete a yearly two-hour refresher course provided by and tracked by the Washington Criminal Justice Training Center. CIT training builds upon the concept of de-escalation specifically with people suffering from a mental health and/or a substance abuse crisis.

Redmond Police utilize the full-time Mental Health Professional to co-respond to crisis patrol calls to assist in de-escalation. 

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1. Do the Redmond Police officers wear body-worn cameras?
2. Does the Redmond Police Department have clear standards for when force can be used?
3. Does the Redmond Police Department allow chokeholds?
4. When are RPD officers authorized to use deadly force?
5. Does the Redmond Police Department require officers to exhaust all alternatives before using deadly force?
6. Does the Redmond Police Department have a use of force continuum?
7. Does the Redmond Police Department investigate themselves if deadly force is used?
8. How does the Redmond Police Department track use of force in their agency?
9. What is the expectation of a Redmond Police Officer who observes excessive force?
10. Do the Redmond Police provide immediate medical assistance after a use of force?
11. What kind of de-escalation training do Redmond Police Officers receive?
12. Does the Redmond Police Department ban shooting at moving vehicles?
13. Do Redmond Police Officers receive any training on implicit bias, racism or prejudice?
14. How do Community Members get involved with the Redmond Police Department?
15. What is the Community Equity Action Team?
16. Does the Redmond Police have a policy about filming the police?
17. Does RPD have any surplus military equipment received under the federal 1033 program?
18. Does the Redmond Police Department share employee information with other departments if an employee leaves after discipline?
19. How do we learn about your police union contracts?
20. How do I file a complaint on a Redmond Police Employee?
21. Does the Redmond PD follow the six pillars of the 21st Century Policing Task Force report released by the Obama administration in 2015?