Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Verbal Commands

What does someone who is aggressive look like?  What does someone look like who is threatening?  Can you describe those behaviors?  Those are behaviors that you need to recognize when you see them for your own safety.

You need to be able to describe what you see when you write a report.  You also need to speak to the person if you can.  You need to order them to stop, to take control of the situation.  You are the police and you are in charge.

If you are not in charge, then you need to regain control.  The steps you take to regain control are more of what you need to document so that you can justify your actions.  Verbal commands need to be simple, direct and clear; that's what the SGT Says.

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