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The selection committee chose your program over other nominees because of the emphasis on data collection and detailed reporting, and because it is vitally important to prioritize de-escalation in the least amount of force necessary to overcome resistance. Public acceptance of police action is critical, and being able to comprehensively document the use of both de-escalation and justifiable force techniques is a large step forward in providing transparent, supportable evidence to the community.

Doug Muldoon, Chair
FBI National Academy Associates – Charitable Foundation

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