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ERIC Number: ED120871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 14
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Communication in Law Enforcement.
Moore, Meredith
This paper is a report of a training session conducted for a Special Weapons and Tactics Squad (SWAT Squad). SWAT Squad is a unit of police officers who are specially trained to handle situations involving armed and barricaded suspects. The goal was to better prepare the officers to talk with the suspects. The SWAT commander argued that ninety percent of all armed and barricaded situations could be resolved without gunfire if verbal contact could be established with the suspect. A training session was developed incorporating interviewing skills and crisis intervention materials in an effort to increase the officer's ability to establish and maintain verbal contact. The session is evaluated, SWAT communication problems are itemized, and recommendations for future training are made. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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