I don’t believe this is the total answer. I do however believe it is part of the answer for sure. I think a bigger part of the answer is getting back to neighbor hood patrols and beat cops. They patrol now but ask an officer if he knows the names of the owners of the businesses or managers in his area. See how many of the Neighbor hood know there actual names and have had conversations in passing with them. Have they bothered to get out of the RMP just to stand around and say hello to those waiting at a bus stop or chat and play with the kids for a bit in the parks? this is what will help with reducing the shootings of unarmed people and wrongful stops and harassment. This is what we need to get all departments and there copmmunites back . It doesn’t matter how large or small the department what matters is them actualy caring and showing it to those they serve.
When I was a kid they had night sticks which were used before the gun was pulled even if the other guy had a gun or knife. They treated the kids like there own and would set them straight(if you know what I mean) then take you home and tell your parents if they didn’t like there response to the situation they put the issues on them next time the kid did anything everyone got hassled not just the kid. Trust me you got your act together. This is what we need now not the promotion of oh he is the man a cop don’t talk to him he will only make trouble for you. We to teach respect them do as they say and work it out peacefully. No arguing just answer the questions take the ticket with a smile fight it later same with any other issues don’t be an aggressor. Everyone is human and it plays a very big factor in the problems today. We tend to think they should be superhuman and not have issues.
Can virtual reality training help reduce escalation in police encounters? Maybe not: “You can fuss with…how to optimize contact between public and law enforcement, but sometimes the solution is simply for that contact not to occur.”