Watch CBS News

LA County Sheriff's Deputies Participate In New De-Escalation Training Course In South LA

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A group of Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies on Saturday participated in a new de-escalation training course designed to teach deputies how to better de-escalate a crisis and resolve conflict.

The course in South Los Angeles was a first of its kind for public safety professionals, and organizers of the course say recent events underlie the importance of the event.

"Today we are just trying to make a difference in educating these deputies on newly de-escalation of force techniques," said David Hochman of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Foundation.

Participants will have monthly check-ins on how to apply the course material to situations out in the field.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.