The San Antonio police have plain-clothes officers who are experts in what is called Crisis Intervention Training. Their approach and comments regarding the shift in law enforcement culture that needs to occur is brilliant.
"Some of ours will find us foolish!"
I do believe that Team Response and Self Management are the key issues that need to be discussed at the training level. These two officers (at least one for sure) understand the challenges linked to stress and trauma. Toronto Police Services really needs to review their entire approach!