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Hyattsville police host national verbal defense training

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Posted on: July 11, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — From July 6 to 9, the Hyattsville City Police Department (HCPD) said it partnered with Vistelar to host a four day instructor course on verbal defense and influence. According to HCPD, course topics included keeping conflict from escalating into confrontations, defusing confrontations and de-escalating violence.

HCPD said a total of 24 representatives from 16 agencies regionally and nationwide participated in the training.  Participating agencies included the Metro Transit Police Department, the Maryland Transit Administration Police Department, the Anne Arundel County Police Department, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Patent Office, the Washington Post, and others.  Several agencies from Delaware, New Jersey, Utah and Georgia participated as well.



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