Are Ferndale Police Department officers trained to deescalate altercations by using peaceful conflict resolution strategies?
Yes. Ferndale Police officers are trained in both deescalation and conflict resolution. This is something we believe in, and is a requirement of the rigorous accreditation process. We also ensure that our policy maintains its effectiveness by:
Ensuring that it's fully understood by employees;
Supervising and overseeing for violations; and
Taking corrective action and discipline for violations.