TEDxABQ: Protect & Serve | Dr. Troy Rodgers addresses verbal de-escalation

What does it look like to reshape a relationship between law enforcement and the communities it serves? How can we, as citizens and as a community, ensure our families are safe, and our law enforcement agents are properly equipped to protect and serve in our city?

On May 1, 2014 TEDxABQ invited Protect & Serve to host a salon.  We brought together leaders, community members, organizers, professionals and law enforcement agents from a wide range of communities in Albuquerque to share their ideas and visions for what it means to protect and serve in ABQ. This salon sought to engage in and inspire constructive, non-partisan conversation on how we can address the challenges we now face as a community and create a healthy and safe Albuquerque.

A special thanks to the New Mexico Conference of Churches and anonymous donors who helped to make the event available and free to the public.

See the speakers here:

Dr. Troy Rodgers. Dr. Troy Rodgers is a police and criminal psychologist who currently works with over 60 different federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.  He is an expert in verbal de-escalation and crisis intervention training.

Dr. Rodgers will address the history of verbal de-escalation as both a social issue and a training approach used locally by law enforcement. He will also shed light on how the body and mind function in the midst of a crisis situation to provide an understanding of what occurs in crisis on a neurological level. Rodgers will also provide insight on how we can expand support for our community’s law enforcement agents.

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