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PDFWAC 139-11-010


For the purposes of this section the term violence de-escalation means tactics, action, and communication methods used by officers to achieve the following objectives, when safe and feasible:
(1) Manage the pace of an interaction;
(2) Manage the distance between the officer and person involved;
(3) Utilize shielding to protect the officer and others from an imminent threat; and
(4) Engage in communication in order to increase options for resolving the incident and reduce the likelihood of injury to all parties involved.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080. WSR 19-13-011, ยง 139-11-010, filed 6/7/19, effective 7/8/19.]
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