De-escalation Tools Reimagine Police ResponseAs agencies move to refine disengagement strategies, new technology plays a role in safeguarding officers and suspects from harm while achieving peaceful outcomes. To protect officers and provide a safe distance allowing more time for better-informed decisions, new communication tools are needed. The private industry recognizes this need and has introduced new innovative tools that can aid in these de-escalation strategies. These new tools are centered around gaining access and establishing and maintaining communication during tense situations. The team here at BRINC has focused on developing a new class of de-escalation tools that keeps first responders out of harm’s way.