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Correctional Officers Must Master Verbal Judo

By Daniel Scorza

Unlike law enforcement officers, correctional officers have minimal tools to deal with unruly or threatening inmates. Most correctional officers only carry a radio, restraints, and sometimes a baton. Therefore, correctional officers must be highly trained in tactical communication, also commonly called “verbal judo,” which can quickly calm down an inmate and help de-escalate a situation. Learn more about this practice.