Situational de-escalation and escalation of force for tactical teams

Richland County, South Carolina

As 2022 is surely poised to bring about new – and to crystalize existing – challenges for law enforcement agencies nationwide, SWAT teams like the Richland County (South Carolina) Sheriff’s Department’s (RCSD) Special Response Team feel the exigency of one particular challenge perhaps more keenly than others: The challenge of situational de-escalation vs escalation of force.