Police De-Escalation: Reducing Police Force and Building Community Trust


Nov. 12, 2019, 6pm to 7:30pm

Office/Remote Location

The Mob Museum
(300 Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101)


This panel is jointly presented by the Museum and Boyd's Program on Race, Gender, and Policing.

De-escalation procedures are critical in avoiding violent encounters between police officers and civilians. This panel of experts, officials and activists will discuss de-escalation tactics and the use of force by police, especially in situations involving people experiencing mental illness, trauma or distress. The conversation will explore when and how police, including the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, use de-escalation methods to avoid the use of force. The panel will discuss the psychiatric basis for de-escalation practices, the impact of police encounters on victims and families, and community responses.

Admission Information

The event is free to attend but we do ask that you register in advance.  If you are interested in attending, please register here.

Contact Information

Nakia Jackson-Hale

External Sponsor

Presented by the Mob Museum and UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law's Program on Race, Gender, and Policing.