I am the lead Police Chaplain for the Bridgeton Police Department in New Jersey. As I talked to our Captain and we discussed my need for this course, I was initially unsure. But after taking this course I am grateful and glad I have taken it. As a police chaplain we are not always formally trained in these types of tactics. We often are trained in crisis but not in this capacity. It is courses like these that will help me and other chaplains understand the officers as well as how to better asset them. It is also so important that we know how to use our words to deescalate or non-escalate a situation. This is a great addition to my current training and I am excited to put it to practical use.