He’s now a behavioral analysis expert, conducting training across the U.S. He says officers often don’t recognize the difference between someone who’s fearful and someone who’s threatening and empathy training could be a solution to some of the situations we’ve recently seen.
But missing from training he says, is one very important component. “The officer has no training whatsoever on emotional awareness, empathy and compassion and how to manage own emotions,” Saraff said.
Saraff says in the 1970’s, the culture of law enforcement switched from guardians to warriors…
He does however, believe more empathy training could be a solution to some of the situations we’ve recently seen.