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Gainesville Police chief’s goal: Triple de-escalation training hours for officers
Gainesville Police Chief Jay Parrish answers a question from the audience Thursday, July 2, at the Newtown Florist Club’s open-air conversation. The chief responded to concerns submitted by members of the public such as minority hiring, transparency and training. - photo by Nick Watson
Gainesville Police Chief Jay Parrish said he hopes to get his officers to a minimum of 30-40 hours of de-escalation training each year, at least tripling the amount officers in the city currently undergo.