The Greenwich Police Department strives to improve our services to the citizens of Greenwich. One way we stay up to date with our Constitutional Policing is to train our Officers in the most current and best-recommended practices for law enforcement. One of the training strategies we have been following for the past few years is the training program established by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), Integrating Communications and Tactics, ICAT. How We Police and Engage with Our Community
“ICAT is a training program that provides first responding police officers with the tools, skills, and options they need to successfully and safely defuse a range of critical incidents. Developed by PERF with input from hundreds of police professionals across the United States, ICAT takes the essential building blocks of critical thinking, crisis intervention, communications, and tactics and puts them together in an integrated approach to training.” – PERF ICAT Training Guide.
ICAT is designed especially for situations involving persons who are unarmed or are armed with weapons other than firearms and who may be experiencing a mental health crisis or other crisis.
Officers Max Rinaldi and Chris Wallace are the Greenwich Police Department’s trainers in this effective program. News Center of Maine covered the trainer session they attended in July 2021. To watch the piece follow the provided link - Newscentermaine.org. Officer Rinaldi is the Officer on the right of the screen in the blue shirt at the 47-second mark.