Use of Voice not Force | Fred Jones | TEDxEustis on RITE

RITE Police Training Makes TEDx

What an honor to have our good friend and RITE Trainer, Sgt. Jones present at Tedx, in February of 2019. Sgt. Fred Jones, PIO and Internal Affairs Supervisor of Lake County Sheriff’s Office, gave an amazing Talk in Eustis, Florida, on how RITE’s Racial Intelligence Training can help many officers reduce Use of Force.


“Get out of the car, or I will GET YOU OUT of the car!”

The TED Talk you’re about to watch, is directed at Officers of every age, skin color, race, rank, and gender. Law enforcement can either escalate use of force, or learn this Secret to de-escalate.



Fred Jones, a RITE Training instructor, taught RITE Training to the entire department Lake County Sheriff’s Office, including Road patrol, Correction, and Dispatchers.  Since that training the Lake County Sheriff’s Office has seen first-hand the impact that training has made within their agency:


Quotes and Timing From Fred’s Tedx Talk

8:48     Officers LOVE this training
11:09     What if the officers had been trained in Emotional Intelligence?
12:13     Officers carry excessive emotional baggage, learn how to process those emotions.
13:15     Lack of Emotional Intelligence, plays a roles in an officer’s behavior.
13:35    Emotional Intelligence Training beyond how we treat others, but how we treat ourselves
14:30     We are a better agency because of this training…
14:45     I think every agency should train their officers on Emotional Intelligence training
15:05     Officers to be aware and ‘stay aware’ of where they are emotionally, especially  with the community.
15:15     It gives every officer the opportunity to use their voice, and instead of force.



About RITE Officer Training –  It starts with helping officers communicate with themselves, and others more effectively. The RITE Ladder Tool teaches EI & SI that builds Career resiliency, improves Department morale, helps officers deal with PTSD, and mitigates risk.

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