Escalation policies cannot be enabled or disabled. Instead, you can enable or disable the escalation paths within a policy. When all of the escalation paths within a policy are disabled, the policy is effectively disabled.
Disabling an escalation path cancels the escalation of all notifications currently scheduled within the path. New notifications are not added to a disabled path. To avoid losing any notifications currently scheduled on the path, but to prevent new notifications from being scheduled, you can retire the path instead of disabling it. “Retiring an escalation path” on page 173 includes more information on retiring a path.