Part of the Lexipol webinar series Police Reform: Policy & Training Impacts
View On Demand (Recorded March 30, 2021)
The harsh reality of mental health services in the United States is that police are often the de facto first responders to people in crisis. Many law enforcement agencies have taken the laudable steps of staffing specialized response teams and training officers in crisis intervention. But tragic encounters between officers and people with mental health issues continue to occur.
This webinar will explore how crisis mitigation requires officers to draw on a different mindset and a different skillset than many other types of response. Attendees will learn tactics to de-escalate such situations and gain insight into the proper perspective to assist them when dealing with a person in crisis.
|Chief (Ret.) Mike Ranalli
Partner, DeAno and Scarry