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Improving Law Enforcement Response to Mental Illness

  • June 14, 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Scarlet Pearl - D'Iberville MS
  • 33


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The training will consist of a one day, eight-hour introductory course providing both lecture and practical exercises. Instruction for this course will be provided by a certified law enforcement officer, who is an investigator with the Attorney General's Office. The training will consist of the following modules:

              Citizens with Special Needs: A module designed to improve officers' ability to recognize and effectively communicate with citizens suffering with emotional, cognitive, physical, and/or behavioral disorders that may impede contact with officers, investigation matters, and/or arrest process.

              Human Behavior/Communication: A module designed to focus on how well officers communicate with individuals prior to and during a mental illness and/or special needs crisis event. The importance of the officer's body language and other non-verbal communication techniques will be greatly emphasized during this phase.

              Crisis/Conflict Management:  A module designed to focus on the importance of what a crisis cycle consists of as well as identifying the varying stages of a crisis when dealing with an individual with mental illness and/or special needs. Emphasis during this module will be focused on the role fear plays in a crisis situation, and how officers can maximize their own safety while ensuring the safety of the individual.


Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer's Association

131 North Front St

Senatobia, MS  38668

(662) 420-6542

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