De-Escalation of the Mental Health Crisis for Patrol Supervisors and Negotiating with the Fellow Officer
De-escalation of the Mental Health Crisis for Patrol Supervisors
Among the most complex responsibilities of law enforcement supervisors is managing the emergency response to a person experiencing a mental health crisis. Whether the response is related to the abuse of drugs or alcohol, severe mental illness, a psychotic event, a person who is actively suicidal or a person who is engaged in suicide-by-cop behavior, law enforcement is expected to intervene with the least amount of force necessary by applying appropriate, risk-effective intervention techniques. Supervisors will learn about the value of dispatchers in the de-escalation process as well as CIT Officers, ECIT officers and ultimately the progression to negotiation and tactical resources. A number of audio/video clips will reinforce the complex decision-making challenges each patrol officer faces. Legally sound and practical techniques will give patrol supervisors the confidence to deal with a myriad of situations as well as the aftermath of situations with unintended consequences.
Negotiating with the Fellow Officer
The most lethal aspect of police work is suicide. Every 21 hours, a police officer takes his or her own life. When that police officer is actively suicidal and therefore presenting potential risk to others, it places responders and supervisors in a very unique and dangerous position.
Negotiating a crisis incident involving a fellow officer is among the most emotionally complex threats facing a law enforcement agency. Students will learn about police socialization and the evolution of a crisis including pre-incident indicators and high-risk factors related to a suicidal or suicide-by-cop crisis.
Students will learn practical and risk-effective approaches for communicating with the officer in crisis. Short, practical exercises will reinforce the lecture portion of the presentation.
Each time this seminar is offered, details such as dates, time, location, registration fees, continuing education units (CEUs) offered and relevant instructor information will be available on the registration form found in the calendar