Psychological Aspects of Policing
This eight-hour course is intended for patrol officers, school resource officers and corrections staff. The emphasis of this course is on the police response to citizens who are experiencing a psychological or emotional crisis that is severe enough to draw a law enforcement response. Students will learn how to identify behaviors associated with the psychological and emotional crisis as well as risk-effective ways to mitigate those threats presented by those in crisis. Overviews of mental illnesses and personality disorders most often encountered by law enforcement will be explained from a practical perspective.
- Overview of mental illness and personality disorders
- Indicators of an emotional or psychological crisis
- Communication guidelines for persons in crisis
- Anti-social and conduct disorders
- Borderline personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Avoidant/dependent personality disorders
- Bipolar disorder
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.