November 12, 2019
(Video) Dealing with EDPs on 911 Calls for Service
When a citizen sees a person in a mental or emotional health crisis, their first call is not to a hospital or a mental health facility or a trained clinical psychiatrist. They call 911 and the police are dispatched to the scene, often with very little training on the nuances of various forms of mental illness. POLICE Magazine Contributing Web Editor Doug Wyllie sits down with Nick Greco, who helps train police officers on Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) and handling individuals with mental illness or emotional distress.