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Phoenix PD Implements New Gun Pointing Policy, Announces More Mental Health Training and Full Rollout of Body Cameras

Chief Williams said she expects the new "Pointed Gun at Person" (PGP) reports will help the department track how many times officers can de-escalate potentially deadly situations.

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Denver Sending Civilians, Not Police to Some Mental Health Calls

Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen says when it comes to crisis calls that do not involve a weapon or threat to other community members police may not always be the best response.

Axon Partners with Chicago PD for Virtual Reality Empathy Training Program

Axon's VR training is offered through Axon Academy, a network of online and in-person training for law enforcement. The VR training program is designed to better equip officers with the tools to de-escalate situations involving people suffering from mental health issues, crises, or psychotic episodes.

TN Officer Stabbed Trying to Detain Mentally Ill Suspect

Roby reportedly stabbed one officer and he attempted to injure 10 other officers on the scene by throwing explosive devices.

Video: Crisis Prevention Training Mandated for All MN Officers

Minnesota law enforcement will now be mandated to take a minimum amount of crisis prevention training. It is part of a new law passed in the legislature and signed by the governor.

Crisis Prevention Training Mandated for All MN Officers

Minnesota law enforcement will now be mandated to take a minimum amount of crisis prevention training. It is part of a new law passed in the legislature and signed by the governor. More Here.

GA Governor Plans Big Boost in State Officer Pay, Revamp of Police Training

Gov. Nathan Deal proposed Thursday a 20% pay increase for state law enforcement officers and an overhaul of police training to include more courses on use of force and community policing.

San Jose Police Department Makes Accountability Push with Training, Data Initiatives

Changes include bringing in an expert who challenges the way police view racial and gender bias and requiring all officers to learn how to better deal with mentally ill people.

NYPD Officer Saves Would-Be Suicide Jumper from 10th Floor Leap

Officer Nina Friberg, 35, was among the first rescuers at the scene of a suicidal woman who planned to leap from the 10th story of her Upper West Side building wrapped in a sleeping bag because she "didn’t want to make a mess."

Chicago to Train Officers, Dispatchers in Crisis Intervention

Five years after closing six of the city’s 12 mental health clinics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is stepping up crisis intervention training for Chicago Police officers and 911 operators to improve the city’s response to emergencies involving people suffering from mental illness.