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California Department Launches Mental Health "Strike Teams"

A new effort is underway in San Jose (CA) to help police officers better respond to individuals in mental health crisis.

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PA Shooting That Sparked Protests and Riots Ruled Justified

District Attorney Heather Adams made the announcement at a press conference Wednesday morning, saying that the officer was justified in the use of deadly force.

Preparing for the Prospect of a "Suicide by Cop" Incident

Accept the fact that a suicide-by-cop incident could happen to you on any call on every shift you work.

Ohio Bill Would Mandate Officer Training on Contacts with People with Dementia

New recruits would get at least two hours of instruction on how to interact with dementia patients in peace officer training school, under a bipartisan, newly introduced Ohio House bill.

NYPD Ordered to Stop Referring to Mentally Ill as "EDPs"

The long-established term "EDP" will be abandoned in favor of “mental health calls,” sources said.

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.

Grandma Thwarted Mass Shooting in Texas

A planned mass shooting at a Lubbock, TX, hotel was averted when a gunman's grandmother convinced him he needed to go to a hospital, according to federal authorities.

TX Deputy Wounded in Face with Crossbow Bolt, Suspect Shot

A Sour Lake, TX, man reportedly shot a Hardin County deputy in the face with a crossbow Thursday morning. The deputy shot the man with a duty pistol.

Indiana Agency Hires Full-Time Social Worker

The Bloomington Police Department recently hired a full-time professionally trained social worker to help the agency serve members of the public who are struggling with addiction, homelessness, or mental health issues.

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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.