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Mentally Ill Subjects

Ohio Bill Would Give Police Training on Contact with Alzheimer's Patients

Law enforcement can become involved with individuals with subjects suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia in a variety of circumstances, and further training can help mitigate potential problems.

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Point of Law: Mentally Ill Suspect Attacking with Vehicle

Louisiana sheriff’s deputies used deadly force when an apparently mentally ill man attacked a lieutenant with his car. The district court ruled for the officers and the plaintiffs appealed.

Improving Response to Mental Health Incidents

Law enforcement agencies across America are searching for more effective ways to handle calls about individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.

De-Escalation In EDP Response

Embracing your empathy toward mentally ill subjects can help you achieve more favorable outcomes.

TN Man Cut Off His Penis During Police Pursuit

A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper was the first to see Gilbert had mutilated himself after seeing the man, who was driving naked, covered in blood.

Tampa Offering Signing Bonus to Mental Health Professionals Willing to Team with Patrol Officers

The Tampa Police Department will soon have officers and mental health professionals in the same vehicle on patrol.

Some 911 Calls in Chicago to be Answered by Mental Health Professionals Instead of Police

In one pilot program starting this fall, a paramedic will be dispatched with a mental health clinician for “behavioral health calls.” In another, a paramedic will work with a “recovery specialist” on calls involving substance abuse.

Minneapolis Suburb to Turn Some Traffic Enforcement Duties Over to Unarmed Personnel

The resolution also limits situations in which officers can make arrests and requires more de-escalation efforts by police before using deadly force. In addition, a new Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention would be formed to oversee efforts on community health and public safety, led by a director with public health expertise.

Detroit Officer Stabbed and Hit with Friendly Fire, Suspect Killed

The suspect was reportedly stabbing himself with the knife when police arrived on scene.

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Using a Mobile Database to Better Serve People with Special Needs

The Addison (IL) Police Department is now using smart phones to give officers information on subjects on the autistic spectrum, subjects with dementia, and others who have special needs.

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