Mental Health Intervention and De-Escalation
University of Illinois Police Department
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0
Meets IL Mandates: Civil Rights|Cultural Competency|Introductory Mental Health Awareness|Lead Homicide Investigator| Procedural Justice|Constitutional and Proper Use of LE Authority|Human Rights|Law Updates|Use of Force
In the last four decades, the number of individuals with mental illness living in a community setting has risen drastically, resulting in increased contacts with law enforcement. Agencies across the country have responded by developing new protocols, hiring social workers, and implementing special response teams. This course is designed to increase officer awareness of mental health disorders and provide effective intervention techniques for handling mental health crisis situations. This training will benefit all levels of public safety, including police officers, corrections officers, probation officers, EMTs and telecommunicators.
(This course is State certified and meets Board guidelines for eight mandated training areas. It is also approved for eight hours credit toward the 32-hour recertification requirement for Lead Homicide Investigators.)