Mental Health Intervention and De-Escalation-CANCELLED

Date: Monday, February 24, 2020
Registration Deadline: Monday, February 10, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Instructor Location:
Jacksonville Regional Training Center
940 Hoagland Road
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Instructor: Officer Brian Tison - CIT Coordinator / Hostage Negotiations Team Leader METRO/SWAT
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

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. 

Topics include:

  • History and Background
  • National Perspectives
  • Types and Symptoms of Mental Illness
  • Medications and Co-occurring Disorders
  • Treatment for Mental Illness
  • Suicide Assessment and Response
  • Police Intervention Models
  • De-Escalation Strategies
  • Violence and Mental Illness
  • Legal Issues
  • Emergency Petitions