The 86th Police cadets are now equipped with Crisis Intervention Training, ready to respond effectively to those in mental health crises.

This week, the 86th Police cadets received Crisis Intervention Training. This training provides cadets with the key concepts, safety techniques, and communication skills for peace officers to use when they respond to individuals in a severe mental health crisis. It covers the legal aspects of mental health commitments, liability issues, mental disorders, and mental disabilities. Through lectures and hands-on role-playing scenarios, the cadets were able to understand indicators of mental illness, documenting the interpersonal relations necessary to work with the mentally ill, their families, and the mental health system intervention strategies for dealing with low and high-risk situations.

Pasadena Police Department

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