Apr 28

Law enforcement symposium shines spotlight on issue of interacting with the mentally ill

Law enforcement from various agencies (and concerned citizens) attend a movie and panel discussion mental health and how they are handled by law enforcement at the Buena Park Community Center. On the panel, left, is Ken White, Board Member, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Orange County. Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

Law enforcement from various agencies (and concerned citizens) attend a movie and panel discussion mental health and how they are handled by law enforcement at the Buena Park Community Center. On the panel, left, is Ken White, Board Member, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Orange County.
Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

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Mar 05

Interacting Effectively with the Mentally Ill

police and mentally illEmbassy Consulting Services, LLC was featured in the Pasadena Star News. The article highlights the “Interacting Effectively with the Mentally Ill” class that Embassy Consulting is delivering to┬ápolice departments.

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Mar 05

Engaging the Community in the Absence of a Crisis

Engaging the CommunityOriginally published in the July 2013 issue of the Community Policing Dispatch from the U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office.

The number one piece of advice savvy law enforcement officers give for maintaining safe, inclusive communities is this: Don’t wait for a hate crime or a crisis to happen in your town before you take action; make sure you are taking a preventive approach and have established relationships and programs with members of different racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural groups in your community. But with busy schedules and limited resources, how do you engage your community in a meaningful way in the absence of a crisis?

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