Tag: Mentally Ill

Compassionate Policing of the Mentally Ill

The traits of a police officer include emotional stability, honesty, integrity and incorruptibility. In addition interpersonal skills, sound judgment, justice, service mindedness, resourcefulness and the ability to empathize are required. Empathy is defined as the capacity to take the role of the other. Officers are conferred power and entrusted to use it to perform their dangerous work, given they are first responders. Continue reading

Temple Station Sheriff’s deputies to receive training on dealing with the mentally ill

Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators and deputies gather outside the Asian Pacific Family Center on Valley Boulevard, where an officer-involved fatal shooting in Rosemead in January 2012 resulted in the death of a mentally ill woman. The death has prompted new training on dealing with the mentally ill.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators and deputies gather outside the Asian Pacific Family Center on Valley Boulevard, where an officer-involved fatal shooting in Rosemead in January 2012 resulted in the death of a mentally ill woman. The death has prompted new training on dealing with the mentally ill.

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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

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