Taser Community Crisis Intervention Team Law Enforcement Mentally Ill Ppt 2004
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Dutiful Minds “It’s More Than Just Training” Teaching Law Enforcement To deal more effectively with the mentally ill – who make up 10% of the calls officers respond to! (Los Angeles Times 1999) Persons in crisis who are mentally ill commit more than 1,000 homicides per year WHY? Reduce injuries to officers Reduce injuries to the mentally ill Reduce liability Divert mentally ill from jail and get them the help they really need +It’s the right thing to do! (Not just a claim but an evidence based practice – Kent State University) Officer Safety “Special populations need and deserve specially trained officers” Major Sam Cochran – Memphis Police Dept. Proven techniques to de-escalate volatile mentally ill persons Wherever CIT is in place the call for SWAT & Negotiators decreases by 60% Mentally Ill Safety “It is the wise officer that can at times conceal their combat ready status” Lt. Michael Woody (Ret) Director of Training – Akron Police Dept. Officers learn how to gain voluntary compliance from delusional mentally ill persons in crisis Liability City of Canton vs. Harris – 1989 civil case U.S. Supreme Court coined term “Deliberate Indifference” Officers MUST be trained to handle everyday, job-related problems Lead Instructor and Facilitator Lt. Michael S. Woody (Ret) – Director of Training; Akron Police Dept. 25 years of law enforcement experience “Compassion in Law Enforcement” National Award Summit County Mental Health Board “Heart of Gold” Award B.A. in Education – University of Akron Lt. Woody Currently sits on The Ohio Supreme Courts Mental Health Initiatives formal Committee Is Chairman of The Ohio Supreme Courts Police Training sub-committee Is on the Executive committee of the National CIT Planning Organization Lt. Woody Is a Consultant to: The Presidents New Freedom Commission on Mental Health Issues The National G.A.I.N.S. Center Ohio Criminal Justice Services National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Lt. Woody Is currently the State of Ohio Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Specialist for The Coordinating Center of Excellence/Criminal Justice (A program funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health) There are now more CIT programs up and running in Ohio than any other state thanks, in part, to Lt. Woody’s dedication and commitment Availability in Ohio Funded by State Grants to conduct, supervise and consult with communities looking at initiating Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) and other jail diversion programs in Ohio Law Enforcement Mental Health Providers Consumer Groups e.g. NAMI Other States Lt. Woody conducts/facilitates oneday to 5-day trainings tailored to your community needs and budget He consults with the different organizations to bring them together and form partnerships to make CIT work efficiently and effectively Examples 1-day Crisis Intervention Team training: Geared to the officer that deals with these types of calls on a daily basis (10% of all dispatched calls) Gets into de-escalation, meds, suicide calls, illnesses, mentally ill persons and family members perspective. Less-lethal force issues And more Not Just For Line Officers Training can be tailored to be relevant for Dispatchers/Call takers, Probation/Parole officers, EMS and first-line supervisors For More Information Lt. Woody can easily be contacted online at: email@example.com (330)896-4001; Cell:(330)281-1399 Mail: 1471 Cherry Lane, Uniontown, OH 44685 He is also available as a long-term consultant * Lt. Woody had the unfortunate experience of having a mentally ill woman try to kill him many years ago. She ultimately lost her own life as a result. Since that time, Lt. Woody has researched a better and safer way to handle mentally ill persons in crisis. He is a passionate speaker that holds the audience attention and relates very well to law enforcement officers