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April 10, 2023 - December 31, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Phone: 254.933.6063
Required of all peace officers if not obtained in the BPOC academy and for those peace officers/JPs that want to pursue an MHO certification. This course discusses history and implementation of crisis intervention; familiarity with substance use disorder; intellectual developmental disabilities & cognitive disorders; common mental health conditions that law enforcement is most likely to encounter and how to engage them with de-escalation and rapport building skills; Suicidal individuals and Law Enforcement; and legalities of LE and mental health components (statutes, NEDs, local hospitals, local issues). This class focuses specifically on how and where to take a person in crisis. Scenario role play & assessments will be required to successfully pass this course. This is a 40-hour course. #1850 or #3843 Mandated in current 4-year training cycle.
Class taught by Sgt. Teresa Phelps, TCOLE hours will be reported by Bell County Sheriff’s Office, MHTC.