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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New 42-State Report on Law Enforcement Training Standards on Mental Health Issues

Results from Survey about Law Enforcement Training on Responses to People with Mental Illnesses
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Report Reveals Wide Range of State Law Enforcement Training Standards on Mental Health and De-escalation

The CSG Justice Center recently released The Variability in Law Enforcement State Standards: A 42-State Survey on Mental Health and Crisis De-escalation Training. This survey report, completed in partnership with the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training, revealed that while nearly all states have law enforcement training standards on mental health and crisis de-escalation, the required training hours, topics, and teaching methods differ widely. Survey respondents reported, for example, that training on mental health and de-escalation topics ranged from 2–40 hours for recruits or new officers.
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