This is the presentaion that was presented at the CIT Internation 2018 conference on today's date.
Are cops required to stay in shape? Robert Salazar shares his journey with behavioral health. Podcast
PURE Communications and De-Escalation (Unite) but first do you have to mean as a Cop and how do medications work? Podcast
Sgt. Jamie Sipes from the St. Paul Minnesota Police Department comes on the show to talk to Matt Tinney about their approach to better serving those living with a mental illness.
He discusses how they came together with the community to address programs, training, policies, and more as they relate to interactions between someone living with a mental illness and the police department. Jamie talks about the new unit that he is part of, the Mental Health Unit. What their goals are and what he would like to see in 10 years.
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The Saint. Paul Police Department (SPPD) just created a brand new unit to connect people in crisis with the care they need, helping to significantly reduce mental-health-crisis-related arrests and repeat calls for service.
With a concentration on community outreach, the unit seeks to be part of the conversation before tragedy occurs—and possibly prevent or disrupt the behaviors.
Matt Tinney and Jenn Earhart start this one off about first time pets… well the difference in gerbils, hamsters, mice, and rats. Jenn goes on to talk about the Big Brother and Big Sister program and how to get started.
We then tune into a session from the CIT ECHO where Nils Rosenbaum, MD gives a talk on the bipolar brain.
So the newest non-traditional law enforcement tool being utilized by police throughout the country is Narcan or Naloxone. This is a medication designed to quickly reverse opioid overdose. Here is New Mexico they made it a requirement that all law enforcement carry it, making it a first law of its kind. Having successfully passed, it is only a matter of time before other laws are passed similar throughout the country.
“If there is no trauma, there is no PTSD”