20 Law Enforcement Officers Complete Crisis Training
Twenty law enforcement officers participated in Lorain County Crisis Intervention Team Training April 4-8.
Training consisted of presentations from several Lorain County agencies that work with those struggling with mental illness and substance use disorders. The officers also heard from individuals and families with lived experience to understand how to better help when in crisis. In addition, they learned how to properly engage with someone experiencing a mental health crisis including de-escalation skills and even learned about QPR training for persons who may be suicidal.
The officers learned about the many resources in the Lorain County aimed at getting the assistance they need to prevent, among other things, unnecessary incarcerations.
Graduates were from the following departments:
- Amherst Police Department
- Avon Police Department
- Elyria Police Department
- Grafton Police Department
- Lorain County Adult Probation
- Lorain County Sheriff’s Office
- Lorain Police Department
- Sheffield Village Police Department
- Vermilion Police Department
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