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Law Enforcement Response to the Mentally Ill: Basic Principles and Practical Strategies

As the nature of society continues to change, police officers and other first responders will increasingly be tasked with serving and managing diverse populations. These are likely to include growing numbers of mentally ill citizens who will be encountered in the context of community disturbances, domestic violence, school and workplace crises, hostage and barricade scenarios, drug and alcohol problems, and deadly force encounters. This on-demand webinar introduces law enforcement professionals to the basic principles of crisis intervention, better enabling them to defuse and de-escalate potentially violent confrontations with mentally ill citizens, as well as to handle the normal street skirmishes of everyday police work. Building on this knowledge, it then describes specific techniques for dealing with a wide variety of commonly encountered diagnoses, as well as specialized crisis scenarios, thereby providing the officer with a comprehensive toolbox of concepts and strategies to deal with a broad range of people and situations. Finally, the theme of this program is that every law enforcement agency, small, medium, or large, can integrate sound protection of their communities with responsible attention to the needs of its mentally ill citizens.


Runtime: 90 minutes
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Agenda

Mentally Ill Citizens and Law Enforcement

  • Mentally Ill Citizens in Your Community: Who Are They?
  • Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice and Mental Health Systems
  • Mental Illness, Violence and Repeat Crime: What Is the Risk?

Recognizing and Responding to Mentally Ill Citizens

  • Street Psychology 101: Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness
  • Basic Law Enforcement Response Strategies for Mentally Ill Citizens
  • Psychological Syndromes and Specialized Intervention Techniques
  • Arrest, Hospitalization or Release? Administrative Challenges
  • Deadly Force Encounters With the Mentally Ill: Survival Strategies

Mentally Ill Citizens and Specific Crisis Scenarios

  • Domestic Violence
  • Hostage Negotiation
  • Suicide-by-Cop
  • Civil Disturbance and Crowd Control
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This course was last revised on September 20, 2013.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Laurence Miller, PhD

Laurence Miller, PhD

  • Private practice in clinical and forensic psychology, Boca Raton, Florida
  • Police psychology consultant and trainer for several regional and national law enforcement agencies, including the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, West Palm Beach Police Department and Florida Highway Patrol
  • Forensic psychological examiner for the Palm Beach County Court, conducting criminal competency, sanity and dangerousness assessments
  • Independent forensic evaluator and expert witness in civil cases involving neuropsychology, posttraumatic stress disorder, workers compensation and personal injury
  • Adjunct professor, Department of Psychology, Florida Atlantic University, teaching courses in abnormal psychology, clinical psychology and forensic psychology
  • Adjunct instructor, Department of Criminal Justice, Palm Beach State College and Criminal Justice Institute, teaching courses in criminal psychology, law enforcement stress management and law enforcement crisis intervention
  • Conduct seminars, workshops and continuing education programs in neuropsychology, forensic psychology, mental health law and clinical treatment strategies
  • Maintain the Practical Police Psychology column on the PoliceOne.com website
  • Writer of over 300 print and online publications, including the recent books, Practical Police Psychology: Stress Management and Crisis Intervention for Law Enforcement and Criminal Psychology: Nature, Nurture, Culture
  • Media commentator for local, regional, national and international radio and TV
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Product ID: 392071
Published 2013
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