Mental Health Update & Interactions w/Developmentally Disabled:
Practical Application of Interview & De-Escalation Strategies for Patrol
Mental Health Update – tabletop scenarios utilizing POST-approved training video program designed to help raise awareness among law enforcement personnel regarding mental illness. The interactive segment provides instruction on how to more effectively handle 5150 calls for service. The program utilizes scenarios to demonstrate some of the key points relevant to handling persons with mental illness, while in-depth interviews with psychologists, subject matter experts, and law enforcement personnel cover different aspects of mental illness and effective handling of 5150 calls. The segment teaches that it is every peace officers’ role and duty to respond to these types of calls and handle them to the best of their ability without use of force or with the least amount of (objectively reasonable) force, based on circumstances.
Where: Norwalk Superior Court, 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Dept. P, 5th Fl., Norwalk, CA 90638
“Class B” uniform is suggested; alternatively, the “Class A” uniform is OK
Civilian attendees wear daily uniform or “business casual” attire (no heels)
Sworn personnel bring Sam/Sally Brown and have that secured in car to retrieve and use during MILO training segment.
Hosted by the LASD Mental Evaluation Team (office): (626) 258-3002
Coordinator is Sergeant Kevin Tiwari (cell): (323) 480-2178
Lead Instructor is Deputy Juan Medrano (cell): (323) 480-0982