09/27/2011

NH police may lack training in psychological emergencies

Some agencies have sent officers to 40-hour crisis intervention training programs but have not formed teams

By Maddie Hanna
Concord Monitor

CONCORD, N.H. — The man was lying in his bathtub, digging a razor into his arm and dragging it from wrist to elbow when Sgt. Stephen Burke opened the door to the apartment.

The Rochester sergeant saw a man determined to kill himself. But he and the two other police officers in the apartment that day in March didn't charge forward to force him to stop.

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