Idaho cops training to respond to mental illness calls
The Idaho Region VII Crisis Intervention Team gives offices the tools they need to respond to a crisis involving the mentally ill
By Joelyn Hansen
Idaho Falls Post-Register
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Police officers carry 15 pounds of equipment around their waists while on the job, ready to respond to a variety of situations.
But in the event officers need to deal with a mentally unstable person, what's on their belt isn't necessarily going to help.
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