logo for print

Tenn. officers get new crisis training for EDPs

By Jacqueline Koch
Chattanooga Times Free Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — This area's new crisis intervention team marks a significant change in perception among law enforcement personnel and community members about mentally ill people, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond said.

Now such people are called mental health consumers -- not patients, not clients, not mentally ill people. They're treated differently than people encountered during normal calls for service, and they're offered assistance instead of just being thrown in jail during a crisis, he said.

Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy

Full story: Tenn. officers get new crisis training for EDPs

Recommended for you

Join the discussion

Thanks! You've been successfully signed up for the P1 career newsletter!

Copyright © 2018 PoliceOne.com. All rights reserved.