Mental health training for law enforcement professionals.

  title={Mental health training for law enforcement professionals.},
  author={Heidi S Vermette and Debra A. Pinals and Paul S Appelbaum},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  volume={33 1},
The purpose of this pilot study was to determine topics of interest and preferred modalities of training for police officers in their work with persons with mental illness. Police officers across Massachusetts attending in-service mental health training were asked to rate the importance of potential mental health topics and the effectiveness of potential training modalities on a Likert-type scale. Additional data collected included the officer's experience, level of education, motivation for… CONTINUE READING