Archive for January, 2012

A new study done by a member of the Force Science Research Center may “radically alter” how police deadly force is viewed.

This article and broadcast are reproduced here with the kind permission of WSHU. Police officers train to help those with mental illness Mark Herz Fairfield, Conn. February 9, 2010 Decades ago, many people with mental illness lived out their lives with thousands of others, in large state hospitals. Eventually these institutions closed, sending people out […]

Authorities in Long Island are investigating the death of a 31 year-old man last Tuesday. They say he may have died in the way he intended to, in a hail of police bullets, or in what’s known as “suicide by cop.” Read More

Greenwhich Police Department Forms Crisis Intervention Team

This article and broadcast are reproduced here with the kind permission of WSHU. On the beat: Police and people with mental illness Mark Herz New Haven, Conn. February 10, 2010 We head out on patrol with Lieutenant Ray Hassett of the New Haven Police Department. Hassett’s been through Crisis Intervention Team—or CIT—training, which helps police […]

CABLE CIT 2007 STAR for 2007 Awarded to Officer Martin Garcia, West Haven PD Officer Martin Garcia has been a West Haven Police Officer since March of 2002 . He is currently assigned to the Crime Prevention Unit where he serves as the department’s Public Information Officer. He is also assigned to the Division of […]

NAMI-CT CIT Officer Of The Year for 2007 Awarded to Officer Roselyn Ramirez, Waterbury PD In 1997 Officer Ramirez joined the Waterbury Police Department where she has worked in patrol on the midnight shift. In 2003 she became a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team after completing the FBI Crisis Negotiator Course. Officer Ramirez has […]

Retrieved 2/22/08 from (the Providence Journal, Providence, R.I. ) Contributors Andy Rosenzweig: Police and mental-health pros must partner 01:00 AM EST on Saturday, February 23, 2008 ANDY ROSENZWEIG ON FEB. 12 in Pawtucket an emotionally disturbed young man named Jason Swift was killed by the police. None of us can know the danger that […]

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