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  • NAMI NJ Law Enforcement Education Program

    The NAMI NJ Law Enforcement Education Program is dedicated to ensuring that law enforcement officers and recruits receive mental illness education, and to promoting cooperation and communication between county criminal justice and mental health systems throughout the state.

    Each county affiliate has at least one NAMI liaison who can be called upon to teach a basic class in mental illness awareness for law enforcement. The class can take from one half hour to two hours, depending upon the needs of the audience. The class includes a brief history of the treatment of mental illness, a 12 minute video about its biological nature, a review of symptoms and warning signs, a discussion of the 1989 Psychiatric Emergency Screening Law and its significance for police officers, and an explanation of the DOs and DON'Ts for law enforcement dealing with mental illness crisis situations.

    Visit: http://www.naminj.org/programs/lee/lee.html for information, downloads and links.
    Originally posted by SSD
    It has long been the tradition on this forum and as well as professionally not to second guess or Monday morning QB the officer's who were actually on-scene and had to make the decision. That being said, I don't think that your discussion will go very far on this board.
    Originally posted by Iowa #1603
    And now you are arguing about not arguing..................

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