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What, When and How: Understanding what you're seeing, when and how to most effectively respond to those with a Mental Illness

  • February 26, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Eugene Police Training Facility
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What, When, and How: Understanding what you’re seeing, when, and how to most effectively respond to those with a         

Mental Illness


Target Audience:

Law Enforcement, Disptachers, Parole & Probation any First Responders

Sponsoring Agency:

Oregon Peace Officers Association and Eugene Police Department

Date and Time:

February 26, 2019  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:45 a.m. check-in)


$75 OPOA members
$95 non-OPOA members (membership included if qualified)

Training Location:

Eugene Police Training Facility

1705 W. 2nd Ave.

Eugene, OR 97402


 Sara Dotson, Doug Akin, Jennifer Leonard, Ashley Berg, Sgt. Tyrone Jenkins, Deputy Jacob Lacome with Polk County Behavioral Health/ Mobile Crisis Team
DPSST Training Category: General

Brief Overview:

  • A brief over view of how Polk County, using the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) and state funding, developed programs that address recidivism with those individuals that experience a severe and persistent mental illness.  Presentation will review pitfalls and successes.
  • Information on symptoms and behaviors officers may observe when dealing with individuals with mental illness.  It will provide insight on the personal experiences and the impact these disorders have on those that have them.   Lastly, we will review techniques that are particularly helpful when addressing a person who is symptomatic.
  • The impact of trauma on our youth.  It looks at the ACES study and discusses how traumatized youth, without interventions, grow up to be our criminal justice system’s troubled adults.  We will address how officers, often times being that first line of defense, can help create change.
  • Pitfalls of getting wrapped up in the behaviors and attitudes of the individuals we respond to.  We will look at how to more effectively address difficulty behaviors while reducing our own stress, decreasing risk of personal injury, and risk of unneeded force ultimately reducing liability.
  • Q & A presented by Mobile Crisis team lead by Deputy Jacob Lacombe

Contact Information:

Alicia Davis at (970) 412-4544 or training4@opoa.info.


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