Saranac Lake Police Officer Thomas Lauzon, right, shakes hands with Don Kamin, director of the Institute for Policing, Mental Health and Community Collaboration, after graduating from crisis training mental health program that Kamin and Cheektowaga Police Chief Brain Gould ran this week. (Business photo – Aaron Cerbone) PAUL SMITHS –Read More →

MECOSTA COUNTY – A collaboration between Mecosta and Osceola County Sheriff’s Departments and Meceola Central Expedition plans provide critical crisis training to first responders in the region. The Mecosta County Council of Commissioners authorized the submission of a grant application to the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority’s Risk Avoidance ProgramRead More →

Modern technology, the internet and social media have been a catalyst for major changes in defense and security. In addition to fighting on the ground, armies and governments must also win the battle of hearts and minds. It becomes increasingly difficult as adversaries employ more complex tactics to spread disinformation.Read More →

Emporia State University Psychology Department Chairman Jim Persinger led various school professionals through his PREPaRE training to deal with crises at Visser Hall Schools on the ESU campus on Thursday and last Friday. The training was funded by a $ 23,610 grant from the Kansas Health Foundation to equip schoolRead More →

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (WAFF) – Mental health issues are central to the Tennessee Valley. On Thursday evening, Huntsville City Council approved a resolution to build a new crisis diversion center to help people who are often ignored and don’t know where to go. Police Chief Mark McMurray said the new centerRead More →

County executive Marc Elrich discussed the recommendations of his task force on reinventing public safety on Thursday. A Montgomery County Police Task Force is calling for crisis training for recruits and a focus on Taser use among the 87 recommendations it shared on Thursday. The group also wants to eliminateRead More →

CALDWELL, Texas (KBTX) – The Burleson County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Cedar Park Hospital to offer mental health crisis training this week. The course was free and focused on de-escalation practices. Law enforcement officers from across the Brazos Valley showed up throughout the week to listen to a first-handRead More →