Detroit officers receive training on how to tell when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis
DETROIT – Police officers in Detroit are getting new tools and training on how to spot when someone is having a mental health crisis and what they need to do to deescalate those situations. The main topic is how to identify when someone is having a mental health crisis. Detroit Police Department Captain Tonya Leonard-Gilbert said they are interacting with more people who may have mental health issues. “We’re in hopes of reducing the use of emergency services for individuals that are experiencing the mental health crisis,” Leonard-Gilbert said. READ: Detroit police officers to respond to mental health crisis calls with the assistance of a behavioral health specialist
Detroit authorities honor female officers, firefighters, EMS workers
DETROIT Every year, the Detroit Public Safety Foundation holds an event to honor female first responders. This year, the event was forced outside at the last minute, but authorities still found a way to honor 10 police officers, firefighters and EMS workers who are now public role models. Detroit police Chief James Craig was quick to point out the number of women in the department, especially those who have climbed the ladder. Between the Detroit Police Department and the Detroit Fire Department, there were 10 nominees for Officer and Fire Department Woman of the Year. While some of the other nominees said winning would be nice, their message of female empowerment was more important.