Falken DT Training

Persons with mental illnesses, drug or alcohol addictions, or disorders such as autism can present police officers with difficult challenges. In some cases, a person may brandish a weapon or otherwise appear to pose a threat to the public, to the police, or to himself or herself. The threat may be a real one, or the situation may be less dangerous that it appears, and often it is difficult to assess the level of danger. These situations become more complicated when, because of their conditions, persons cannot communicate effectively with police officers. This course provides the necessary training in addressing the nature of the challenges and providing promising solutions.