State police addressing training for mental illness

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.



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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state police have met with mental health officials to discuss how it trains troopers to handle people with mental illness.

Capt. Stephen Jones says members of the state police training academy have met with mental health officials in New Jersey to discuss working new methods into their training.

Jones says that the National Alliance on Mental Illness New Jersey and the Mental Health Association in New Jersey have offered valuable training products. He says police have made plans for future collaborations to enhance existing scenario-based training and that one of the agencies has offered actors to take part in the trainings.

The meeting with mental health officials was first reported by NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1AucH8T ).

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