Crisis Intervention Training
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All Sheriff’s Police Officers by virtue of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Basic Law Enforcement Curriculum have received disturbance call and crisis intervention training as part of their police certification.
There is a 40-hour specialized course where officers will learn skills and knowledge to effectively and safely interact with someone who is experiencing a crisis, including a mental health episode.
There are over 1500 active Advanced Mental Health trained officers working in the Cook County Department of Corrections. In addition, there are 200 Crisis Intervention trained correctional officers.