Join us for a conversation with Ernie Stevens from the Emmy Award Winning HBO Documentary, Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops. This film shows how community policing can make a difference in the lives of those who are suffering. It also shows the importance of having empathy, and how the most successful crisis cops connect with the person, instead of seeing the call as a problem.
We discuss why a responder seeing a therapist should be encouraged rather than stigmatized. Ernie also talks about how to build trust in a community, how the culture and training in law enforcement can teach mental health de-escalation techniques and skills, the importance of family in a successful law enforcement career and much more.