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Responder Resilience, September 7, 2022

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Guests, Peter Elste and Scott Alvord, Crisis Team Coordinator and Clinician

Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator Peter Elste works closely with Clinician Scott Alvord on the Danbury Police Crisis Intervention Team. Together, they respond to calls involving mental and behavioral issues to help connect people to available services.

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As a CIT Coordinator, Officer Peter Elste works closely with Crisis Intervention Clinician Scott Alvord on the Danbury Police Crisis Intervention Team. Together, they respond to calls involving mental and behavioral issues in ways that can help connect people to available services.

In this episode Pete and Scott speak about Community Response and their work as a Crisis Intervention Team.  They share what a “typical” CIT shift looks like, the challenges of getting mental health training within law enforcement, and how policing has changed with regards to mental health.

Peter Elste is currently serving with the Danbury Police Department where he is a Field Training Officer, Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator, and a member of the Emergency Services Unit and Peer Support Team.

Scott Alvord, LCSW is an experienced therapist and clinical supervisor. Scott works with the Crisis Intervention Teams for two local Police Departments as their Crisis Intervention Clinician.

Guest, Peter Elste and Scott Alvord

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Peter Elste and Scott Alvord
Guest Occupation
Crisis Team Coordinator and Crisis Clinician
Guest Biography

Peter Elste has been a Police Officer for 21 years, starting with the NYPD 73rd Precinct in Brownsville, Brooklyn as part of the Street Narcotics Unit and Community Conditions Unit.
Pete is currently serving with the Danbury Police Department where he is a Field Training Officer, Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator, and a member of the Emergency Services Unit and Peer Support Team.

Scott Alvord is an experienced therapist and clinical supervisor. Scott works with the Crisis Intervention Teams for two local Police Departments as their Crisis Intervention Clinician. Scott has over a decade of experience in IOP (Intensive Outpatient Programs) PHP (Partial hospitalization programs), and persistent mental health diagnosis support and care. Scott also currently runs a private practice.

Responder Resilience

Responder Resilience show is dedicated to improving the mental and physical well-being of police, fire, EMS, and dispatch personnel. Hosted by Lt. David Dachinger (Ret.), Dr. Stacy Raymond, Psy.D., and Bonnie C. Rumilly, LCSW/EMT-B, these broadcasts feature expert guests sharing vital information about wellness topics for first responders. For resilience strategies with compassion and humanity from the front lines of responder health and wellness, subscribe and watch it here. 

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