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Claremore police increase mental health training

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CALLS.

2 WORKS FOR YOU'SCHRIS DIMARIA... SHOWS USWHAT THEY'RE DOING TO HELPOFFICERS RESPONDING TOMENTAL HEALTH CALLS.BRIAN BURNETT / CLAREMOREPOLICE DEPARTMENT: "ATLEAST ONCE A DAY YOU'REDEALING WITH A MENTAL HEALTHCALL, PER OFFICER."FOR PATROLMAN BRIAN BURNETTRESPONDING TO MENTAL HEALTHCALLS IS A CONSTANT..

HOWHE'S TRAINED TO DO SO..

HASCHANGED GREATLY DURING HIS19 YEARS ON THE FORCEBRIAN BURNETT / CLAREMOREPOLICE DEPARTMENT: "HOW TOTALK TO THEM, HOW TO STAND,HOW TO INTERACT, HOW TO CALMTHAT SITUATION DOWN - TOPREVENT ANY KIND OF PHYSICALALTERCATION." CLAREMOREPOLICE..

NOW TAKING THATTRAINING A STEP FURTHER.BURNETT IS TAKING A 40-HOURCLASS..

TO BRING BACK TO THEDEPARTMENT..

TO TEACH HISFELLOW OFFICERS.CHIEF STAN BROWN / CLAREMOREPOLICE DEPARTMENT: "WE KNOWAND RELATE TO EACH OTHER.

WEWORK WITH EACH OTHER, SO WEUNDERSTAND.

WHEN ONE OF OURPEERS COMES BACK AND SAYS,'HEY, THIS IS SOMETHING ILEARNED AND IT WORKS', IT'SBETTER RECEIVED BY THEIRPEERS." OFFICERS CAN'TALWAYS BE PREPARED TOIDENTIFY WHAT THE EXACTPROBLEM IS..

AND FIGURE OUTTHE RIGHT TREATMENT.

THAT'SWHY CLAREMORE OFFICERS ARENOW EQUIPPED WITH BACKUP.BRIAN BURNETT / CLAREMOREPOLICE DEPARTMENT: "WE HAVEAN OPTION TO CALL SOMEBODYUP ON THAT IPAD, AND THEYCAN HAVE A FACE-TO-FACECONVERSATION." MENTAL HEALTHCOUNSELORS..

LIKE KERI ALVA.KERI ALVA / PROFESSIONALCOUNSELOR: "IT'S IMMENSELYHELPFUL BECAUSE I CAN HEARDIRECTLY FROM THE PERSON ANDCOUNSELOR: "IT'S IMMENSELYHELPFUL BECAUSE I CAN HEARDIRECTLY FROM THE PERSON ANDASK THEM DIRECT QUESTIONS."CHRIS DIMARIA / FACEBOOK -CHRIS DIMARIA KJRH: "THEIPADS ARE JUST ONE MORE OFTHE MANY TOOLS CLAREMOREPOLICE CAN USE WHILE THEY'REOUT IN THE FIELD."BRIAN BURNETT / CLAREMOREPOLICE DEPARTMENT:"PERSONALLY, THERE'S BEENSEVERAL INCIDENTS WHEN IDON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD HAVEDONE WITHOUT IT." ALVA SAYSIMMEDIATELY BRINGING THECOUNSELOR TO THE PERSON ..GIVES THEM THE RIGHT FIRSTSTEP TOWARD GETTING THE HELPTHEY NEED.KERI ALVA / PROFESSIONALCOUNSELOR: "I'VE ACTUALLYHAD PEOPLE WHO REALLYWEREN'T WANTING TO COME INAND GET HELP, AND SINCE THEYSAW MY FACE AND I SAID 'I'MHERE AT THE I-O-C AND I'LLBE HERE WHEN YOU GET HERE',THEY'VE BEEN MORECOMFORTABLE WITH THAT." THISTRAINING WILL BE MANDATORYFOR THE FIRST TIME THISYEAR..

AND THE IPADS ARE NOWA TOOL FOROFFICERS JUST LIKE THIER NEWBODY AND DASH CAMS. INCLAREMORE, CHRIS DIMARIA, 2WORKS FOR YOU.A NEW BILL COULD MAKE ITILLEGAL FO




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