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Norwich officers talk down possible jumper

Norwich Officers Talk down man from roof of parking garage.

By GREG SMITH

The Bulletin

Posted Sep 20, 2011 @ 10:32 PM

Norwich police are crediting two veteran police officers with talking down a despondent person found on the roof of a downtown parking garage Tuesday. 
At 11:02 a.m., police were called to the Water Street parking garage for reports of a man on the roof. Officers Damian Martin and Kenneth Nieves, both trained Crisis Intervention Team members, responded and spoke with the man. They determined he was suffering a medical emergency because of recent family problems, according to police.
The officers quickly calmed him and convinced him to step down from the roof and seek medical attention, Sgt.  James C. Tetreault said.   The man was taken to The William W. Backus Hospital for evaluation. Police did not release the man’s name.


 

Police talk man out of suicide attempt on U.S. 95 overpass

Las Vegas Review Journal

A man threatening to jump from an overpass snarled traffic on U.S. Highway 95 in the southeast valley for more than an hour Thursday before officers were able to dissuade him from committing suicide.

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New state-of-the-art behavioral health-care

 

New state-of-the-art behavioral health-care facilities to open in August In Tucson, AZ.

Two new crisis intervention and treatment facilities scheduled to open in mid-August on Pima County’s Kino Campus will improve dramatically the availability of emergency medical and behavioral health-care services in Southern Arizona. The state-of-the-art Behavioral Health Pavilion and Crisis Response Center (MED) will provide coordinated services and a continuum of care for anyone in Pima County experiencing a medical emergency or behavioral health crisis.
 
The building of Pima County's first psychiatric urgent care facility would get law enforcement officials back on the job sooner and provide rapid triage for nonviolent offenders and others.
The site will be open 24 hours a day 7 days a week and offer non-refusal services to anyone in crisis.
 
 
 
 
 
 

HCSO participates in CIT training

For Cpl. Brian Paone of St. Mary's Police Department, it was just another day on the job, but the unusual situation he was faced with could have ended in violence or jail time had he not been part of Georgia's Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) ...

http://www.accessnorthga.com/detail.php?n=240722


 

Portland officer talks suicidal man off Vista Bridge

Two people jogging along Southwest Portland's Vista Bridge last month spotted a man -- shirtless and yelling about his ex-wife -- standing on the sidewalk, grasping the concrete railing with both hands and peering over the side of the city's infamous "Suicide Bridge."

By the time Officer Stuart Palmiter arrived at the scene, the man had climbed onto the railing and was threatening to jump.

Palmiter and the man engaged in a 45-minute conversation.

That conversation, and a chance encounter last week in downtown Portland, offer a glimpse into the world of the city's street cops who deal with the mentally ill. It has been an ongoing challenge for the bureau and a source of controversy. The federal Justice Department last week launched an investigation to see if Portland police have used excessive force, particularly against people with mental illness following a spike in police shootings the past 18 months.

read more...http://blog.oregonlive.com/portland_impact/print.html?entry=/2011/06/post_93.html

 
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