TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) –
More Tucson Police Department officers will learn how to deal with suspects who may be dealing with a mental health crisis.
Officials say the training will help reduce the amount of situations from turning violent and potentially hurting themselves, officers, or bystanders.
Cenpatico announced on Thursday, May 18, it donated 850 mental health first aid training books to TPD.
So far, only 300 officers have taken the mandatory 8-hour training course with Cenpatico’s curriculum since it started in February.