Charles A. McClelland, Jr
Chief of Police
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See the Fox 26 news video.
First responders are seeking counseling and are not afraid to admit it. It appears the stigma against seeking psychological counseling is starting to fade. See the Wall Street Journal article.
Read the article in the Chicago Tribune News Online.
Read the article on CNN U.S.
Visit the website of the Houston Recover Center that manages the Houston Center for Sobriety.
Alleged shooter of New Orleans police officer has history of mental illness. Read the story in The Times-Picayune.
Read about the largest single-plaintiff settlement in the history of the Chicago Police Department in the International Business Times article.
Read the article on the New York Times Opinion Page.
Read the USA Today article.
Read the article on PoliceOne.com.
The Houston Police Department’s Homeless Outreach Team has received a new van that will help keep the officers and homeless safe. Read the article from the Houston Chronicle.
Read the interview of Betsy Schwartz, former Executive Director of Mental Health America of Greater Houston in the Houston Chronicle.
Read the story from the Houston Chronicle.
An honored and respected 18-year veteran dead in apparent suicide. See the article on PoliceOne.com.
The Portland (OR) Police Department develops a CIT program after disbanding it and makes other changes. Read the article in The Bulletin.
The Portland, Oregon Police Department responds to a 14-month investigation by the Department of Justice into the use of excessive force against the mentally ill. Read the article on OregonLive.
Police respond up to 18 times per day straining officers and resources. See the Los Angeles Times article.
An excellent example of why we need to be aware of our surroundings and take CIT calls seriously. See the article on PoliceOne.com.
Read about new drug “Cloud Nine” on PoliceOne.com
Suicide is the number two cause of death in the military. Read the story on the USA Today website.
The Houston Police Department’s Mental Health Unit received a generous gift of $5,000.00 to support its programs for responding to individuals in serious mental health crises. The donation is greatly appreciated.
Read the PoliceOne.com article.
An excellent example of a safe and professional response to a person in a state of excited delirium from PoliceOne.com.
Learn about training opportunities regarding Alzheimer’s Disease through the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Visit the Treatment Advocacy Center, an excellent resource regarding mental health issues.
Read the PoliceOne article.
Read the interesting article in the New York Times.
The CDC reports 1 in 88 kids has some form as autism. Read article on Clikk2Houston.com