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Blog Posts By: Sergeant Sean Hess

Training equips KCPD officers to recognize mental illness

April 20, 2015

The current mental health system has struggled to meet the needs of communities due to dwindling funds further diverted to other priorities. A lack of in-patient beds, fewer mental health providers and reduced services created a revolving door to jail, homelessness and crisis situations. In communities all over America, law enforcement officers are pressed into […]


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