The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is committed to enhancing public safety while working in partnership with our citizens to improve their quality of life. In doing so, the Sheriff’s Office sent members of its corrections and patrol divisions to Crisis Intervention Training during the month of October. This program was developed to help police officers react appropriately to situations involving mental illness or developmental disability. The program was held over 5 days and educated Sheriff’s Office staff using both classroom and scenario based training. Sheriff Landers advised that “all staff will attend this beneficial training”.
Law enforcement personnel are most often the first responders and have more frequent contact with individuals that may be in either mental or emotional crisis and we understand that this knowledge can be an invaluable tool.