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March 22, 2017

Police, firefighters and emergency responders from across Iowa gathered in Iowa City on Monday for a week of training to unlearn everything they know about responding to people with mental illnesses.

The 40-hour crisis intervention training is intended to give law enforcement better tools to identify symptoms of mental illnesses and techniques to de-escalate situations when people they encounter on patrol are having a behavioral health crisis.

Johnson County Sheriff Maj. Steve Dolezal said the training will be a new way of looking at Read More

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