Workshop 6

"Profiling in 'Terry' stops and assisting mentally ill citizens"

Profiling minority groups in stop and frisk “Terry” stops has come under recent public and legal scrutiny.   

  • Participants engage in discussion about the NYPD experience and resulting court and department actions
  • Exercises review the legal requirements for “reasonable articulable suspicion”
  • Case studies highlight the relationships between cultural assumptions and profiling

Both safety and humane treatment are primary objectives in police interactions with the mentally ill.

  • Discussion focuses on crisis intervention, de-escalation and communication training specific to those with mental illness
  • Exercises highlight effective communications skills during critical mental health incidents