"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