First Contact with the Justice System: Providing Police Services for Persons with Mental Health Problems – Constable Michael Alford – (23:47)

Constable Michael Alford – (23:47)

Court Liaison Officer, RCMP, Kings County District, Kentville, NS

This section will feature serving police officers who will survey many contemporary policing policies, practices and problems. Urban and rural issues and responses

• Emerging understandings of persons with mental health problems and the adaptation of police attitudes and services
• Ensuring respectful and peaceful outcomes
• Protecting the rights of suspects, witnesses and victims with mental health problems
• Developing awareness of the mental health dimensions of providing police services.