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

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.

Constable Michael Alford – (23:47)

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