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2013 Master's Level Graduate Research Conference

Session I - Session II - Session III

Emotionally Disturbed Person Training

The major purpose of the research project was to explore Emotionally Disturbed Person training within police departments and to determine the necessity for more modern training techniques. This was based upon the alternate hypothesis that there is a specific need or no need for an adjustment in the way the Newark Police Department trains for Emotionally Disturbed Person complaints. Therefore, the project was designed to measure the effectiveness of current Emotionally Disturbed Person training and establish plausible alternatives. The findings revealed several key points. The researcher found that employees prefer more training in the area of Emotionally Disturbed Persons. The Newark Police Department is not keeping up with current Emotionally Disturbed Person training. Several conclusions were drawn from the culmination of the research. Law enforcement wants more training in the area of Emotionally Disturbed Persons. The Newark Police Department could be doing a better job in this area. Department confidence on handling these types of calls is important to officers in the Newark Police Department. The recommendations that the research supported is more training in regards to Emotionally Disturbed Persons. NPD members have only had 16 hours of training on Emotionally Disturbed Persons which was received in their basic police academy. The researcher found that more emphasis should be placed on the relationship between the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and the Newark Police Department when handling Emotionally Disturbed Persons.

Presenter: Randy Kuhn (Keuka College) --
Topic: Criminal Justice - Panel
Location: 125 Hartwell
Time: 1:45 pm (Session III)