“I feel confident in approaching a mental health related situation”

This article comes from our Spring 2019 Newsletter.

Last year, The Guidance Center in partnership with Los Angeles and Long Beach Police Departments and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department developed a series of web-based training videos on mental health for any local or state law enforcement agency across the country to use.

The training videos were publicly launched in October 2018, and since then, the response has been well beyond anything we anticipated, with 200 departments already enrolled. The training videos have received great reviews, too! This is what law enforcement is saying about them:

“These video’s show cops putting their tools and experience to work! The tips make mental health contacts not so challenging and safer when you know what to look for.” – Erik Rueppel, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office

“I feel confident in approaching a mental health related situation and now better understand what to look for and what to say.” – Norma Gonzalez, Los Angeles County Probation Department

“Thank you for seeking funding opportunities and offering free access to the videos to law enforcement. The concept of the Roll Call Mental Health Training videos are terrific. The explanations are short and to the point.” – Araceli Esparza, CSU Chancellor’s Office (oversees California State University campus police departments)

“They are simply AWESOME tool for the LASD! We made it mandatory for every patrol station to view each video in the series – one each week. My team goes to patrol briefings and reinforces the points made in each video. We hope to feature the videos at larger training classes later this year.” – Lt. John Gannon, Mental Evaluation Team, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD)

Any law enforcement agency across the globe can access the videos for free at The Guidance Center’s website: https://www.tgclb.org/roll-call/.

Thank you to Ahmanson Foundation for making it post for us to offer this valuable tool at no cost to law enforcement.