On this episode of Broad & High, Terry Allen’s Deer Sculptures, Jim Arter’s Life Within Art, Artist Profile: Mike Elsass, and The Heart Gallery. They’re just two deer, lounging on the banks of the Scioto River watching the world go by. The city of Columbus recently commissioned Santa Fe artist Terry Allen to create and [...]
Some Police Officers Drop “Tough Guy” Approach to Help Mentally Ill
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Ohio has trained more than 3,000 police officers how to deal with people who have mental health problems.
Andrew Savada of the Streetsboro Police says THESE days, when he encounters a criminal suspect or troublemaker with symptoms of mental illness, he drops the “tough-guy” approach he used to use all the time. Instead, Savada says he uses the approach he learned in crisis intervention training.
Police say this new approach has two advantage: it gets treatment for citizens who need it, and it helps keep police officers from being injured or killed.