Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

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03-26-18 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center
Address: 5407 N University St, Poplar 100, Peoria, IL 61614


Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-North Campus-Poplar Hall
Office P100
Classroom P101
5407 N. University Street P100
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan:
Heather Grove:

Mental Health Awareness

Instructor: Gail Sullivan

March 26, 2018
March 27, 2108
8am – 4pm
Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: March 18, 2018
Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum – 64
Changes made to 50 ILCS 705/7(g) (effective January 1, 2018) require officers to receive training once every three years on the topic of mental health awareness and response. 50 ILCS 705/10.17(b) requires the Board to create an introductory course on mental health awareness, attached is the outline for such a course. 

Course Objective

Law enforcement officers have an important role to play in their interactions with community members. This means responding to incidents with individuals who have mental health issues, including diagnosed mental illness. This 8-hour course is meant to provide law enforcement officers with an awareness of mental health issues including a history of the mental health system, types of mental illness, signs and symptoms, common treatments and medications, and the potential interactions law enforcement may have on a regular basis with these individuals, their families, and service providers.
Course Content
  • Recognize the history of the mental health system and its impact on law enforcement and the rest of the criminal justice system.
  • Define Mental Illness
  • Identify common forms of mental illness likely to be encountered including symptoms and behaviors of each
  • Differentiate treatment modalities for mental illness
  • Increase awareness of appropriate law enforcement interaction with individuals who have mental illness
Course Certification Information
MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following: Human Rights, Procedural Justice and Use of Force