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Law enforcement officers continue to be the primary first responders to persons experiencing mental health crisis. In response, many law enforcement agencies have incorporated crisis intervention teams and trained officers as crisis intervention specialists. This webinar will examine the different models law enforcement agencies across the nation have employed for responding to persons in mental health crisis. It will discuss the principles upon which this strategy is based. It will then conclude by examining the empirical research on the broad impacts crisis intervention training, and crisis intervention teams. It will examine whether these interventions have had any impact on levels of care and instances of citizen or officer injuries.