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Local Law Enforcement, First Responders Participate in Crisis Intervention Training

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Waterloo Police Officer Mason Ingram and Columbia EMS Paramedic Matt Strayhorn use crisis intervention techniques with an actor during a role-playing session with an actor at CIT training held at Hope Christian Church.
Waterloo Police Officer Mason Ingram and Columbia EMS Paramedic Matt Strayhorn use crisis intervention techniques with an actor during a role-playing session with an actor at CIT training held at Hope Christian Church.

On any given day on the job, law enforcement personnel and first responders must make quick decisions during interactions with members of the community. When one of those community members is in crisis, how an officer or paramedic engages with an individual can mean the difference between a calm, positive resolution and the escalation of …

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