PCC’s Public Safety officers attend major law enforcement training in Columbia County

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Last week, Portland Community College sent five Public Safety officers to a five-day, 40-hour crisis intervention team training in Columbia County. The officers skills were tested in specially designed scenarios so they can identify, communicate and assist people suffering a mental health crisis.derrickfoxworth-copy

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“This is the exact training that police and sheriff departments provide to their members,” said PCC Public Safety Director Derrick Foxworth. “This training provides officers with enhanced skills should they come across someone experiencing a mental crisis.”

Participating PCC officers were Kyle Clark, Todd Johnson, James Moir, Carissa Rudnick and Tom Semph.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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