1. Patricia Eaton
    July 10, 2020 @ 12:31 am

    It sounds like it was a good meeting. Was there any discussion regarding any extra training for these officers in dealing with Mental illness? Classes that focus on individuals that are in an exabberated episode and how to bring the anxiety levels down so it does not end in firing weapons. There have been a few incidents in Southern Oregon that ended in death of an individual possibly off of their meds., etc.

    Thank you.


    • Geri Ventura
      July 12, 2020 @ 9:59 am

      Yes Patricia, there was discussion about handling mental health, homeless and addict calls. GPPD officers do receive training, but obviously having social services available that specialize in these kinds of calls would improve the services our community provides. GPPD has two Community Service Officers and OPTIONS for Southern Oregon are on call to assist with people that require additional resources.


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