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May 19 2023

News Story: Lake County officers graduate program with acute skills in mental health, substance abuse intervention

Officers in 14 of Lake County’s police departments have taken steps to enhance their skills in crisis intervention through a weeklong course centered on helping individuals struggling with substance abuse, mental illness and more.

Hammond, Highland, Munster, Griffith, Gary, the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District and Canadian National Railroad police departments sent officers to participate in a Crisis Intervention Team course. The 40-hour class culminated in a graduation ceremony Friday night at the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.

Read more about the crisis intervention program’s graduates.