RCMP Crisis Intervention and De-escalation Course Videos with BCSS Volunteers

“Since January 2012, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have been participating in the Crisis Intervention and De-escalation course developed by the British Columbia Police Services Division.

This course was developed to provide all police officers in BC more education about mental health, police responsibilities, and effective communication techniques & strategies for people in crisis, including those suffering from mental illnesses. Presently, the RCMP has over 50% of it’s members trained in the Crisis Intervention & De-escalation course (CID) in BC. We have found that training in smaller communities can be difficult as they often lack in mental health resources in comparison to places like the Lower Mainland.

In December 2013, the RCMP and the British Columbia Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) came together to make a resource video available to RCMP members in these smaller communities and to those attending the Pacific Region Training Centre in Chilliwack. The purpose of the video was to provide RCMP members with more insight into what it is like to live with various mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorders. We also reviewed the positive and negative interactions these volunteers have had with the police in order to learn how to improve our own communication techniques. We normally train about 1800 members per year at our Operational Skills Training (0ST) Centre in Chilliwack. This year we are hoping to train an additional 1500-1800 members in Crisis Intervention and De-escalation in their own communities. The video will be essential in helping us to make that happen.” – Cst. Rodney Wagner

Here are the resulting videos:

Ashleigh RCMP Training Video from Tailored Tech on Vimeo.

Geraldine RCMP Training Video from Tailored Tech on Vimeo.

Kimball RCMP Training Video from Tailored Tech on Vimeo.

Natasha RCMP Training Video from Tailored Tech on Vimeo.

Tracy RCMP Training Video from Tailored Tech on Vimeo.


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