Article: Community Police Relations

NCCJD Criminal Justice Attorney Fellow Ariel Simms and Officer Sean Collins of The Arc of Pikes Peaks Disability Response Team and the Colorado Springs Police Department co-authored this article that appears in the March 2017 issue of The Police Chief magazine. The article presents a critical message to police chiefs and other law enforcement leadership all over the world, highlighting the need for a more accurate definition of “crisis” and further collaboration between the law enforcement and disability communities. Further, it addresses the importance of shifting focus in law enforcement from crisis intervention alone to an approach that also includes crisis prevention and a better understanding of disability.

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Date posted: March 22, 2017. Content created by The Autism NOW Center. Last updated: March 22, 2017.

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