an effort to address community concerns and to improve both
community and agency understanding, the following steps have
been taken at the Clay County Sheriff's Office to expand mental
health training and programs.
Incident Management , based on Memphis model, improves
the ability of officers to deal safely with individuals
with mental illness or substance use disorders.
Survival for Law Enforcement Officers increases
deputy skills to balance their personal and family needs
with the extreme demands of the job.
Family Orientation offers family members insight
into the job of new deputy and ways to preserve stability
Citizen Forms offer individuals or group homes
to register helpful information in the CCSO database
that might help deputies perform their duties more safely.
For example, some families request that deputies
be aware that a person lives at their address that has
behavior problems, but may be unable to understand commands
given by deputy.
Family Association offers a support group and activities
for family members of leo
Incident Response Team comprised of several deputies
selected for special training to give support to responding
deputies at certain high stress calls
Disaster Team comprised of volunteer community
clergy specially trained to augment CCSO response in
the case of a natural or manmade disaster.
Training provides positive management of agency
personnel based on core values and accepted criteria
for good leadership.