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PCC’s Public Safety officers attend major law enforcement training in Columbia County

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Last week, Portland Community College sent five Public Safety officers to a five-day, 40-hour crisis intervention team training in Columbia County. The officers skills were tested in specially designed scenarios so they can identify, communicate and assist people suffering a mental health crisis.derrickfoxworth-copy

Read an article and view a video about the training.

“This is the exact training that police and sheriff departments provide to their members,” said PCC Public Safety Director Derrick Foxworth. “This training provides officers with enhanced skills should they come across someone experiencing a mental crisis.”

Participating PCC officers were Kyle Clark, Todd Johnson, James Moir, Carissa Rudnick and Tom Semph.

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James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, is the Public Relations Manager at Portland Community College. A graduate of Portland State University, James has worked as a section editor for the Newberg Graphic, Wo... more »