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    Erie Community College
  Feb 17, 2018
Spring 2018 Catalog

LE 232 - Emotionally Disturbed People

Credit Hours: .5

This course is designed to familiarize police officers with mental illness, the symptoms of same, victim encounters with law enforcement, available legal and medical assistance, suicide assessment and intervention, and criminal arrest versus or in addition to mental health response.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • explain the nature of mental illness;
  • identify the symptoms of true mental illness;
  • list major treatments for various types of mental illness;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the NYS Mental Hygiene Law;
  • distinguish between voluntary and involuntary psychiatric hospitalization;
  • illustrate situations where police MAY transport patients and when they MUST transport patients; and
  • explain the role of police in situations involving the apparently mentally ill in terms of when to arrest and when to transport for mental hygiene evaluation.


Year Round (N)