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Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities: 10 Facts Officers Need to Know

Ben Melendrez, Detective, Albuquerque, New Mexico Police Department; James Turner, Senior Police Officer, Austin, Texas Police Department; Leah Pope, Research Fellow, Vera Institute of Justice; Leigh Ann Davis, Director of Criminal Justice Initiatives, The Arc

This webinar, from the Serving Safely Webinar Series, provides 10 practical tips law enforcement officers can use to effectively serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Additionally, the webinar presenters share information about how officers can seek further training through the "Pathways to Justice" law enforcement module.

Date Created: February 10, 2020