police training http://wamc.org en Western Mass. Police Officers Train With Berkshire Actors http://wamc.org/post/western-mass-police-officers-train-berkshire-actors <p></p><p>On Friday, actors from the Royal Berkshire Improve Troupe portraying real-life mental health crisis situations helped train law enforcement officers from across Western Massachusetts.</p><p>Organized by the Berkshire County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the unscripted role-playing designed to increase an officer’s confidence in handling a call involving individuals with mental illness, comes after a 40 hr training course the officers participated in to recognize and deal with mental health crises.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:52:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 60516 at http://wamc.org