Year: 1983 Source: The Counseling Psychologist, v.11, no.2, (1983), p.49-54 SIEC No: 19842487

The authors suggest that crisis intervention techniques need to be used in situations where normal police methods will not work, e.g. dealing with suicidal persons. A police generalist approach is recommended in which every field officer is instructed in basic skills for handling crisis situations. Several sources of conflicts within police training are described. It is concluded that collaboration between counselling psychology & police is long overdue. (26 refs.)