Roll Call Mental Health Training Series

The Guidance CenterThis series of web-based mental health training videos from The Guidance Center—a nonprofit child and family mental health service provider— provides officers with tools to readily identify the signs of mental illness in the field and to safely and effectively de-escalate these encounters.

Made in partnership with the Long Beach and Los Angeles Police Departments and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, these videos are available to any local or state law enforcement agency across the country to use at no cost. The series is formatted so that the videos can be shown during roll call, before the officers go into the field, and do not require taking anyone off duty. Topics covered include nonviolent de-escalation tactics, how to assess serious mental illness, potential suicides, strategies for children, understanding autism, writing effective holds, and self-care.