New Alzheimer’s Training for the Firestone Police Department
Starting in May, the Firestone Police Department has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to provide online first responder training to all Firestone Police Officers. All officers have been assigned to complete the Alzheimer’s Association’s online course, “Approaching Alzheimer’s: First Responder Training.” This training helps prepare first responders to handle common calls involving persons with dementia.
Additionally, all officers have recently completed three online training modules concerning law enforcement interactions with persons with Alzheimer’s disease provided through PoliceOne Academy.
The Firestone Police Department’s goal is to provide relevant training to help Firestone Police Officers recognize the signs of Alzheimer’s disease and provide officers with the tools to interact with and to communicate safely and compassionately with people within the community impacted by Alzheimer’s disease.
For more information about the Alzheimer’s Association, visit www.alz.org.
For more information about PoliceOne Academy, visit www.policeoneacademy.com.