Oakland Police Dept. Receive Training on Mental Illnesses
Nearly 10% of the Oakland Police Department's 650 patrol officers have completed a training program for dealing with individuals with mental illnesses, post-traumatic stress disorder and other issues. Data show that the department receives about 19 mental health-related 911 calls each day, or nearly 7,000 annually.
- "Oakland Police Trained on Mental Illness" (Kuruvila, San Francisco Chronicle, 4/5).