282020Oct

Police de-escalation training gaining renewed clout as law enforcement seeks to reduce killings

“Congratulations to all Law Enforcement Agencies in Alamance County. Their commitment to CIT leads to positive results like this. The actions mentioned in the Washington Post story about the Burlington Police Department are exactly what my family experienced a few years ago in Burlington. The de-escalation skills work. My family has experienced incidents involving mental… Police de-escalation training gaining renewed clout as law enforcement seeks to reduce killings

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62019Dec

Stepping Up Task Force Meeting December 5th, 2019

The Stepping Up Semi-Annual Task Force meeting was held with approximately 35 community leaders and stakeholders in attendance. Highlights of the program featured updates as well as Chief District Court Judge Tom Lambeth speaking to the group relative to work being done in the county around Bail Bond Policy Revision and our Pretrial Supervision Program.  A… Stepping Up Task Force Meeting December 5th, 2019

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252019Oct

Sequential Intercept Mapping Exercise Held October 24th and 25th, 2019

This day and a half workshop focused on people with mental illness and co-occurring disorders, involved with the criminal justice system in our county and more than 25 participants from across the criminal justice continuum participated including advocates, law enforcement executives, behavioral health providers, judges and a host of community leaders—as well as individuals with… Sequential Intercept Mapping Exercise Held October 24th and 25th, 2019

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92019Oct

CIT Graduation

Alamance County is excited over the full support of all law enforcement jurisdictions within the county in having entire agencies trained in Crisis Intervention Team Training (40 hour course). In addition, EMS also is sending many of its staff. 10 CIT trainings for Law Enforcement and EMS have taken place since October 2016 including 180… CIT Graduation

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72019Mar

Local team invited to AG’s Roundtable on Pretrial Release Services. January 18, 2019, Raleigh NC

A local team from Alamance County was among 18 counties invited to attend Attorney General Josh Stein’s Roundtable on Pretrial Release and Accountability. Included in the local team were the Sheriff, the District Attorney, the Magistrate,  our Clerk of Superior Court, our Chief Superior Court Judge and Chief District Court Judge;  as well as the… Local team invited to AG’s Roundtable on Pretrial Release Services. January 18, 2019, Raleigh NC

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182018Dec

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Graduation December 7th

The final Crisis Intervention Team Training for Law Enforcement and First Responders for 2018, was held the week of December 3rd -7th at Lake McIntosh Clubhouse in Burlington.  Approximately 25 officers and first responders completed this nationally accredited course and graduated on December 7th, 2018. This brings the total LE and First Responders completing this… Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Graduation December 7th

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182018Dec

NC Rehabilitation Conference in Cary, NC on November 8, 2018

Commissioner Bob Byrd and Kirk Puckett, Public Information Officer for the Sheriff’s Office presented on the Stepping Up Initiative in Alamance County at the NC Rehabilitation Annual Conference in Cary, NC on November 8th.  The presentation highlighted the national crisis of those with mental illness or mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse, who are being… NC Rehabilitation Conference in Cary, NC on November 8, 2018

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182018Dec

Stepping Up Initiative Task Force Meeting October 4th, 2018

Approximately 50 community leaders, agency heads and citizen advocates gathered at the ARMC Cancer Center Auditorium on October 4th to hear updates on Alamance County Stepping Up including information on the Mental Health Crisis Response Team at the Sheriff’s Office, Pre-Trial Release Planning efforts, latest data;  as well as viewing a video featured on the… Stepping Up Initiative Task Force Meeting October 4th, 2018

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