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Pre-arrest and Pre-booking Diversion and Mental Health in Policing
 
RESEARCH
 

A pre-booking/prearrest program in Seattle resulted in a reduction in re-arrest. Texas should raise the requirement for crisis intervention training in the Basic Peace Officer Academy licensing course from the current 24 hours to 40 hours. Texas should also require the 40-hour CIT course for in-service training in the next training cycle for all officers.

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