Search
  • Nikos Leverenz

HHHRC Plays Key Role in HPD's Crisis Intervention Training



The Honolulu Police Department has renewed its initiative to build mental health understanding and awareness among its officers by developing a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) within the department.


Executive Directors Heather Lusk of HHHRC and Kumi Macdonald of NAMI Hawaii serve as community co-chairs for this initiative, working with Major Mike Lambert of the HPD Training Division to coordinate and provide the 40 hours of officer certification training. 15 HPD officers were certified in September and another class is planned for January.


Along with Heather, HHHRC team members JP Moses, Natalia Werkoff, Robin Zeller and Andy Staley helped to provide training in the September session. HPD plans to build their CIT group to 200 officers and certify 400 officers in Mental Health First Aid in the next two years.


Subject matter experts interested in helping to provide training on different mental health topics are invited to attend the January session as part of their own preparation and contact Heather.

87 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

A belated mahalo nui loa to Jason W. Hanawalt for his legacy gift to HHHRC. As a beneficiary of the Jason W. Hanawalt trust, HHHRC will be able to support our community for years to come. Born in Indi

On May 13, HHHRC Executive Director Heather Lusk appeared on Living 808 on KHON2 to encourage people to walk on June 25 and support National Mental Health Acceptance Week.

AIDS-WALK-PRELIM-LOGO-2022-white.png

JOIN US SATURDAY JUNE 25