Mental Health Screening for Police Reform Nationwide

Mental Health Screening for Police Reform Nationwide

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morgan crouch started this petition to U.S. House of Representatives and

Recent events have brought attention to police reform. I'd like to start a petition for a plan to implement across the country in all police departments. These new standards would be put into effect in order to ensure that police have the training they need in order to both protect themselves and the citizens of the United States.

1. Extending the hours of initial police training as well as implementing mandatory annual training every year after joining the force. this would include de-escalation training, firearm proficiency training, mental health classes, and diversity training.

2. Extensive mandatory Mental Health screening for all officers annually. This is to make sure our protectors are mentally healthy and in the right mindset. This would eliminate those who have anger issues, sadistic tendencies, or racist tendencies.

3. Police officers will also have mandatory community-relations training. Possibly police hosted community events and/or community service hours with locals. This would allow for both locals to establish trust with officers and for police officers to create better relations with those they protect.

4. Police Departments will also have stricter punishments for officers. One warning and then termination policies. One warning for misconduct and the next incident leads to termination. 

I ask for citizens to also hold not just their police officers and departments accountable, but also your mayors and governors who are next in the chain of command. I understand many police departments have similar training, but I'd like to see these measures nationwide. Please share and hope these modest changes will lead to less violence and reform of our communities across the country. 

Below is a link to police training that is currently in effect. Please contact your leaders in each state https://www.apexofficer.com/police-training-requirements

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