Course Descriptions

Practical mental health training for law enforcement

The interactive Remind Training was developed to provide law enforcement officers with a new perspective on how to handle a variety of situations while in the field. With a focus on behavioral health, substance abuse, active communication, and de-escalation techniques, these free online courses are tailored to provide you

with a better understanding of handling diverse scenarios with more confidence. Realistic case scenarios are featured throughout the training and Courses 3 and 4 include film clips from the documentary Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops. This training can be used to fulfill 6 hours of training with departmental approval.

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Mental Health Professionals

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Law Enforcement Officers

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Instructional Technology Experts


Enroll in Courses

The Remind courses are now open for enrollment. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please email us for technical support.

UAPD Only
UAPD Only

Log in through MyBama to access the UA LMS. To access the training after initial enrollment, navigate to the My Courses and Learning Plans page in the left-hand menu.

Non-UA Officers
Non-UA Officers

Select the "New User? Register" option or "Sign In" if you have already registered through the UA LMS. Once in the system, click "View Courses" under the eLearning Catalogs banner on the homepage. Remind Mental Health Training LP will be the only course currently available for enrollment.

There is a pre-course assessment at the start of Course 1 and a post-course assessment at the end of Course 4.

After Course 4 is complete, a certificate will be generated to submit to your training officer for obtaining CEUs.


Course 1

Introduction to Mental Health and Mental Illnesses

This course will cover the following:

  • The history of behavioral health approaches in the United States

  • Symptoms of common severe mental illnesses

  • The prevalence of mental illness

  • Co-occuring scenarios & officer response

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Course 2

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders

This course will cover the following:

  • The linkages between mental health and substance abuse

  • Commonly abused addictive substances in central Alabama

  • Co-occuring scenarios & officer response

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Course 3

Communication Systems and Active Listening Techniques

This course will cover the following:

  • Communication as a system

  • Non-verbal communication and cues to help identify possible mental illness

  • Active listening skills

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Course 4

De-escalation and Crisis Intervention Techniques

This course will cover the following:

  • Crisis intervention history and application

  • Scenarios from the Emmy Award-winning documentary, Ernie & Joe Crisis Cops

  • Local referral resources

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The footage within this curriculum is from the Emmy Award-winning documentary, ERNIE & JOE: CRISIS COPS. For more information on the film and how to schedule a screening, please go to: www.ernieandjoethefilm.com.