The purpose of this course is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to properly handle suicidal callers. The course is designed to inform the 9-1-1 Dispatcher about the suicidal mind and specific courses of action when confronted with a suicide call.
Student Performance Objectives
Upon completion of this block of instruction, the student will be able to:
- 1. Understanding common myths about suicide
- 2. Understand the answers to frequently asked questions about suicidal people
- 3. Understanding suicide
- 4. Understanding suicidal people
- 5. Demonstrate how to effectively handle a suicide call
In addition to an experienced communications officer, it is suggested that someone trained in handling suicide calls be allowed to co‐teach the class. Suggestions include law enforcement experts in suicidal people, suicide hot lines with experts on staff.