Quiz: Handling mental health issues in jails

Inmates with mental illness can make your job harder and pose an increased safety risk


By Police1 Staff

Inmates with mental illness can make your job harder and pose an increased safety risk. It’s vital that officers be up to speed on policies and procedures for handling mentally ill inmates.

Here's a 10-question quiz, provided by our online training partner Police1 Academy, to test your knowledge of handling mental health issues in jails.

How did you do? Make sure to share your results and challenge your colleagues to match or beat your score.

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