2014 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 29 - Law Enforcement
Section 7 Law Enforcement Training
Section 29-7-7.5 Interaction with persons with mental impairments; training.

NM Stat § 29-7-7.5 (2014) What's This?
29-7-7.5. Interaction with persons with mental impairments; training.
A. A minimum of forty hours of crisis management, including crisis intervention, confrontation de-escalation practicum and proper interaction with persons with mental impairments training, shall be included in the curriculum of each basic law enforcement training class.
B. A minimum of two hours of crisis management, including crisis intervention, confrontation de-escalation practicum and proper interaction with persons with mental impairments training, shall be included as a component of in-service law enforcement training pursuant to Section 29-7-7.1 NMSA 1978.
C. A pre-recorded course on crisis management, including crisis intervention, confrontation de-escalation practicum and proper interaction with persons with mental impairments training, shall not satisfy the requirements of the basic law enforcement training class required pursuant to Subsection A of this section.
D. As used in this section, "mental impairment" includes a mental illness, developmental disability, posttraumatic stress disorder, dual diagnosis, autism, youth in crisis and traumatic brain injury.
History: Laws 2011, ch. 180, 1.

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