Michigan State Police and clergy to create C.A.U.T.I.O.N team

The Michigan State Police Metro North Post is seeking a partnership between the state police and clergy of all faith-based organizations by creating a team called C.A.U.T.I.O.N (Community Action United Team In Our Neighborhood).

C.A.U.T.I.O.N is designed to create a two-way flow of information that will foster trust and improve public safety in Oakland and Macomb Counties. As a member of C.A.U.T.I.O.N, participating clergy will act as a quick response team for critical incidents by providing a calming influence at the scene and serve as a liaison between law enforcement officers and community members.

C.A.U.T.I.O.N members will receive a 24/7 contact phone number to provide situational awareness to law enforcement and to pass on any information that would be helpful in reducing the likelihood of civil unrest and retaliatory actions.

Members will also receive training from the Michigan State Police on the following topics: Ministering in a Pluralistic Environment, Incident Response and Diffusing, Spiritual Resiliency, and Avoiding Compassion Fatigue.

C.A.U.T.I.O.N is being piloted at the Metro North Post by February 2018. Interested clergy should contact Tpr. Antonio Richardson, community service trooper/recruiter, at 248-217-1581 or RichardsonA12@michigan.gov.

Published: Mon, Jan 08, 2018

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