MONTGOMERY, Ala — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) has partnered with KultureCity to receive sensory-inclusive training, according to Gov. Kay Ivey.
KultureCity's program focuses on instilling understanding, acceptance and empathy in first responders.
“Individuals with sensory-issues have often been misdiagnosed or received delayed assistance due to the lack of understanding of their sensory issues,” Governor Ivey said. “I’m proud ALEA took initiative to train all sworn officers to be aware of and properly identify those with invisible disabilities. KultureCity training goes hand in hand with my administration’s goal to make mental health a priority and provide critical support to those that need it the most.”
The state says the goal of the training is to foster positive interactions between communities and law enforcement.
“We are committed to continuously developing new ways to improve our overall operations and interactions with all citizens and today’s partnership is a testament to that commitment. As we move forward, it is my deepest and sincerest hope that ALEA becomes known throughout the nation as an agency that is devoted to training and equipping personnel for responding to situations with empathy, compassion, and the necessary skills to interact with all citizens, but particularly those who are most vulnerable,” said ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor.
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