Arizona deputies to go through autism awareness training

Arizona deputies to go through autism awareness training

Maybe this should happen in our Police Department?

PHOENIX (KTVK, KPHO) — Deputies with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office are getting some extra training when it comes to encountering people who have autism.

MCSO last participated in 2019 and now deputies will be going through some role-playing scenarios. That includes a situation where someone lost is approached by a deputy on foot, a traffic stop involving someone with autism as a passenger, and a demonstration of a pat search

“It’s important for our deputies to connect with our diverse community and understand the challenges that someone with autism may face when interacting with law enforcement,” said Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone in a press release.

Updated: September 23, 2022 — 9:34 am