Keynote Speaker: Ernest Stevens

Ernest Stevens HBO documentary subject of "Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops" | Crisis and Resiliency Specialist

Founding officer of the San Antonio Police Department’s Mental Health Unit in 2008, Ernest Stevens was featured as the primary subject in the award-winning HBO documentary, “Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops,” was featured on ABC’s “Nightline with Byron Pitts” and in the NBC documentary “A Different Kind of Force.” A contributing author to the Amazon best-selling book “Police Mental Barricade,” Ernest Stevens now uses his expertise as Crisis and Resiliency Specialist at STRAC. In the last 28 years of law enforcement, he’s served various roles including DWI task force, Tactical Response Unit (TRU), Street Crimes Assistance Team (SCAT), and Field Training Officer.