Safety Considerations in Police Social Work

Captain Scott Oldham Captain of Operations at Bloomington Police Department (Indiana)
LaSaundra McCoy, MSW Police Social Worker
Sergeant Josh Taylor Sergeant at Bloomington Police Department (Indiana)

The session will elaborate on the precautionary measures law enforcement agencies take to ensure the safety of embedded PSWs, including equipment and clearing calls prior to PSW engagement. The session will also cover safety considerations associated with the role of an embedded PSW versus a contracted social worker, working solo versus with officers.