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Becoming the Badge: Assignments

El Paso Police officers on assignment.

This week, the El Paso police recruits received mental health training.

The focus was on an officer’s role in helping the mentally ill in the community.

The department hopes to better prepare officers for what they’ll encounter in the field.

Recruits said they are learning to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental disorders and to also have patience and empathy.

The recruits also learned their regional command assignments, where their careers will begin in a week.

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