Mental Health First Aid

The Harford County Sheriff's Office is offering agency members the unique opportunity to participate in and become certified in Mental Health First Aid.

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the initial assistance given to someone experiencing an acute crisis or chronic behavioral health issue.

What is the Purpose of Mental Health First Aid?

MHFA is a stop-gap measure providing individuals with the basic skills to identify, assess, and in many cases, temporarily mitigate emerging mental health related situations until professional mental health providers can intervene. The course is eight hours in length.

Program Description:

This particular module focuses upon the specific needs of law enforcement officers who often have minimal mental health training but are the first responders to arrive at the scene of people in crisis. The primary goal is to provide the responder with assessment tools and alternate defusing strategies while maintaining safety and a commitment to his or her law enforcement mission.

Training Details:

When:September 27, 2013 0800-1600
Where: Harford County Sheriff's Office Training Academy
Harford Community College, Edgewood Hall, Room 163
401 Thomas Run Road
Bel Air, MD 21015

Please Bring lunch with you to this class.


Please contact the Harford County Sheriff's Office Training Unit at 410 836-3860 or 61 to register. For specific questions about the MHFA program, please contact LT Marc Junkerman at 410 836-5438 or