The Police for Tomorrow program will host a virtual screening event of the award winning HBO documentary film, “Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops”, on Thursday, November 19, from 4:30pm-7:30pm, during the Police for
Tomorrow monthly workshop. The film follows officers Ernie Stevens and Joe Smarro, who are part of the San Antonio Police Department’s Mental Health Unit, chronicling their encounters with people in crisis and their
innovative approach to policing, which takes mental health into account. The screening will start at 4:30pm, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Jenifer McShane, and Officers Joe Smarro and Ernie Stevens will be present as well. Additional panelists will join us to address the many issues surrounding different responses to mental health and behavioral crises.