Modesto Police Department Becomes California’s First Autism Certified Police Department

The Modesto Police Department is now the first police department in California to be recognized as a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), a significant step forward in enhancing interactions with autistic and sensory-sensitive members of the community. The certification encompasses scenario-based training designed to equip officers and staff with the necessary skills for understanding, communicating with, and assisting autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals effectively.

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