Police officers undergo new, specialized training to deal with autistic citizens in Clinton County

By Jason Dunn
Clinton County Chatter Staff Reporter

Police officers in Clinton County are undergoing new, advanced training to handle autism-related situations and other circumstances. City of DeWitt Chief of Police Bruce Ferguson has been charged with the responsibility of spearheading the training. “I am going to be training the entire county in autism safety. So I’ll do all of the police agencies in the county here. We want to make sure that officers know that if someone doesn’t react like they should, the first thing to make sure is that they don’t have some type of impairment that would cause them to behave that way,” he said.