The ARK hosts the International Association of Chiefs of Police ‘Train the Trainer Program’


Dec 18


The ARK, in coordination with the Goose Creek Police Department hosted the International Association of Chiefs of Police ‘Train the Trainer Program’ for Responding to Alzheimer’s Disease: Techniques for Law Enforcement and First Responders. Goose Creek officers were joined by officers representing York Police Department

This no-cost train-the-trainer program is dedicated to providing public safety executives, law enforcement, firefighters, EMS and others from the first responder community with the most current Alzheimer’s and dementia training available.

“When a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia it not only affects the person and their family but the whole community. By The ARK partnering with local departments, we are making a difference in our immediate counties, said Micky Styslinger, Program Director at The ARK. “We shared our knowledge and resources enabling them to better respond and assist those living with the chronic illness and their families”.

This training is made possible by grants from: Coastal Community Foundation, Giving Back to Berkeley County, Home Telecom Fund, Dorchester County Fund, Lt. Gov. Office on Aging (ElderCare Trust Fund and Alzheimer’s Resource Coordination Center)

Is your department prepared? Contact The ARK at or 843-471-1360 for more information.

For more information about The ARK, visit or call 843-471-1460.

Pictured: Peg Lahmeyer (The ARK), CPL Thomas Dunham (York Police Department), SGT. Bill Stile (York Police Department), SGT. Austin Rogers (Goose Creek Police Department),  William Holmes (Summerville Police Department, and Micky Styslinger (The ARK)

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