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A film by Jenifer McShane

Closed Captions Included

Running time: 96 minutes

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Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops is an intimate portrait of two Texas police officers who are helping change the way police respond to mental health calls. The film takes audiences on a personal journey, weaving together their experiences during their daily encounters with people in crisis. Guns tucked away, Ernie and Joe de-escalate confrontations, divert people to desperately needed mental health services, and save lives.


"Moving in its humanity and forceful in its pragmatism, the documentary feels like essential viewing, especially for decision makers with the power to enact similar initiatives." - Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times

"Ernie & Joe is a richly human, hopeful documentary." - Richard Propes,

"Hope not just for police officers all over the country but for a better understanding and more humane approach to mental health by society as a whole." - Bobby LePire, Film Threat

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