Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops

Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops

Available on Prime Video, Hulu, HBO Max
Texas police officers Ernie Stevens and Joe Smarro are putting compassionate policing practices into action. This documentary chronicles how these officers—both members of the San Antonio Police Department’s ten-person mental health unit—use an innovative approach to policing to diffuse dangerous situations and divert people from jail into mental health treatment.
Director Jenifer McShane