Course Length: 1 Hour
Meet your Instructor
Director of the Bureau of Special Investigations, Alabama Department of Mental Health
Joe Rittner has nearly 30 years of law enforcement experience and is the Director of the Bureau of Special Investigations for the Alabama Department of Mental Health. As the Director of the Bureau of Special Investigations, he coordinates criminal investigations within the walls of state run mental health hospitals; performs supervisory duties and directs special projects and investigations; testifies in administrative, civil, criminal, or other proceedings concerning investigative findings; advises departmental officials of potential trouble areas through intelligence gained during investigations; evaluates program effectiveness and makes recommendations to supervisors on program goals and procedures to attain goals; trains and develops other investigative staff and evaluates their performance; and conducts training for law enforcement dealing with individuals in mental health crisis.