Northfield Mourns Passing of Police Psychologist
Dr. John Conlin passed away on Nov. 6 at the age of 57.
Information provided by Northfield Police Department.
The Village of Northfield is greatly saddened by the sudden passing of Dr. John Conlin on Nov. 6.
Northfield Police Department hired Dr. Conlin in November of 1998 as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. He provided crisis intervention services to help meet the increased demands and complexities associated with social/psychological issues faced by our officers. Dr. Conlin was available as a referral source and as a direct, “On Scene” intervention specialist. He had specialized training and expertise in the areas of alcohol/drug abuse, behavior disorders and trauma, and also holds diplomat status in medical psychology.
Dr. Conlin had worked on a regular basis with our local community mental health centers, schools, and other agencies.
The typical social service contact involves follow-up and referral for individuals and families in the areas of domestic violence, attempted suicide, juvenile crime, alcohol/drug problems, elder safety and the arrangement of short term housing for the homeless.
Areas of crisis intervention have included response to sudden death, victim/witness advocacy and supportive investigation for immediate threat, harm and danger assessments.
Dr. Conlin dedicated his life to helping those most in need and his passing is a devastating loss to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by this community and his many friends and colleges at the Village.
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