Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops Virtual Showing

November 19th, 2020
Matinee Showing @ 1 – 3 PM {Live Q&A with Ernie Stevens}
Evening Showing @ 6:30 – 8:30 PM {Live Q&A with Joe Smarro}

Join us for a virtual showing of the documentary Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops followed by a live Q&A with Ernie and Joe themselves. This documentary follows two police officers with the San Antonio Texas Police Department who are diverting people away from jail and into mental health treatment, one 911 call at a time.
TW: Suicide, Gun Violence

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Learn more about the film here.

Ernie Stevens was born and raised in San Antonio. He has been a police officer for 27 years, 24 with the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD).  He was a founding member of the SAPD Mental Health Unit when it began as a pilot program in 2008. He recently earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.

Joe Smarro is a decorated combat veteran from the United States Marine Corps. He honorably served two tours to Afghanistan and Iraq with the 1st Battalion 4th Marines. In 2005 he joined the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD), where he became one of the original members of SAPD’s Mental Health Unit, which Joe helped to grow into a nationally recognized best practices policing unit. In addition to being one of the main subjects in the HBO documentary, ERNIE & JOE: CRISIS COPS, Joe has been featured in multiple media outlets including the TEDx talk “I See You.” He is the founder and CEO of SolutionPoint+, a national training and consulting firm that focuses on cultivating mental wellness to maximize human capital and promote safety within organizations.