Category: law enforcement mental health partnerships

Westminster Police First in State to Complete Mental Illness Response Initiative

Carroll County Times By Catalina Righter The Westminster Police Department became the first Maryland law enforcement agency to complete the One Mind Campaign Wednesday. The initiative set forth four actionable items for departments to complete to improve the way police respond when they encounter individuals with mental illnesses. The Westminster Police Department took the pledge …

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From “What if” to Real Results: U.S. Police Departments Explore Innovative, Collaborative Ways to Address Growing Mental Health Crisis

By Darby Baham, CSG Justice Center Staff “What if when somebody calls 911 and says, ‘I want to kill myself,’ we had somebody who was a suicide counselor and we could transfer that call to them,” asked Lieutenant Brian Bixler of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Photo by DodgertonSkillhause at Morguefile.com These questions arose …

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Expansion of the National Law Enforcement-Mental Health Learning Site Program

Supporting law enforcement to respond more effectively to people with mental illness and improve public safety The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Police Foundation, has selected the following four law enforcement agencies to act as peer-to-peer learning sites …

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