Law Enforcement Mental Health Support Teams

Mental Health Support Teams
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded January 2, 2015
Unit 1 Video: Building Your Team
Unit 2 Video: Case Studies
Unit 3 Video: The National Instant Criminal Background Check System
Unit 4 Video: Best Practices
Unit 5 Video: Conclusion

Description

Today’s public safety practitioners are becoming increasingly aware that they need to use a special operational approach when encountering an individual with known mental health issues. Public safety officials are constantly seeking new, innovative ways to improve their interaction to ensure everyone remains safe and secure.

This webinar will examine an effective, comprehensive strategy that the State of Arizona and local Arizona law enforcement agencies have been taking to address and respond to mental health issues from both a funding and operational perspective.

During this webinar, the presenters will discuss the comprehensive approach from training to operations that have been developed by the Tucson Police Department and the Pima County Sheriff’s Department to address mental health concerns in their community. The Mental Health Teams of these Departments continue to develop progressing strategies to connect citizens to the services they need while improving public safety. Over the past year, both Departments have seen tremendous successes in these investigations and will present specific case studies that can serve as models for other law enforcement agencies.

 

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