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Velma J. Korbel, Director

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Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
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Officer Interactions with Mental Health Issues: A Policy Study 

This study looks at current national best practices and current Minneapolis Police Department policies for officer interactions with those experiencing mental health crises and makes police and programmatic recommendations for improving such interactions. 

The Study

 

Mental Health and Policing - Preliminary Study Results

 

Created by motion during the February 9, 2016 regular PCOC meeting

Preliminary Draft released March, 2016 

Additional Resources

 

# Document
1 Recommended Mental Health Response Policy
2 Recommended CIT Data Collection Form Fields
3 Current Minneapolis CIT-related Policies
3a Policy and Procedure Manual 7-1000 Persons with Disabilities and Limited English Proficiency (See 7-1003, 7-1003.1, 7-1005)
3b Policy and Procedure Manual 7-800 Tactical Response (See 7-09, 7-809.1, 7-810.01)
3c Policy and Procedure Manual 1-400 Rank Structure and Supervision (See 1-407)
3d C.I.T Data Collection Form
4 Minn Stat 253B.05(2)
5 Austin Police Department Policy 445: Mental Health Response
5a Austin Police Department Crisis Intervention Team
6 Randy Borum: Comparing outcomes of major models of police responses to mental health emergencies
7 Canadian Mental Health Association: Police and Mental Illness: Models that Work
8 Yasmeen I. Krameddine and Peter H. Silverstone: How to Improve Interactions between Police and the Mentally Ill
9 VERA Institute of Justice: First Do No Harm: Advancing Public Health in Policing Practices
10 Lore Joplin Consulting: Multnomah County Feasibility Assessment Mental Health Jail Diversion Project
11 The Center for Health Care Services San Antonio, Texas: BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS: THE BEXAR COUNTY MODEL HOW TO SET UP A JAIL DIVERSION PROGRAM IN YOUR COMMUNITY
12 Houston Police Department: Mental Health Division
12a Mental Health Division 2014 Annual Report
12b MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES HOUSTON TEXAS POLICE DEPARTMENT PROJECT ON OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING
13 Los Angeles Police Department: Crisis Response Section
13a Los Angeles Police Department-Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Mental Illness Project Organization Chart (2015)
13b MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR PARTNERSHIP IN CONTINUING THE MENTAL EVALUATION UNIT
13c SUSPECTS/PATIENTS IN CUSTODY MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT AND LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
13d Los Angeles Police Department Mental Evaluation Unit
13e LAPD INCIDENTS INVOLVING PERSONS SUSPECTED OF SUFFERING FROM MENTAL ILLNESS - FIELD NOTEBOOK DIVIDER
13f LAPD ATTEMPTED SUICIDES Supervisor's Field Operations Guide
13g LAPD Policy and Procedure 278, 278.10 Mental Health Evaluation Manual
14 Bureau of Justice Assistance: Improving Responses to People with Mental Illnesses, Tailoring Law Enforcement Initiatives to Individual Jurisdictions
15 Police Executive Research Forum: Use of Force: Taking Policing to a Higher Standard, 30 Guiding Principles
16 Seattle Police Department Manual: 16.110 - CRISIS INTERVENTION
17 Jail Diversion Program at Advocates Inc, Farmington (YouTube Video)
18 A Public Health Journal - Behavioral Health with Leah Kaiser (YouTube Video)
19 MPR: Police learn lessons after shooting of mentally ill woman 10 years ago
20 Star Tribune: Empathy can be better than force, Twin Cities police trainers teach
21 Presidential Task Force on 21st Century Policing: Interim Report
22 NAMI: Supreme Court Leaves Open Key Issue on Police Approaches to People with Mental Illness
23 Star Tribune: Protest against police shooting marches through St. Paul big-box stores
24 CBS News: FBI investigating another fatal Chicago police Shooting
25 NPR: Gloucester, Mass., Police Program Provides Treatment For Drug Users
26 The Atlantic: 'Any Addict Who Asks for Help Will NOT Be Charged'
27 LA Times: In push to keep mentally ill out of jail, county to expand crisis centers
28 LA Times: Police need more training to deal with mentally ill, L.A. County told
29 Mayor’s Task Force on Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System, City of New York Action Plan
30 Mother Jones: What the Hell Happened to the Chicago Police's "Crisis Intervention" Training?
31 Washington Post: The Chicago shootings and why so many police calls involving the mentally ill end in death
32 Lost Minds: KC's Mental Health Crisis (YouTube Video)
33 Olathe Police Dept. Mental Health Co-Responder (YouTube Video)
34 Southern California Public Radio: Police and the mentally ill: LAPD unit praised as model for nation
35 CBC Radio Canada: Hold Your Fire
36 Washington Post: Distraught People, Deadly Results: Officers often lack training to approach the mentally unstable, experts say
37 Star Tribune: After police kill St. Paul man, brother says they 'were supposed to help'
38 Gawker: Chicago Police Fatally Shoot 2, Including Mentally Ill College Student
39 United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division: Investigation of the Portland Police Bureau

 

 

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