The National Police Foundation (NPF) examined the kinds of approaches that small law enforcement agencies are adopting to respond in appropriate ways to persons with behavioral health issues. The study is designed to answer three questions:
- What types of crisis response models are being employed by smaller law enforcement agencies and which are most common?
- How many smaller agencies are participating in regional crisis response models? What do these regional responses consist of? What are the benefits and drawbacks to a regional model?
- What kinds of data systems do smaller agencies have for tracking locations, individuals, and outcomes of behavioral health incidents? What shortcomings would need to be addressed in order to conduct a rigorous evaluation in these small communities?
In this webinar, researchers, academics, and practitioners will discuss the findings of the study and the realities in the field.
Other Webinars with this Organization:
- Sept 8: Metric Development and Data Collection with Community Partners
- Oct 6: Gun Violence Reduction: Solutions, Tools, and Trends
- Oct 19: Lessons on Compassionate Policing from Joe Smarro of the HBO Documentary Ernie & Joe
- Nov 30: Crisis Intervention Models in Small and Rural Agencies (this webinar)
- Jan 19: The Public Safety Implications of Ghost Guns
The National Police Foundation (NPF) is a non-partisan and non-membership 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing the impact and delivery of police services through reforms and enhancements guided by innovation and science. For the last 50 years, the Foundation has led the development of research on all aspects of policing and leads the way in promoting and sharing evidence-based practices and innovation among law enforcement. The Foundation works with communities across the U.S. and internationally to provide research, training, and technical assistance relating to community engagement and problem solving, promoting safety and healthy organizations and officers, the reduction and prevention of violence, and equitable and fair justice for all. For more information, please visit the National Police Foundation website at www.policefoundation.org.