This fact sheet presents a snapshot of overall findings from a survey of the 70 largest U.S. municipal law enforcement agencies regarding crisis response; it presents survey results on police collaboration in crisis response, crisis response in the field, integration of 911 call centers into crisis response, community responder programs, police collaboration with mobile crisis teams, telemedicine, and officer training to support crisis response.
This brief document provides an overview of survey findings from the University of Cincinnati’s Center for Policy Research and Policy’s survey of 70 of the largest U.S. municipal law enforcement agencies. The survey measured the prevalence and nature of police training, partnerships, and programs supporting crisis response, including innovative practices in responses to people with behavioral health conditions, mental health, substance use, and intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The factsheet provides charts and graphs with breakdowns of the survey results on the following topics: police collaboration in crisis response; crisis response in the field; integration of 911 call centers into crisis response; community responder programs; police collaboration with mobile crisis teams; telemedicine; and officer training to support crisis response. Police departments reported on their agencies’ efforts relating to those subjects as well as challenges they faced. The final section offers a link to the full report documenting the survey findings and an interactive map of crisis response programs.
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