Resources for Interactions between Law Enforcement and Individuals with Mental Health Issues

COPS OfficeDue to the lack of mental health services across the United States, law enforcement officers typically serve as the first responders to a mental health crisis. This online resource from from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and the National Sheriffs’ Association is intended to offer promising practices for law enforcement and allied professionals as well as promote collaborative partnerships among them, with the ultimate goal of appropriately serving individuals with mental illnesses.