Los Angeles Police Department

At A Glance

Total number of agency personnel:12,030
Sworn: 9,233
Civilian: 2,797

Total population served: 4 million

Jurisdiction: City of Los Angeles, California

Program Highlights

  • Uses a multi-layered approach that includes triage by trained dispatchers, 24-hour triage line for officers, co-response teams, follow-up case managers, and focused community engagement 
  • Features embedded mental health professionals in police agency
  • Incorporates comprehensive data collection and information-sharing procedures
  • Employs a robust training strategy that includes 40-hour Mental Health Intervention Training
  • Engages community partners through the Mental Health Crisis Response Program Advisory Board

Website: LAPD Mental Evaluation Unit (MEU)


Detective III Elizabeth Reyes
Los Angeles Police Department
Mental Evaluation Unit (MEU)
100 W. First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 996-1335

Bac Luu, LCSW
Mental Health Clinical Program Manager I
County of Los Angeles-Department of Mental Health
100 W. First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012