Tucson Police Department

At A Glance

Black image of Arizona with a star over Tucson.Total number of agency personnel: 1,250
Sworn: 850
Civilian: 400

Total population served: 600,000

Jurisdiction: Tucson, Arizona

Program Highlights

  • Mental Health Support Team (MHST)
    • Co-responder program pairs MHST officers with mental health clinicians 
    • Proactively and compassionately connects people who have mental health needs to services before, during, and after a crisis 
    • Robust Crisis Intervention Team training program 
    • Collaborative program focused on people who frequently use multiple systems 
  • Crisis Mobile Teams 
    • Work in tandem with the crisis line to provide continuous access to services 
    • Collaborative response with law enforcement 
  • Crisis Response Center
    • Provides 24/7 emergency psychiatric and substance addiction treatment services for both adults and youth 
  • 911 Public Safety Access Point 
    • Warm line 911 call transfers 
    • Embedded crisis line workers in public safety answering point  
  • Multi-tiered training is open to all levels of law enforcement, mental health workers, call takers and dispatchers, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and firefighters. Training includes: 
    • Mental Health First Aid and basic crisis mitigation and management training for all officers; training is also open to the community 
    • Crisis Intervention Team training for officers on a voluntary basis 
    • Advanced training for specialized units including MHST and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Negotiators 

Website: Tucson Police Mental Health Support Team


Sergeant Jason Winsky
270 South Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 837-7988

Taylor Miranda, MPA
Program Development
Connections Health Solutions
2802 E District St, Tucson, AZ 85714