Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Police-mental health collaboration (PMHC) programs support law enforcement agencies around the country in planning and implementing effective public safety responses to people who have mental illnesses.

At A Glance

Total number of agency personnel:
358
Sworn: 182
Civilian: 176

Total population served:
97,663

Jurisdiction:
Madison County, Tennessee

Program Highlights

  • Participates in an inter-agency collaborative, which includes representatives from city, county, and state criminal justice and behavioral health agencies
  • Operates in a primarily rural area with an increased population during business hours due to commuter influx
  • Uses a comprehensive training strategy, including 40-hour Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training
  • Established processes for law enforcement personnel to identify and connect appropriate people to a 24/7 Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU)
  • Formalized data collection processes with information-sharing agreements

Contact

John Mehr
Sheriff
317 Denmark Jackson Road
Denmark, TN 38391
(731) 423-6000
jmehr@mcso-tn.org

Kim Parker
Director of Inpatient & Crisis Services
620 Skyline Drive
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 693-4801
kim.parker@wth.org

Website: Madison County Sheriff’s Office