Portland Police Department

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:
218
Sworn: 163
Civilian: 55

Total population served:
64,000

Jurisdiction:
Portland, Maine

Program Highlights

  • Features mental health professionals embedded in the law enforcement agency
  • Operates within a small city, in collaboration with nearby rural community
  • Facilitates internship program for Master’s level students
  • Uses a co-response model with community-based support network
  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training for all officers

Behavioral Health Response Program

Jo Freedman Profile

Contact

Jo Freedman, LCPC-C
Portland Police Department Mental Health Coordinator
109 Middle St.
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 653-0270
jfreedman@portlandmaine.gov

Website: Portland Police Department