University of Florida 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:
Total population served:
80,000 (students, staff, faculty, and visitors)
University of Florida
- Coordinates among many campus entities involved with student and faculty wellness
- Features on-site support during incidents with trained university officers and crisis intervention consultants
- Provides comprehensive training, including:
- Intensive 40-hour mental health and crisis intervention team (CIT) training for all sworn officers
- Annual QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention (Suicide Prevention Resource Center training)
- Seminars on multicultural and diversity issues
- Online training for communicating with distressed persons (At Risk-Kognito training)
- Advanced training on threat assessment and intervention (Gavin DeBecker & Associates training)
- Responds to youth in crisis from K-12 through university-age students due to a K-12 Developmental Research School on campus.