Topics Tag: Law Enforcement

October 9, 2020

Policing in a Pandemic: Peer Support Webinar Series

In April 2020, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute began filming the “Policing in a Pandemic” virtual peer support series in partnership with the Caruth Police Institute. Guest speakers were invited to discuss topics such as…

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July 2, 2020

GREAT IDEAS 2020: IACP Recognizes Texas First Responder Peer Network

POLICE LEADERS WORLDWIDE ARE AWARE THAT SUICIDE AMONG LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IS ENDEMIC. In 2019, at least 228 police officers died by suicide in the United States alone, eclipsing line-of-duty deaths in the same year…

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June 9, 2020

This program sends a social worker on 911 calls about mental health

If you call 911 in certain neighborhoods in Dallas, a licensed specialist at the dispatch center will determine if the call relates to a mental health crisis. If it does, it won’t just be the…

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April 12, 2020

David Brown, Lightfoot’s Pick For Chicago Police Chief, Brings Mental Health Expertise To The Job

The first time Andy Keller met David Brown, Brown was still chief of the Dallas Police Department. Keller went to headquarters to talk about his expertise: public policy as it relates to mental health. Brown…

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April 9, 2020

MMHPI Co-Hosts “Policing in a Pandemic” Series with Caruth Police Institute

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) and Caruth Police Institute (CPI) recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic represents one of the biggest policing challenges in modern times. At a time when people are taking measures…

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April 2, 2020

Statement by MMHPI President & CEO Andy Keller on David Brown as Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department

Andy Keller, President and CEO of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, issued the following statement upon the selection of former Dallas Police Chief David Brown, an MMHPI Board Member and Senior Fellow, as Superintendent…

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December 19, 2019

MMHPI Teams Up with Caruth Police Institute

All too often, police officers are the first people to interact with people who are suffering a mental health crisis. That’s why MMHPI has long been committed to helping pioneer new approaches and programs that…

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December 11, 2019

Caruth Institute increases statewide outreach

A North Texas police research program hopes to increase its reach statewide by partnering with police departments across the state. The Caruth Police Institute announced a partnership Tuesday with the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute…

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December 10, 2019

UNT Dallas, MMHPI Partner to Advance Caruth Police Institute as Leader in Police Training & Research

The University of North Texas at Dallas and Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) have united to transform the Caruth Police Institute (CPI) into one of the premier police training, policy analysis, technical assistance and…

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July 7, 2019

For Dallas-area officers coping with trauma after July 7 ambush & other shootings, a focus on mental wellness

Stress and long-term trauma are a growing concern in law enforcement for the officers who are expected to take on shooters and go back to work. Some departments are paying increasing attention to mental health…

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August 20, 2018

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Overview

In 2011, Seattle, Washington piloted the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program. LEAD, now growing across the country, is an evidence-based, collaborative, pre-arrest diversion program aimed at improving public safety by reducing drug use, drug…

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