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Development of the San Antonio Police Department’s Mental Health Unit

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Presented by: Officer William Kasberg and …

Presented by: Officer William Kasberg and
Officer Ernest Stevens

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  • 1. Development of the San Antonio Police Department’s Mental Health Unit Officer William Kasberg & Officer Ernest Stevens
  • 2. How we got started
    • Signing up for CIT class
    • Thursday Nami- Family Perspective
    • Jeanine Owens
  • 3. Jeanine Owens
  • 4.
    • “ Knew what could be”
  • 5.
    • “ Tired of what was”
  • 6. Community effort in starting up the Mental Health Unit
    • Judge Polly Jackson Spencer
    • Judge Oscar Kazen
    • NAMI
    • Private Hospitals
    • Asst. Chief Harry Griffin (You must have a champion within the department)
  • 7. How is the unit funded ?
    • The unit currently consists of 2 Patrol Officers and 1 Sergeant. The City pays salaries and provides vehicles.
    • The (LMA) Center for Health Care Services provides office space and computers.
  • 8. Working with Mental Health Assessors
    • SAPD assists the Mental Health Assessors with calls that come into the crisis line.
    • SAPD will provide safety for the assessors and also transport if the patient requires further treatment.
  • 9. Duties of Mental Health Unit
    • Sergeant
    • Receives reports from patrol/referrals-prioritizes
    • Case Management
    • Mental Health Officers
    • Respond to calls from patrol
    • Assist with Crisis Line
    • Internal request for follow up
  • 10. Designing hours of operation
    • Hours of operation was based on the amount of emergency detentions conducted by patrol. Most ED’s occurred from 6pm – 4am. Mental Health Unit works from 8pm – 4am M-F.
    • Regardless of hours of operation the demand for a specialized CIT Unit exists
  • 11. How we dress and what we drive
    • Officers wear plain clothes and drive an unmarked car. This is vital for de-escalation and developing rapport.
    • Mental Health Unit since inception Dec. 2008 has ZERO use of force incidents.
  • 12. Stat sheet and why
    • Data is very important for the unit. The stat sheets reflect:
    • Patrol officers returned to service
    • Patrol man hours saved … = $$$.
    • High Utilizers
  • 13. Mental health courts
    • Mental Health Courts are utilized to assist consumers who are charged with a misdemeanor crime.
    • If found guilty, the consumer has to follow court guidelines such as; follow up with Doctor, counseling, and medication compliance.
  • 14. Priorities
    • Patrol
    • High utilizers
    • Training
    • Assisting within our own Department
  • 15. Who we train
    • SAPD
    • SAFD
    • Cadets
    • Disp/call takers
    • BCSO
    • School police
    • Agencies outside San Antonio
    • Non-police – APS, CPS, DA’s Office, Probation
  • 16. Learning as we go
    • Autism case
    • Arson case
  • 17. CIT Officer Selection
    • Announcement of position
    • Interview process
    • Who comprises review board
    • Questions asked
  • 18. Future outlook
    • Expansion of the Unit. The Mental Health Unit will add 2 more Officers on June 11 th 2010.
    • With good data the Unit expects to continue to grow.