Mental health emergencies make up 20% of calls to law enforcement
Police officers are on the front lines responding to increasing mental health emergency calls.
A new study by the American Psychological Association finds nearly 20% of all calls to law enforcement involve someone with a mental health crisis.
Captain Daniel Lentz says the trend is making the York City Police Department adapt its training of officers.
“This is why we made an effort to [push] our officers to become Crisis Intervention Officers,” said Captain Lentz. “We made a big push this summer to get nearly all of our officers trained up in mental health first aid.”
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