Mental health emergencies make up 20% of calls to law enforcement

YouTube video

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.”

Read the full article here:

WPMT-FOX43’s YouTube channel is a hub for the best of FOX43 News and its investigative reports, top headlines, and digital exclusive content: SUBSCRIBE:


Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.

Show More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button