Best Practices in Law Enforcement Responses to Mental Health Crises

Published: June 22, 2022

The League of Minnesota Cities partnered with the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association and the Minnesota Sheriffs Association to develop a guide for best practices in mental health crisis response among law enforcement personnel. The guide’s content was written by attorney Bill Everett, principal of Everett Law, LLC, and former police officer, and is based on a series of meetings with key law enforcement and mental health professionals from all areas of the state.

The guide chronicles current response challenges faced by agencies and identifies realistic solutions and approaches for addressing those challenges based on a set of mutually agreed-upon guiding principles.

Download the guide, “Best Practices in Law Enforcement Responses to Mental Health Crises” (pdf)

Related resource:

View information memo, Mental Health Crisis Data (pdf)