Police and The U.S. Mental Health Crisis

White Paper: Police and the Mentally Ill

Each year, 2 million people experiencing a mental health emergency are jailed.

Today, law enforcement bears the brunt of the underdeveloped mental health system. 9-1-1 and first responders have become the default system for dealing with those having a mental health emergency.

In Police and The U.S. Mental Health Crisis, we frame the problem and show how technology, specifically Smart911, can provide critical information before an interaction between first responders and someone with a mental illness.

Download Police and The U.S. Mental Health Crisis to see how 9-1-1 and law enforcement can leverage technology to better protect those experiencing a mental health emergency, as well as the first responders reporting to the scene.