"Treatment before tragedy …
New Windsor (NY) Police Department Chief Michael Biasotti, former President of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, writes in Law Enforcement Today:
is important to people with serious mental illness and their families. But families sometimes fail to recognize it is also something police have a vested interest in..." Our families recognize what you are saying, Chief Biasotti. Thank you to NAMI New York State for recognizing your good work. We all have a vested interest in a safer society for all. Treatment Before Tragedy
"Today there are approximately 35,000 mentally ill persons in public hospitals. However ten times that number, 350,000 are in prisons and jails."
- See more at: http://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/2014/11/20/policing-the-mentally-ill/#sthash.xE3pfJe0.Kt7Pqo3O.dpuf