Thursday, November 20, 2014

Policing the Mentally Ill by: Chief Michael Biasotti

"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

Policing the Mentally Ill"Today there are approximately 35,000 mentally ill persons in public hospitals. However ten times that number, 350,000 are in prisons and jails."

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