Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services

The Duxbury Police Department is committed to responding to the mental health needs of our community.  This page is dedicated to our efforts and is maintained by our Crisis Intervention Team. 


Crisis Intervention Team Mission

The Duxbury Police Department Crisis Intervention Team is committed to providing a professional, compassionate, and specialized police response to behavioral health consumers, persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We believe in the dignity of all people and strive for collaboration while improving outcomes for consumers, reducing demands on police resources, and improving safety for officers, consumers and the community.

Crisis Intervention Team Values

Prevention: We believe in identifying the underlying issues creating police calls and reducing them.
Collaboration: We understand that working together is key to providing the best possible services to our consumers. We constantly work to expand our network of partners in healthcare, public safety, government, and academia.
Diversion: We strive to connect individuals with behavioral health services with the goal of reducing involvement in the criminal justice system.
Professional Development: We continuously work to improve our skills and learn more about all aspects of behavioral health and to share our knowledge and experience with the Department at large.

We participate in the following collaborations.
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        Plymouth County Outreach     

        Duxbury FACTS


We are have joined hundreds of police departments nationwide who have taken the International Chief's of Police "One Mind" campaign pledge. 

 IACP One Mind Campaign

One Mind Letter



Crisis Intervention Team Officers are on hand to assist you, a friend, or a loved one in any way they can to get you the help you need. Need help navigating resources? We can help. Whether it be over the phone or in person. We are also able to meet with you in uniform or discreetly out of uniform.

Click Here to make a Behavioral Health Services Referral and an Officer will contact you

Good Samaritan Law

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
James Tougas Crisis Intervention Team Officer (781) 934-5656 ext. 1169
Andrew Homestead Crisis Intervention Team Supervisor (781) 934-5656 ext. 1133