(Sgt. Homestead, Ofc. Tougas, PCO Recovery Coach Heather Grady, Ofc. Kane)
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 these four collaborations.
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We are have joined hundreds of police departments nationwide who have taken the International Chief's of Police "One Mind" campaign pledge. The One Mind Campaign seeks to ensure successful interactions between police officers and persons affected by mental illness. The agencies that demonstrate a serious commitment to implementing all four required strategies in a timely fashion will become publicly recognized members of the One Mind Campaign. Check out our progress below:
1.) Complete! - Establish a clearly defined and sustainable partnership with one or more community mental health organization(s)
2.) Complete! - Develop and implement a model policy addressing police response to persons affected by mental illness
3.) Complete! - Train and certify 100 percent of my agency's sworn officers (and selected non-sworn staff, such as dispatchers) in Mental Health First Aid or other accredited mental health awareness program.
4.) Complete! - Provide Crisis Intervention Team training to a minimum of 20 percent of my agency's sworn officers (and selected non-sworn staff, such as dispatchers)
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.