Mental Health Response Team (MHRT)

The Irving Police Mental Health Response Team (MHRT) is a multidisciplinary team tasked with responding to individuals suffering from mental illness, substance use disorders, or other behavioral health issues. The unit is comprised of one sergeant supervising three officers and one civilian mental health clinician. Every officer is a certified mental health peace officer, has received specialized training specifically to aid individuals suffering from a mental health crisis, and the civilian clinician has extensive experience and certifications in the mental health field. The team answers calls for service, assists patrol and other units with in-progress calls, and conducts follow-up outreach to individuals who have intersected emergency services personnel in Irving or local hospitals. The Irving Police MHRT is one part of a larger group of cooperating entities that seek to provide services to individuals in the community to include the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority, Integrative Psychotheraputic Services (IPS), Metrocare, and Baylor Scott and White, to name a few.