The Irving Police Department is happy to announce that we are the FIRST Police Department in Texas to meet all the requirements of the One Mind Campaign. The One Mind Campaign has four promising practices and agencies are asked to complete their pledge in 12-36 months.
The Promising practices are:
Establish a clearly defined and sustainable relationship with at least one community mental health organization.
Develop and implement a written policy addressing law enforcement response to persons affected by mental illness.
Demonstrate that 100 percent of sworn officers (and selected non-sworn staff, such as dispatchers) are trained and certified in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).
Demonstrate that 20 percent of sworn officers (and selected non-sworn staff, such as dispatchers) are trained and certified on the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training.