Community meeting about mental illness, behavioral health, and policing

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
6:00 to 7:00 pm (doors open at 5:30)
Shoreline City Hall, Council Chamber
17500 Midvale Ave N, Shoreline 98133

The Shoreline Police Department, the Shoreline Fire Department, and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Eastside invite you to a community meeting about mental illness, behavioral health, and policing.

First responders want to hear from you about your experiences with police and what kind of policies and/or training you think would improve police response to individuals in a mental health crisis.

Shoreline is currently developing a program called RADAR (Response Awareness, De-escalation and Referral) that will begin in 2017.

Through RADAR, officers will work with individuals and their circles of support (parents, caregivers) to develop strategies that will help should police contact occur.

This is a new program with the potential to help both community members and Shoreline officers.

The meeting is open to everyone, but we are especially interested in hearing from parents and caregivers of people who have mental and behavioral health issues.


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