Police officers often respond to situations involving individuals experiencing a behavioral or mental health crisis.

To appropriately respond, CPD has invested in the training, staffing, and resources necessary for our officers to interact with individuals in crisis with dignity and respect.

This investment will ensure that our officers appropriately use crisis intervention techniques to effectively respond to and resolve incidents involving individuals in crisis.

Using crisis intervention techniques promotes safety in police interactions and reduces the need to use force.

We continue to leverage our resources and partnerships to ensure appropriate response to individuals in crisis, based on assessments of national best practices employed by law enforcement agencies throughout the country.

As we continue reviewing, developing, and implementing policies, procedures, and training around crisis intervention, we welcome you to join us in making CPD a better department for all of Chicago.