One Mind Pledge

One Mind Pledge

The One Mind Campaign seeks to ensure successful interactions between police officers and persons with mental health disorders and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities. 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.

Pledge to complete the following requirements within a 12-36 month period:

  • Establish a clearly defined and sustainable partnership with one or more community health organizations
  • Develop and implement a model policy addressing law enforcement response to people in crisis and/or with mental health issues or disorders.
  • Train and certify 100 percent of sworn officers (and selected non-sworn staff, such as dispatchers) in mental health awareness courses by:
    • Providing Mental Health First Aid training (or equivalent) to 100 percent of officers (and selected non-sworn staff); and,
    • Providing CIT or equivalent crisis response training to a minimum of 20 percent of sworn officers (and selected non-sworn staff).

 

The IACP recognizes that implementation strategies will vary across agencies. Local discretion should be utilized regarding any associated funding and/or training costs.

 

For more information contact onemindcampaign@theiacp.org.


This project is supported by Cooperative Agreement No. 2019-NT-BX-K002 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions contained herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. References to specific agencies, companies, products, or services should not be considered an endorsement by the author(s) or the U.S. Department of Justice. Rather, the references are illustrations to supplement discussion of the issues.

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