Goal #10

Explore the development of a regional mental health services unit with partner Best Southwest cities

1. Establish a regional steering committee to investigate regional partnership to develop a mental health services unit | Police Department | Start FY 2021 Q1 | Complete FY 2021 Q4

2. Create a regional mental health needs report | Police Department | FY 2021 Q2 | Complete FY 2021 Q3

3. In collaboration with partner cities, develop a regional mental health action plan including an operating and capital budget | Police Department | Start FY 2021 Q3 | Complete FY 2021 Q4

4. Identify grant opportunities to support costs related to a regional mental health services unit | Police Department | Start FY 2021 Q1 | Complete FY 2021 Q4

5. Provide ongoing mental health training to DeSoto police officers | Police Department | Start FY 2021 Q1 | Complete FY 2021 Q4

6. Identify and recommend potential mental health diversion programs to regional partners | Municipal Court | Start FY 2021 Q1 | Complete FY 2021 Q4

7. Conduct a town hall meeting to review outcomes of DeSoto’s Mental Health Services Unit | Police Department | Start FY 2021 Q4 | Complete FY 2021 Q4

8. Develop a dispatch plan and policy for dispatching regional mental health unit services | Southwest Regional Communications Center | Start FY 2021 Q1 | Complete FY 2021 Q4

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October 1, 2020

Progress reports will be provided at the end of the each quarter. Please check back in January 2021 for the first update.