Reimagining Police Crisis Response Webinar


The UNC School of Government Criminal Justice Innovation Lab (the Lab) invites you to our webinar: Reimagining Police Crisis Response.


In many communities, law enforcement officers are first responders to calls for service involving social issues like homelessness and mental health and substance use crises. In this free, 60-minute webinar participants will hear from law enforcement leaders and a behavioral health specialist about innovative alternative responder programs designed to reduce and improve law enforcement involvement in crisis calls. We’ll cover different program models, along with program benefits and challenges and implementation recommendations.


Although featuring North Carolina stakeholders, the content is relevant to communities nationwide.


Panelists include:

Chief Reed Baer — Hickory, NC Police Department

Chief Christopher Hatton — Sylva, NC Police Department

Chief Celisa Lehew — Chapel Hill, NC Police Department

Amy Griffith, Diversion Services Director – RHA Health Services, Burlington, NC


Register Here.


The webinar is part of the Alternative Responder Project, a partnership between the Lab and the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police. For more information about the project or the webinar contact Hannah Turner.

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