Community Mental Health Peace Officer Advisory Board
Function: Advise commissioner on model policing programs and related areas of concern to persons with mental illnesses, peace officers, and the public. Advise commissioner on awarding of grants under 626.8441.
The development, implementation, and outcomes of the pilot projects authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section 626.8441, subdivision 1, must be evaluated by the commissioner of public safety and a written preliminary report must be submitted to the chairs of the house of representatives and senate committees having jurisdiction over crime prevention and judiciary finance issues by January 1, 2002. A final report must be submitted by January 1, 2003.
The board expired June 30, 2003.
Commissioner of Public Safety
14 members: Two licensed peace officers, two reps from Association of Chiefs of Police, two representatives from the MN State Sheriff's Association, rep from Mental Health Consumer Survivor Network, rep from MHA of MN, rep from Alliance for the Mentally Ill, rep from county social services agency or human services board as defined in Section 256E.03, a community mental health provider, mental health professional, law enforcement educator with experience training peace officers to respond to mental illness calls, other members deemed appropriate by the commissioner.
The library has "A report to the Legislature: MN Stat. 626.8441: responding to calls involving emotional crisis and mental illness: model program pilot projects" from the Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety, 2002.
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