Law Enforcement and People With Mental Illness: Trends, Innovation and Policy

The San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) approach and interaction with people with mental illness has been hailed as a national model. Officer William Kasberg, has been with the San Antonio Police Department for over 20 years and is one of the co-creators of the SAPD Mental Health Unit.

In this 4-part video series, Officer Kasberg presents “Law Enforcement and the People with Mental Illness: Trends, Innovation and Policy”. In this presentation Officer Kasberg discusses the law enforcement perspective on responding to community mental health situations in the right manner, and helps viewers:

  • Better understand innovative trends in law enforcement regarding the mentally ill.
  • Learn about the function of the SAPD Mental Health Unit.
  • Gain a better understanding of the Mobile Partners Action Care Team (IMPACT), SAPD’s initiative with the homeless.

Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on February 19, 2016.

*Note: You must be able to access YouTube to view these videos. Some organizations limit access to this video-sharing website.

  • Clarity Child Guidance Center is the only nonprofit mental health treatment center for kids ages 3 to 17 in South Texas. Our staff of children’s mental health professionals is the largest in the region. When a child is in crisis, we work with families to get much needed treatment regardless of their ability to pay.

The opinions, representations and statements made within this guest article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of One in Five Minds or Clarity Child Guidance Center. Any copyright remains with the author and any liability with regard to infringement of intellectual property rights remain with them. One in Five Minds and Clarity Child Guidance Center accepts no liability for any errors, omissions or representations.

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