NYC Council Resolution on Emotional Disturbed Person Calls and the need for Crisis Intervention Teams:

WHEREAS, the New York City Police Department is currently the most used intervention for people in crisis in New York City; and

WHEREAS, the New York City Police Department responds to 100,000  crises or so called “Emotional Disturbed Person (EDP)” calls a year; and

WHEREAS, these calls often result in the unwarranted arrest, emotional and physical abuse and death of those in crisis; and

WHEREAS, it is the duty of the New York City Police Department to enhance the quality of life in our City by working in partnership with the community and in accordance with constitutional rights to preserve the peace, reduce fear, and provide for a safe environment; and

WHEREAS, it is the duty of the Office of the Mayor to protect the safety, welfare, and rights of all New Yorkers;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor should instruct the Police Department to repair damaged relationships with communities and individuals in crisis affected by unwarranted abuse; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor should instruct the Police Department to reduce unwarranted abuse and death by expanding officer and cadet training to include a Crisis Intervention Team training model, currently the national standard in police crisis training; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor should instruct the Police Department to work along aside peer specialist and crisis intervention workers when responding to crisis/EDP calls; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor should instruct the Police Department to appoint a community oversight committee to measure the efficacy of the Crisis Intervention Teams as they are being implemented and to hold precinct commanders accountable for reducing unwarranted arrests, abuse and deaths in their precincts.

To join our coalition, please contact:

Carla Rabinowitz
Community Organizer, Community Access
(212) 780-1400, ext. 7726

13 Responses to Proposals

  1. I’m amazed, I must say. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s
    both equally educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you’ve hit the nail on the
    head. The problem is something which too few men and women
    are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this
    in my search for something regarding this.

  2. Is it alright to put a portion of this on my personal web site if perhaps I post a reference point to this web page?

  3. I love the efforts you have put in this, thank you for all the great articles.

  4. I precisely wished to thank you so much yet again. I do not know the things that I would have worked on in the absence of the tips and hints discussed by you regarding such a subject matter. This was a very terrifying scenario in my circumstances, nevertheless being able to view a specialised approach you handled it took me to leap over contentment. Now i am grateful for this advice and then pray you comprehend what a powerful job you have been accomplishing teaching people via your blog post. I am certain you haven’t encountered any of us.

  5. I like this blog very much so much wonderful information.

  6. An intriguing discussion is definitely worth comment. There’s no doubt that that you need to write more on this topic, it may not be a taboo matter but typically people do not discuss these topics. To the next! Cheers!

  7. It’s arduous to find knowledgeable people on this subject, however you sound like you understand what you’re talking about! Thanks

  8. I really appreciate this post. I have been looking all over for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You’ve made my day! Thank you again!

  9. Wow! This can be one particular of the most helpful blogs We have ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Fantastic. I am also a specialist in this topic so I can understand your hard work.

  10. May I just say what a relief to uncover someone who really knows what they are discussing online. You definitely understand how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More and more people have to check this out and understand this side of the story. It’s surprising you are not more popular because you surely possess the gift.

  11. It’s nearly impossible to find well-informed people in this particular topic, but you seem like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  12. I have not checked in here for some time as I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are good quality so I guess I¡¦ll add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

  13. Nice read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing some research on that. And he just bought me lunch because I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *