Thursday, December 20, 2012
On December 11, 2012, Islanders for Collaborative Policing hosted a community conversation on policing and mental illness. Police officers, mental health professionals, advocates for the mentally ill, and a representative from the Bainbridge Island School District (among others) sat around a table and exchanged views. There were no theatrics. There were no confrontations. There was, instead, a shared sense of purpose, and several common themes expressed. Click here for our memo describing the event, and our follow up recommendations.