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One Mind Campaign

UWPD Sergeant to Lead One Mind Campaign

UWPD recently pledged to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), One Mind Campaign making commitments to improve police response to persons affected by mental illness. The pledge means UWPD officers are committed to uniting university resources, mental health organizations and the Police Department so the three become “of one mind.”

Sergeant Kevin Jackson, a UW Alum, will take the lead on many of the initiatives. In 2018, Jackson received a department award for his commitment to helping persons in crisis. During the award ceremony it was stated, “We have watched Sergeant Jackson’s display of empathy and determination in helping people in crisis. He has been the champion for connecting these individuals with services.”

UWPD will incorporate at least 4 promising practices in mental health response over the course of the next 36 months. Practices being considered are: developing a model policy, training sworn officers and non-sworn staff in crisis intervention alternatives, participating in crisis intervention team training and contributing to sustainable partnerships, with the campus community.

More information about the IACP’s One Mind Campaign can be found at https://www.theiacp.org/projects/one-mind-campaign