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Behavioral Health

The BPD is committed to responding to persons in crisis and those with behavioral health disabilities in a manner that respects their civil rights and contributes to their overall health and welfare. To that end, the BPD works with the Collaborative Planning and Implementation Committee (CPIC): a working group comprised of individuals and organizations representing a wide range of disciplines and perspectives who seek to improve encounters between law enforcement and people with behavioral health disorders. The vision of CPIC is that Baltimore City will develop a system of care that:

  • Treats all people with dignity and respect.
  • Prevents people from having unnecessary contact with police.
  • Diverts people away from the criminal justice system into services that will meet the needs of the individual and their family.
  • De-escalates crisis situations with minimal or no use of force.
  •  Read the CPIC Charter

The CPIC includes gap analysis, data, and policy workgroups, and meets regularly with the BPD to review the department’s programs, procedures, and policies. Below are documents from CPIC working group meetings:

CPIC Documents and Report

Subcommitee Overview

Meeting Notes

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