Roanoke County, Virginia

Improving Police Response to Mental Health Crisis in a Rural Area

Roanoke County Police Department car against skyline

Site Overview

Agency

Roanoke County Police Department

Research Partner

Sue-Ming Yang, Ph.D., and Charlotte Gill, Ph.D., George Mason University Center for Evidence-Based Crime Police (CEBCP)

Primary Focus

Mental Health Disorder

SPI Strategy

Evidence-based interventions for mentally ill, Multi-agency collaboration

Funded Year

2015

Site Profile

Small rural area of 250.52 sq. miles with a population of 94,409