Legislative Alert: IACP President Testifies on Mental Health Care and Law Enforcement’s Role

On February 15, 2017, IACP President Donald W. De Lucca testified before the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies’ Hearing on Mental Health Care: Examining Treatments and Services.

In his testimony, President De Lucca emphasized that the lack of mental health treatment options or mental health centers has left law enforcement officers as the de facto mental health providers in their communities.