Public Meeting Notice

Public Meeting Notice Community Policing and Behavioral Health Advisory Council Meeting

Monday, October 7, 2019
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Posted: October 2, 2019 11:42 a.m.
  • Last Updated: October 3, 2019 10:16 a.m.


1 Ashburton Place, Ashburton Cafe Conference Room, Boston, MA 02108
This meeting is open to the public.

Overview of Community Policing and Behavioral Health Advisory Council Meeting

The Community Policing and Behavioral Health Advisory Council (CPBHAC) will meet on October 7th, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 1 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108 at the Ashburton Cafe Conference Room.


  1. Welcome
  2. Introduction of Robert Ferullo, Acting Executive Director of the Municipal Police Training Committee
  3. Introduction of CPBHAC Members
  4. Review of Minutes of the June 24, 2019 Meeting
  5. FY2020 Budget for The Center of Police Training in Crisis Intervention (The Center) within Department of Mental Health: Matt Broderick
    1. The FY2020 General Appropriation Act includes $550k in new funding 
    2. DMH plans to use these funds to create a central location for staff of The Center who will administer satellite training sites around the state
      1. Proposed Staffing:
        1. Director (proposed as DMH employee)
        2. Grant/Fiscal Manager
        3. Technical Support/Grantee Liaison
        4. Data Analyst
        5. Administrative Support
      2. Major functions to be performed by staff of The Center
        1. Training development  and growth in capacity statewide
        2. Coordination/scheduling/enrollments
        3. Curriculum management and quality control
        4. Data collection and outcome measurement
        5. Website development and management
        6. Clearing house for best practices and current research
  6. Review of CPBHAC's authorizing statute/mandate (See Attachment 1)
  7. Direction and goals for FY2020 and beyond: council members
    1. Establishing recommendations regarding behavioral health training goals for law enforcement entities
      1. Training models
        1. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
        2. Crisis Intervention (CIT)
        3. Other
      2. Personnel category/rank; % of personnel trained
        1. Patrolmen
        2. Supervisors
        3. Superior Officers
        4. Dispatch
        5. Other
      3. Timeframe by which training is accomplished
      4. One Mind Pledge by Police Chiefs
    2. Resources required to implement recommendations
      1. FY2020
      2. FY2021 and beyond
    3. Reports from The Center
      1. To the  CPBHAC
        1. Type
        2. Frequency
    4. Community behavioral health resources
      1. EOHHS Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare Initiative
        1. Listening sessions
        2. RFI
      2. The  Hub Model
      3. Middlesex County Restoration Center Initiative
  8. Scheduled meetings
    1. Monday, October 21st
    2. Monday, November 18th
    3. Monday, December 16th
  9. Proposed meetings
    1. Monday, January 27th
    2. Monday, February 24th
    3. Monday, March 23rd
    4. Monday, April 27th
    5. Monday, May 18th
    6. Monday, June 22nd
  10. Other business not anticipated by co-chairs