Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-08 17:09:09


Criminal Intelligence Analysis

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2023


The following paper aims to identify and explain variation in Ohio police department methods of response to calls for service (CFS) involving mental health crises. Police response to mentally ill or disturbed individuals has become a topic of increased discussion in recent decades. Communities have attempted to bring reform to this area with alternative solutions, including specially trained police officers, co-response with social workers, or community-based response teams. Geographic and demographic factors such as police department size, population served, and availability of mental health resources impact how communities and police departments approach this issue. This paper consists of a literature review covering current police approaches, data collection and analysis on a random sample of 200 Ohio police departments, individual reviews of the three largest Ohio police departments, and a discussion of findings and implications.

Research Sponsor

David Licate

First Reader

Stephanie Yuhas

Second Reader

Sarah St. George

Honors Faculty Advisor

David Licate

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