By Market Intelligence Team

The Tampa City Council approved a contract between the city police department and Agency For Community Treatment Services (ACTS) so the police department can pilot a behavioral health crisis intervention response team. The one-year pilot is anticipated to start in late summer 2021. The council approved a contract of $122,178 in fiscal year 2021, and $488,680 in fiscal year 2022 The unit will include four officers and four mental health professionals. Mental health professionals and law enforcement professionals will work in teams to address mental health calls. The Tampa Police Department anticipates expanding the team in the future. The goal…
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