On 24 November 2022, the Policing Authority published a major national report on the implementation of co-response models to crisis mental health events. The report was authored by Superintendent Andrew Lacey, Dr. Alan Cusack and Ms. Bláithín O'Shea who are all based in the School of Law at the University of Limerick. The publication of the report represented the final aspect of Superintendent's Lacey's IRC New Foundations project which involved hosting a roundtable symposium, and a knowledge exchange seminar, at the University of Limerick which brought international experts together to discuss joint policing and health agency responses (co-response models) to crisis mental health situations.
The report was discussed at a public meeting attended by the Policing Authority and the Garda Commissioner on Thursday, 24 November 2022. The event was live-streamed and is available here.
Further details about the report are available here:
Policing Authority publishes report on roundtable symposium on co-response models to crisis mental health events | Policing Authority