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<br />PREPARED BY : PETER DECENA <br /> Chief of Police <br /> <br /> <br />Reviewed by : Town Manager, Assistant Town Manager, Chief of Police, Town Attorney, and Finance <br /> <br /> <br />110 E. Main Street Los Gatos, CA 95030 ●A406 -354 -6832 <br /> <br />TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />MEETING DATE: 0 6 /19 /201 8 <br />ITEM NO: 7 <br /> <br /> <br />D ATE : JUNE 6, 2018 <br />TO : MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />FROM: LAUREL PREVETTI, TOWN MANAGER <br />SUBJECT: APPROVE THE TOWN RESPONSE TO THE SANTA CLARA COUNTY CIVIL <br />GRAND JURY REPORT ON “POLICEA NDATHEAMENT LLYAILL:AIMPROVINGA <br />OUTCOMES ” DATED MAY 4, 2018. <br /> <br />RECOMMENDATION : <br /> <br />Approve the Town responseAtoAtheASantaAClaraACountyACivilAGrandAJuryAReportAonA“PoliceAandA <br />theAMentallyAIll.AImprovingAOutcomes” dated May 4, 2018 . <br /> <br />BACKGROUND : <br /> <br />On May 9, 2018, the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury issued a report pursuant to its <br />investigation into circumstances in which law enforcement officers use deadly force against <br />persons who are in mental health crisis, whether or not they were committing a crime (see <br />Attachment 1). The key focus of the report was law enforcement mental health training <br />policies. While the Civil Grand Jury found that major efforts have been undertaken in the <br />County to train law enforcement officers in recognizing and deal ing with people in mental <br />health crisis , they concluded there was room for improvement in the following areas: <br /> <br />1. D epth of training <br />2. Number of officers trained <br />3. C urrent Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) protocols <br />4. DeploymentAofA“inAtheAfield”AmentalAhealthA professional teams <br /> <br />The Civil Grand Jury Report directed individual law enforcement agencies to respond to specific <br />findings and recommendations (Attachment 2 contains the draft Town responses). <br /> <br /> <br />