Tucson Police Chief Speaks on Community Mental Health

Chief of the Tucson Police Department Chris Magnus will be a keynote speaker for Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy’s 2020 Winter Institute. Chief Magnus joined the Tucson Police Department in 2016 after nine years as Chief of Police in Richmond, California.

Magnus has also held the position of Chief in Fargo, North Dakota. He started his career in Michigan. In addition to police service, Chief Magnus worked as a paramedic for 10 years and holds a master’s degree in Labor Relations and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University.

The Tucson Police is focused on “full-service policing” and care for the residents. Tucson Police’s Mental Health Support Team (MHST). MHST acts as an entry point into mental health treatment and prevent incidents through early intervention with speedy and thorough case follow-up to prevent incarceration of people with mental illness.

Chief Magnus is also a member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids when he supports access to early education and mental and behavioral healthcare for children.

Chief Magnus will present his Welcome keynote session 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday.

Register for the Winter Institute at cabhp.asu.edu/winter-institute.

(photo courtesty AZ Daily Star)