Mental Health

Mental health issues present a complex challenge to many of our friends and neighbors in Miami-Dade society. To address these complex challenges facing our community, Joe is committed to increasing access to mental health services, including training our officers in mental health intervention techniques, and collaborating with mental health professionals.

As Sheriff, Joe will work to put a stop to the epidemic of police suicide. He will expand police access to mental health services, so that our deputies do not feel alone while performing their difficult, yet critical, job. By helping our police be more resilient, we help to retain excellent police officers for the duration of their career serving the community.

Furthermore, we must help those in our community struggling with their mental health. By collaborating with mental health professionals and prioritizing mental health challenges, Joe aims to ensure that individuals in crisis receive the support and care they need, ultimately contributing to safer and more effective law enforcement practices.