Tucson Police

Mental Health Support Team (MHST)

If you are in crisis right now please call 9-1-1 or the 24 hour crisis line 1-866-495-6735 (TDD/TTY: 1-877-613-2076)

Mission

Provide improved public safety and service through the utilization of mental health services. The MHST Unit strives to decrease the number of incarcerated mentally ill individuals by acting as an entry point into mental health treatment, and prevent incidents through early intervention with speedy and thorough case follow-up.

History

The Tucson Police Mental Health Support Team was established in January 2014, and represents a philosophical shift in law enforcement response to behavioral health incidents. After several high profile incidents throughout the country, and specifically Pima County, law enforcement agencies recognized that such incidents may be prevented through early intervention of mental health services. The MHST Unit established itself as the sole clearing house for mental health court orders, relieving FSB of duty to serve them, so more time could be dedicated to patrol and has expanded to encompass missing persons.

Where Can I Go For Help?

Facility Locations

These are Tucson's Evaluating Hospitals PDF

Crisis Response Center
2802 E District St, Tucson, AZ 85714

St. Mary's Hospital
1601 W St Mary’s Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745

Banner South Campus
2800 E Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85714

Palo Verde Hospital
2695 N Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712

Sonora Behavioral Health
6050 N Corona Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704

Carondelet Health Network Hospital
350 N Wilmot Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711

When should you report someone missing?

Contact Us: MHSTTPD@tucsonaz.gov

About the MHST Team