07/31/2015
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"Better prepare our officers"

"... many people who fall into our criminal justice system would be far more effectively helped, by our public health system. And yet, police are often our first responders to people in crisis. So as President, I will invest in training and equipping law enforcement to better prepare our officers for encounters with our neighbors who are suffering a mental illness. I will dramatically expand our federal commitment to drug treatment and community health services."