Team Leader at W.A. Police Force Mental Health Co-Response – East
Dave is a Sergeant who currently leads a team of eight W.A. Police Force Mental Health Co-Response (MHCR) officers servicing the Midland and Perth police districts. He previously spent three years at Mental Health Co-Response Unit where he oversaw the operational implementation of the MHCR. Dave has over twenty years of policing experience working in both Metropolitan and Regional WA, the majority of the time as a frontline officer. He is passionate about providing frontline police officers with greater awareness so they can respond appropriately to people living with a mental illness. He sees strong working relationships as a key strategy to ensure better mental health responses. Dave will use the Fellowship to develop a greater appreciation of the contemporary challenges mental health issues in the community create for police and ways to provide better outcomes for consumers and carers.