Behavioral Intervention Unit

The Bedford Police Department takes a proactive

approach to improving the quality of life for our citizens.

Furthermore, the Behavioral Intervention Unit (BIU) is

placing tremendous emphasis on proactively addressing

the symptoms and causes that lead to domestic violence

assaults. In addition, the BIU works closely with the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Mental Health Coordinator to help find treatment and preventative

measures to address the adverse effects experienced by

those persons with untreated or undiagnosed mental

illness.

The BIU is innovatively working with victims to address

the underlying issues surrounding these types of

repetitive cases. The BIU offers education, support,

and community resources for those affected by domestic

violence and/or those suffering from mental illness.

In our efforts to assist those who are victimized, we have partnered with Victim Advocacy groups, Tarrant County Mental Health Mental

Retardation (MHMR), and various other community

resources. to bring about a future without violence.

Domestic Violence

National Statistics

· Every year, 1 in 3 women who is a victim of

homicide is murdered by her current or

former partner.

· Domestic violence is the leading cause of

injury to women—more than car accidents,

muggings, and rapes combined.

· 1 in 4 women will experience domestic

violence during their lifetime.

Mental Health Mental Retardation

National Statistics

· 46.4% of Americans will experience a mental

illness in their lifetime. (National Household

Survey of Drug Abuse, 2006)

· Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in

youth aged 10 to 24. More teenagers and

young adults die from suicide than from cancer,

heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke,

pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung

disease combined. (Centers for Disease

Control & Prevention (CDC), 2010)

· In 90% of suicides for both children and adults,

mental illness is the attributing cause. (NIMH,

2012)

Juvenile Assistance

National Statistics

· In 1999 there were approximately 1.7 million

juvenile runaway episodes nationally.

· Most runaways are older teenagers, ages 15 to

17, with only about 1/4 being ages 14 and

younger.

Through a collaborative effort between the Police

Department, community resources, and the parents

of runaway children, our goal is to help determine

the source of the families’ difficulties and

communication break downs.

Once determined, we will work with the family to

deter any future occurrences, while at the same time

helping to improve their family unit.

Our Approach

With the assistance of the HEB Mental Health Coordinator, the

Bedford Police Department is responding to the needs

of its citizens who suffer from untreated or

undiagnosed mental illness.

With our community outreach program, we are making

every effort to assist our citizens with locating

treatment options that best serve their needs.

We help coordinate community resources, counseling

services, and local mental health treatment centers to

facilitate a speedy and healthy recovery.

Where we come in

The Bedford Police Department provides

officer interaction and services through the

Behavioral Intervention Unit that are typically

not available to domestic violence victims.

Through support, guidance, understanding,

and resource networking, the Behavioral Intervention Unit is prepared to make every

effort to break the cycle of violence and

restore peace and livelihood into the lives of

domestic violence victims.

Contact Information

We are located at

 

752 E. Pipeline Rd.

Hurst, TX 76053

Tel: (817)952-2499 Fax: (817)952-2686

 

 

Behavioral Intervention Team Members

Sergeant Tyler Stillman

Ph:  (817) 952-2434

Email: tyler.stillman@bedfordtx.gov

Officer Monique Hall 

Ph:  (817) 952-2498

Email: monique.hall@bedfordtx.gov

Mental Health Coordinator

Ken Bennett LCSW, CART

Ph: (817) 689-2731

​MHMR 24 Hour Crisis Hotline -

(817)335-3022

MHMR 24 Hour Toll Free Crisis Hotline -

(800)866-2465

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