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February 19, 2018 General Meeting

February 19, 2018 General Meeting


Monday, February 19, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Join us for a conversation with local law enforcement about interactions between police, our loved ones suffering from a mental health crisis, and family members.

  • What can families learn from law enforcement about how to help our loved ones in crisis?
  • What is the role of families and what more can we do?
  • How can law enforcement help families?
  • How can we work together to improve the system for police, individuals and families?
  • What are police and families doing right and wrong when our loved ones are involved with law enforcement?
  • And so many more questions

We are very pleased that Police Chief Adam McGill of the Novato Police Department and Lynn Murphy of the San Rafael Police Department will be among those participating in this panel discussion.  This meeting is part of NAMI Marin’s recently-adopted initiative to forge a closer working relationship with law enforcement in the county.

Chief McGill Novato

Chief McGill became Novato’s Police Chief in January 2017 after 25 years of experience serving in various municipal California police departments.  He previously served as the police chief of Truckee as well as the City of Newman, and in various other capacities with the Modesto Police Department.  As a police officer, Chief McGill spent the majority of his career in the detective bureau as a crime against person’s detective.  Additionally, he served in the US State Department as a US Diplomat in Iraq for 22 months as a senior police advisor to the highest levels of Iraq and US government officials.  Among many other credentials, Chief McGill has a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration and an M.S. in Emergency Services Administration from California State, Long Beach, and graduated from the FBI National Academy.

Officer Lynn Murphy San RafaelLynn Murphy has been the Mental Health Outreach Provider for the San Rafael Police Department since 2013.  Before that, she held various positions, including in the Youth Services Bureau with the San Rafael Police Department.  She specializes in connecting the seriously mentally ill homeless population with services in Marin.  She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, with a BA  from Columbia College, an MS in Education from Pepperdine, and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University.  Ms. Murphy has been called the “secret weapon in [the city's] mission to end homelessness.”


San Rafael Corporate Center, 750 Lindaro Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

(San Rafael Corporate Center at Andersen Dr., between 2nd St. and Andersen Dr.) The meeting room is just off the lobby. Free parking lot (after 6pm) on west side of Lindaro St.