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POSTPONED: General Meeting: October 16, 2017

POSTPONED:  General Meeting: October 16, 2017

The October 16, 2017 General Meeting hosting local law enforcement representatives is POSTPONED due to the extraordinary demands on first responders caused by the Northern California fires.  Further notice will be provided once a new date has been set.

We look forward to seeing you at a later date for this important topic.


Date and Location:  TBD


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.”


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