Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Culver City Mental Evaluation Team

The Culver City Mental Health Evaluation Team (CCMET) is comprised of one mental health trained police officer and one Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Clinician. The mission of this team is to provide response, care, and treatment of individuals requiring mental health assistance.

Officer Christopher Aguilar

Officer Christopher Aguilar has been with the Culver City Police Department for two years. Prior to joining the Culver City Police Department, Officer Aguilar began his law enforcement career with the Ventura Police Department where he served as a Police Officer for three years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in Law and Criminal Behavior and a minor in Spanish from California Lutheran University. Prior to his current assignment, Officer Aguilar was a member of the Special Enforcement Team. Officer Aguilar is currently assigned to the Patrol Bureau as a member of the Mental Health Evaluation Team, Field Training Officer, Crisis Negotiation Team, Partnerships in Policing Team, and Recruitment Team. Officer Aguilar responds to incidents in the field where people are experiencing a mental health crisis. Along with responding to mental health related calls, he facilitates resources to those that are experiencing homelessness.

Clinical Psychologist
Culver City Mental Evaluation Team

Officer Aguilar is paired with a licensed clinical psychologist who works for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Emergency Outreach and Triage Division. The designated Clinical Psychologist has been assigned to Culver City Police Department to co-respond with officers on mental health related 911 calls.

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

For Non-Emergency Mental Health Related Assistance or Information
(310) 253-6332 (Free of Charge) 
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health website

LA County Department of Mental Health Access Helpline
For Emergency and Non-emergency Assistance
(800) 854-7771

Request a field psychiatric evaluation, receive referrals, and locate mental health service providers within LA County.

Suicide Prevention Center Hotline
24 HR within LA County
(877) 727-4747

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-8255

Trevor Lifeline - LGBTQ
(866) 488-7386

Teen Line
(800) 852-8336 6 pm - 10 pm, toll free in California only

Veterans & Military Families
(800) 273-8255 Press 1

Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention
(877) 727-4747 24hr hotline