Michael Hatch

Michael Hatch, MPA

Senior Program Manager

Science & Innovation Division


Michael Hatch is a Senior Program Manager with the National Policing Institute, where he works on the development and delivery of evidence-based training and technical assistance across several projects. Mike works collaboratively with NPI’s researchers to ensure evidence-based practices are infused into all TTA provided to the field.

Before joining NPI, Mike served as a Senior Project Associate with Policy Research Associates, where he led several criminal justice and SAMHSA GAINS projects in behavioral health crisis response. Mike provided training, technical assistance, and strategic planning facilitation to communities nationwide. He is a national train-the-trainer in How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice Responses and a National Sequential Intercept Mapping Facilitator.

Prior to PRA, Mike was a CIT Coordinator and Director of Crisis Services for the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier in Broome County, NY, where he ran a mobile crisis team and a crisis respite house. Mike facilitated the development of a 911 Diversion Risk Assessment tool for dispatchers that has been published as a promising practice by SAMHSA, The National Associations of State Mental Health Program Directors, and CIT International. Mike has guided 911 diversion in several communities and presented at numerous conferences on this topic.

Mike is a retired Lieutenant from the Johnson City Police in NY. Having served with several departments, he has experience in small village, rural, and urban law enforcement. He has been a police instructor since 1996 and an instructor evaluator for many years. Mike holds many specialty certifications, including CIT Coordination, Firearms Instructor, and Mental Health Instructor. Mike is a past Director of the Southern Tier Law Enforcement Academy in Corning, NY, as well as a former president and vice president of several police unions. Mike holds an Associate Degree in criminal justice from SUNY Corning, a Bachelor’s in criminal justice from Keuka College, and a Master’s in Public Administration with a Certificate in Non-Profit Administration from SUNY Binghamton.

Areas of Focus

  • Behavioral health crisis response
  • 911 diversion
  • Training and curriculum development

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