CHDS Association


Michael Biasotti served 38 years with the New Windsor, NY police department – the last 11 years as Chief of Police.  He has led and been a member of numerous professional organizations and nonprofits related to public safety including Advisory Board Member, Mental Health of Arrestees and How it Impacts Police; the National Alliance on Mental Illness; International Association of Chiefs of Police; Immediate Past President of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police; Board of Directors Member of The Treatment Advocacy Center; North Eastern Working Group Member Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS); Council Member New York State's Law Enforcement Accreditation Council; President Orange County Association of Chiefs of Police.  Chief Biasotti has spent the past two decades focusing on the decriminalization of mental illness, by fostering programs such as de-escalation training for all Law Enforcement officers, training for Judges and prosecutors, increasing programs which are actively geared towards encouraging those most ill to remain engaged in their treatment protocol in an effort to reduce repetitive involvement within the criminal justice system, reduce homelessness and repeated hospitalizations.