Pheonix Police Assemble Dedicated Mental Health Squad

Phoenix will create a crisis-intervention squad devoted to the city’s mentally ill, a population that triggers about 4,000 court-ordered pickups for officers each year.

The seven-member squad will receive ongoing training and shoulder as many of the mental-health calls as possible, diverting pickups away from first responders, said Phoenix police Commander Michael Kurtenbach.

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Pheonix Police Assemble Dedicated Mental Health Squad

Phoenix will create a crisis-intervention squad devoted to the city’s mentally ill, a population that triggers about 4,000 court-ordered pickups for officers each year.

The seven-member squad will receive ongoing training and shoulder as many of the mental-health calls as possible, diverting pickups away from first responders, said Phoenix police Commander Michael Kurtenbach.

To read the full original article, click here.

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