New Bedford Police Department mental health co-response team ready to serve community

“The Department of Mental Health co-response team will be going live this month.

Building on the great work done in our department since 2018, this new team will be made up of a small group of officers selected from the Outreach Team to work directly with a lead licensed clinician who has been an active member of our Community Crisis Intervention Team for several years now.

Chief Paul Oliveira and the New Bedford Police Department are very excited for this new team, which will allow us to offer enhanced levels of care to members of our community suffering from a mental health episode!”-New Bedford Police Department.

New Bedford Police Department photo.

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