The Santa Rose Police Department is pursuing a program that operates 24/7 and would provide unarmed professionals trained in nonviolent interventions for specific responses. Some responses would include mental health emergencies and homelessness. Insufficient state and federal funding has lead to a lack of resources for individuals struggling with mental health. Currently, traditional beat cops and officers who oversee traffic enforcement would respond to homelessness and mental health crisis. Unfortunately, those officers are not specifically trained to handle these confrontations. More of this story here.
(DURHAM, NC) If the city of Durham’s budget passes next month, Durham council members decided on Thursday morning that as many as 20 vacant police