Crisis Intervention Response Team

Crisis Intervention Response Unit

This cutting-edge program is still very much in its infancy, but generates very specific measurable returns for our investment. The unit is currently staffed by one sworn officer whose responsibilities include liaising with the mental and behavioral health community, assisting in calls for service with a mental health relation, and proactively addressing problems before they have a chance to develop to the crisis stage. The officer assigned to this unit , SPO Robie Cochran, also trains the department’s officers in Crisis Intervention, and has been recognized across the state for the work that he is doing.