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Fort Bragg Police Collaborating with Local Mental Health Service Provider to Support Community Members in Crisis

The following is a press release issued by the Fort Bragg Police Department:

Redwood Quality Management Company (RQMC) has collaborated with out department to offer mental health resources for calls of services. One instance I would like to bring light to occurred on April 30, 2021; RQMC provided officers with a direct phone number to the RQMC supervisor for questions and concerns while in the field.

Two days later, officers responded to a call involving an individual experiencing mental distress within the city of Fort Bragg. The officers noticed during the assessment the person’s confusion and demeanor was becoming unstable requiring resources experienced in mental health, officers contacted the RQMC supervisor. Within 15 minutes, the RQMC supervisor immediately sent a crisis worker to the officers’ location. The crisis worker noticed this person demeanor was becoming rapidly unstable and placed them on a mental health hold. The officers were able to transport the person, in the patrol car, to the Hospital E.R without any physical contact.

The collaboration of our officers, the RMQC, and Mendocino Coast Adventist Hospital Emergency unit for this call indicates how our department is allocating our resources to improve the safety of our community.

The collaboration of our officers, the RMQC, and Mendocino Coast Adventist Hospital Emergency unit for this call indicates how our department is allocating our resources to improve the safety of our community.

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