Other agencies have had success with this program in taking care of specific needs that can cause emergencies, like mental health crises. 20 cities across the county have an embedded social worker, and 7 more cities will have one by the end of 2023 with a few of those cities adding another social worker to meet growing needs. Last year, I did two ride-alongs, and my more recent one was with Officer Damm in the domestic violence unit. Our officers are excited that this is coming, and so am I. This is another tool in the toolbox for public safety.
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