| Main |

Sheriff’s Community Outreach Utilization Team (SCOUT) program launched!

Thurston County Sheriff’s Office

Thurston Sheriff’s Office launches program aimed at helping with mental health calls

Two two-person teams of a crisis clinician and a peer specialist are now riding along with deputies.

From The Olympian:

After a year of behind-the-scenes work and planning, a new Thurston County program aimed at better responding to mental health-related 911 calls is about to be launched by the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office is launching the Sheriff’s Community Outreach Utilization Team (SCOUT) program. It’s the culmination of a partnership between the office, Thurston Mason Behavioral Health Administration, and Olympic Health and Recovery Services.

According to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office, the SCOUT program will consist of two two-person teams of a crisis clinician and a peer specialist. They will spend the next several months riding along with deputies and meeting staff before they’re deployed with their own vehicles to start answering calls.

Read more

Posted by Steve on August 30, 2022 at 12:01 am | Permalink

Post a comment

No comments yet. You should be kind and add one!

By submitting a comment you grant Yelm Community Blog a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution. Inappropriate and irrelevant comments will be removed at an admin’s discretion. Your email is used for verification purposes only, it will never be shared.

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.



Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com