Mental health professionals ready to aid police emergencies

Police officers in Door and Kewaunee counties have resources at the ready when they encounter people with mental health issues.  Officers are trained to quickly assess situations and determine whether mental health care professionals need to be consulted.  The  Kewaunee Police Department has daytime access to staff with the Kewaunee County Department of Human Services' Behavioral Health Unit.  After hours,  Police Chief Jim Kleiman says officers can refer cases to private counselors.



Sturgeon Bay Police officers have around the clock access to staff with the Door County Health and Human Services Department's Behavioral Health Unit.  Chief  Clint Henry also says officers are trained to take immediate action when necessary to protect public safety and of those individuals in need of help.



Police officers also receive regular proficiency training in handling calls where mental health assistance is needed.

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