Law enforcement agencies are responding to more mental health calls than ever before. The Ontario County Sheriff deputies in the field are using I-pads as a tool to consult with mental health practitioners when they respond to those types of calls.
According to Sheriff Kevin Henderson, the program will help deputies to determine whether or not that person should be transported or it could be left in the community, then be referred to another service. Henderson said this would help reduce the need for custodial transports to the hospital.
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