Republic of Ireland National Police Force Looks to Local Law Enforcement Models, WJC Expertise, for Guidance on Co-Responder Models

Roundtable Brings Republic of Ireland Superintendent Together with Local Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health Leaders for Co-Response Discussion

By Anne Wilson, Director of Communications December 14, 2021

It is estimated that around 20 percent of police calls in the U.S. involve a mental health or substance use crisis, although local law enforcement estimate that it's double that in reality.

"911 is the most popular telephone number in the United States," said William James College President Nicholas Covino, speaking at a recent event.

"These calls are placed because there's a human being with a problem. Commonly, it is our most vulnerable people who are dialing, they are in the...
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