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Bartlett police add mental-illness response team

By Dave Gathman [email protected] May 24, 2011 6:22PM

BARTLETT — The Bartlett Police Department has become one of only a handful of area departments to have a Crisis Intervention Team, or CIT.

It is composed of five law enforcement officers who received intensive specialized training on dealing with people who have a mental illness or other behavioral disabilities.

And a new 911 emergency-phone service called Smart911 allows residents to alert police officers and firefighters about any special situations the emergency responders might come across if called to their home.

via Bartlett police add mental-illness response team – Courier News.