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Sheriff Bill Elder Receives National Alliance on Mental Illness Advocate of the Year Award

 


El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder was recognized as the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Advocate of the Year at NAMI’s Eighth Annual Fundraising Breakfast Thursday at the Broadmoor International Center.

Since being elected sheriff in 2015, Elder has shown a great commitment to ensuring his office responds appropriately to mental health-related calls. Under Sheriff Elder, every Patrol and Detentions Deputy is completing eight-hour Mental Health First Aid training.

Four deputies have gone through another week of training to become certified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) tea...



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