Update on Fountain PD's new behavioral health unit
Last updated 8/4/2021 at 9:31am
According to Krysta Parker, the clinician assigned to Fountain Police Department’s BHCON Unit (Behavioral Health Connect), the team has been busy since hitting the streets more than a month ago. Parker is teamed up with Sgt. Ken Owens, and together they respond to calls that may have a mental health component.
Here is Parker’s synposis of a recent week’s worth of work:
“During the fifth week on the road, the Fountain BHCON team responded to 15 mental health related calls for services; the calls were categorized as Check the Welfare, Harassment, Disturbance, and Attempted Suicide. Th...