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Fountain PD rolls out second BHCON unit


Last updated 8/7/2022 at 7:34pm

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Officer Christopher Diriwachter and Clinician Priscilla Pfeifer are the new Fountain Police Department's new BHCON Unit, the city's second.

The Fountain Police Department recently introduced its second Behavioral Health Connect Unit – BHCON 4.

BHCON (pronounced "beacon") pairs a Fountain Police Department officer with a Licensed Behavioral Health Clinician from UCHealth Memorial Hospital to respond to emergency 911 calls determined to have a behavioral health issue as a primary factor.

FPD's BHCON 4 Unit will collaborate with its BHCON 3 Unit and the highly successful BHCON program at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. FPD's program includes a case manager who will follow up on every mental health call to ensure citizens c...

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