Crystal, New Hope & Robbinsdale Police Join Mental Health Support Teams
The police departments of Crystal, New Hope and Robbinsdale are joining together to form peer support teams and lend support in the area of mental health.
“Those stresses affect us physically, emotionally, cognitively at times. Part of our purpose here in building a peer support team was to fight that, to build resilience to be healthy employees for each city that we represent and the communities that we serve,” said Capt. John Kaczmarek from the Robbinsdale Police Department.
The officers came to CCX Media to talk about the issue of mental health and how the new program will work.
The hope is that it’s a program that impacts all levels of people working in law enforcement, from captains to civilians.
“The mentality has always been that you show up, deal with whatever you have to deal with, you go home and do the same thing the next day. That’s not how humans work. We are humans and we need to get through these things,” said Brandon Dorr with the Crystal Police Department.
There’s a full online course for coordinators and in-person training too. Want to learn more? Listen to the full interview here.