Cody Christopher – Jasper PD’s Mental Health Officer

Jasper police officers have experienced an increasing number of calls involving people with mental health issues who need medical treatment, psychological evaluation and other services to help them through a time of crisis. This is a trend that law enforcement agencies across the nation are being exposed to. The interaction between law enforcement and the mentally ill has been in the national spotlight particularly when the police have had to use deadly force in a series of shootings by police. These shootings have also been the root cause of protests against police use of force.

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