Chico City Council approves mobile crisis team

Chico, Calif.-- On Tuesday night the Chico City Council voted unanimously to support police officers responding to emergencies where mental health issues are a factor.

Posted: Feb 6, 2018 10:19 PM

Chico, Calif.-- On Tuesday night the Chico City Council voted unanimously to support police officers responding to emergencies where mental health issues are a factor.

In 2017 there were more than 1,5000 mental health related calls. That's why the city council agreed to start the mobile crisis team, a collaboration between the Butte County Department of Behavioral Health and the Chico Police Department.

Two counselors will now provide crisis-related outreach and engagement, as well as responding to 9-1-1 calls.

For more on this story, click here: http://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/Butte-Co--Chico-partner-to-address-mental-health--policing-472836493.html

Chico
Partly Cloudy
82° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 81°
Oroville
Partly Cloudy
86° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 77°
Feels Like: 84°
Paradise
Partly Cloudy
82° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 77°
Feels Like: 81°
Chester
Partly Cloudy
86° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 84°
Red Bluff
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 84°
Willows
Partly Cloudy
82° wxIcon
Hi: 102° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 81°
It's been another hot and smoky day for the valley of northern California, with showers and thunderstorms once again popping up over our mountains. It will quiet down tonight with more hot, active weather tomorrow.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events