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Chico Police Department to Create Second Mobile Crisis Unit

The mobile crisis unit that works with the Chico Police Department has been so successful, officials are saying that a second one is in the works.

Posted: Oct 9, 2018 3:15 PM

CHICO, Calif. - The mobile crisis unit that works with the Chico Police Department has been so successful, officials are saying that a second one is in the works. 

The unit deploys behavioral health counselors on police calls where mental health issues are a factor. 

Officials say that the team has been such a success in Chico that they want a second team to work with the sheriff's office. 

"We are actively creating a south county team currently in collaboration with the sheriff's office," said Holli Drobny, community services program manager for Butte County Public Health. "Our department was able to be awarded a grant to fund this team. The north county team has been so successful we wanted to make a south county team." 

Since the unit team was created in April of this year, counselors have been deployed to 163 incidents in Chico alone. 

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