Montrose police get $40K grant for mental health

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MONTROSE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT News)-- The City of Montrose is receiving a grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.

Over $40,000 is being granted to provide peer support training to police officers and to buy an equipped vehicle for a mental health co-responder. The program allows the mental health clinician to work alongside officers, both at police headquarters and on patrol. The trained officers will serve the Police Department and be available to employees as peer support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“This training will help them cope with some of those stresses and it's just another resource that Montrose Police Department provides to its officers,” said Public Information Officer for the City of Montrose, William Woody.

MPD is also receiving funds to train and certify five officers in peer support counseling.

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