In 2021, the Northampton Police Department was selected to receive a Jail Diversion Grant from the Department of Mental Health. This is a multi-year grant supporting municipalities in hiring behavioral health clinicians to assist officers. The Northampton Police Department has two full-time Clinical & Support Options (CSO) clinicians responding to calls alongside officers. Our clinicians respond to both emergency and routine calls for service involving community members experiencing mental health issues and conduct follow-up and outreach.
Sergeant Honora Sullivan-Chin is the Department's Mental Health Liaison Supervisor and works with our clinicians. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.