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. Karly Nickerson has been with the department since August of 2021 and works the day shift. Trish Marrow has been with the department since June of 2022 and works the evening shift.