Mental Health Co-responders

                                                                                                                                                                            DSC 1029

    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.