OPP’s Dufferin Detachment receives $207,850 for mental health crisis support – Shelburne Free Press

October 12, 2023

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police is receiving funding from the provincial government to provide specialized support to people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones announced in a press release issued on Monday (Oct. 10) that the local detachment would be granted a total of $207,850 in funding. The funding is being delivered through the Mobile Crisis Response Team Enhancement Grant program and looks to enable police to utilize trained crisis workers when responding to calls involving mental health.

“Our government is continuing to take action by providing the OPP’s Dufferin Detachment with the tools and resources they need to support those experiencing a mental health crisis in our community,” said Jones. “By continuing to invest in OPP Dufferin’s Mobile Crisis Response Team, our government is expanding their ability to deliver appropriate services to those in crisis situations.”

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