The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

Sharp increase seen in mental health calls over past year


May 5, 2021

Calls for service to the Sweet Home Police Department from people suffering from mental health issues have gone up dramatically in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the first quarter of 2020.

In the first quarter of 2020, 31 calls were made to the police that Sweet Home officers deemed were from people with mental health issues were reported in the first quarter of 2020, while 120 such calls were reported in the first quarter of 2021.

“We’re trying to tackle the issue of our frequent flyers on mental health calls,” said Police Chief Jeff Lynn at the April 19 meeting of the Sweet H...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2022

Rendered 01/29/2023 00:23