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Archive for Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Officer to discuss mental health teams

February 7, 2006

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Kyle Shipps, a representative of the Prairie Village Police Department, will address a Wednesday meeting of the Douglas County chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Room 202 at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.

The meeting begins at 6:45 p.m. and is expected to last about an hour.

Shipps is expected to discuss his department's move to Crisis Intervention Teams.

The teams use mental-health professionals, trained law enforcement officers and other community members to respond to mental health crises and facilitate access to treatment.

For more information, call 842-7927.

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