Keeping People Out of Crisis: Unit Combines Law Enforcement, Mental Health worker [spokeman.com]

 

By Arielle Dreher, The Spokesman-Review, July 19, 2019

Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Moman and Frontier Behavioral Health mental health clinician Holly Keller were riding around on their shift this summer when they got an urgent call.

The family of a man who had run into traffic before had called 911 to report he was running away from home, and deputies who had already responded to the situation said he was not following commands.

Moman and Keller rushed to the scene. When they arrived, the man was standing in the road. But when he saw the two members of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Community Diversion Unit, he recognized them immediately.

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