The Mental Health Response Team (MHRT) is a team made up of a crisis clinician and a law enforcement officer. Together, they respond to 9-1-1 calls that have a behavioral health component. The team can respond anywhere in Washington County.
MHRT is skilled at crisis intervention and safety planning. The goal is to divert people from the criminal justice system. The shared response allows for better communication and information sharing. This helps achieve the best outcomes in emergency situations.
MHRT is available every day from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. The team receives referrals from Washington County 9-1-1. They also respond to requests from city police agencies in Washington County.
For more information, please see the MHRT page on the Sheriff's Office website.