Police Crisis Co-Responder Team

Arlington Heights Police Launch Crisis Co-Responder Team
Posted on 03/17/2022

The Arlington Heights Police Department recently partnered with AMITA Health to establish a Crisis Co-Responder Team Program that will embed a full-time and part-time crisis counselor within the Police Department. 

Crisis Counselors will be available to respond to calls for service that involve someone who may be suffering from mental health crisis and assist them through appropriate treatment navigation. This collaborative crisis response model aims to improve the experiences and outcomes of persons in crisis by providing effective crisis de-escalation, diversion from the criminal justice system, and connection to appropriate behavioral health services. Our crisis counselors will work side by side with our police officers to provide the highest level of service to our community.