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Westland Police Target Mental Health With New Social Worker


Westland's Mayor, William Wild and Police Chief, Jeff Jedrusik said the partnership with Hegira Health will help provide resources to the residents of Westland

Westland - To ensure that Westland residents are adequately connected to needed mental health resources, the Westland Police Department has partnered Hegira Health to launch a mental health initiative led by a full time licensed master's level social worker operating out of the Department. The initiative will free up some officers to get back out on the streets to protect life and property, thus leaving in the hands of a well-trained and licensed behavioral health professional the equally important task of helping residents with mental health challenges.

Though officers are usually not tr...

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