Beginning this Sunday, the Orlando Police Department will incorporate a Community Response Team to assist with nonviolent incidents involving people who are experiencing mental health crises.
The CRT has been receiving training for the last two weeks by the Orlando Police Department in preparation for the one-year pilot program, which is a combined effort of the city, Aspire Health Partners, and the Orlando Police Department.
Mayor Buddy Dyer discussed the murder of George Floyd and its impact on initiating the program.
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