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Aspire luncheon connects with law enforcement

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Captain Tim Hanington DCP Captain Tim Hanington DCP
Elizabeth Mcqueen Chief Clinical Officer for Aspire Elizabeth Mcqueen Chief Clinical Officer for Aspire
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A walk-in crisis unit held a luncheon this afternoon to better educate local law enforcement officers.

Aspire specializes in Behavioral health and developmental disability services. Their main mission is to offer affordable and accessible services to individuals and families in need.

By teaming up with law enforcement they can have a direct connection with the individuals and get them the help they need in a safe and timely manner.

"We want them to have the knowledge to know how to interact with those mentally ill consumers right when they are out on the streets," said Elizabeth Mcqueen Chief Clinical Officer for Aspire.

"They are there to help make sure that law enforcement officers of this community or any community are educated and how to deal with them that makes us better to do our job,' said Captain Tim Hanington DCP.

In addition to luncheon meetings throughout the year, Aspire also offers training for law enforcement to better prepare them in the field.

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